Robert M. Daly
1939 - 2021
BORN
February 5, 1939
DIED
April 19, 2021
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57 N Main St
Westford, MA 01886
Robert "Bob" M. Daly of Westford passed away on April 19, 2021. Bob was born February 5, 1939 and brought up in Fair Haven, N.J. He attended the Fair Haven school system and then Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School, where he graduated as valedictorian. He matriculated at Dartmouth College in the fall of 1957, was in the last class of Sigma Chi's at Dartmouth, and was an Air Force ROTC candidate, graduating with an A.B. in 1961. He spent the next year at Thayer School of Engineering graduating with an additional degree in electrical engineering. The Fair Haven school system is also where he first met Judith Anne "Judy" Enright | in kindergarten | beginning a relationship that would last over 70 years. Bob and Judy were married in 1962 after they had both finished college, and they immediately went off to Holloman AFB, New Mexico where Bob began his service in the USAF. The stories from his time flying in the backseat of F-106 Interceptors as an avionics officer enlivened many subsequent Thanksgiving dinners. Bob left the service in February 1965 and the two moved to Belmont, Massachusetts where Bob started work in Honeywell's computer division as a logic designer. While with Honeywell, he earned his MBA from Boston University night school, and in 1972 they moved to their current home in Westford, Massachusetts. At Honeywell he became Director of Systems Engineering and was involved in the very early formative stages of AI research. In 1984 Bob joined Lexi-Data Corporation as Vice President of Engineering, later moving to Apollo/ Hewlett-Packard in the fall of 1987. He eventually became a corporate level program manager with HP, managing CEO Lou Platts effort to coordinate with Samsung. Bob retired in 2004, and since then has continued to follow Dartmouth news, Boston sports, his grandchildrens adventures (his appearance as Mad Eye Moody at his granddaughters Harry Potter-themed birthday party was Oscar-worthy), and read over 800 books. He is remembered for his generosity, steadfast ethics, firm convictions, and living life on his own terms. No one was more organized, and no happy hour was as happy as those that included Bob. He leaves his wife of 59 years, two children, Kristen Daly Schneider (Greig T. Schneider) of Norfolk, MA, and David Robert Daly (Holly Marcinkowski) of Lunenburg, MA, as well as six grandchildren: Garrett Thomas Schneider, Katarina Daly Schneider, Brenton Robert Schneider, Finn David Daly, Michael Thaddeus Daly, and Cashel James Daly. Donations may be made in Bobs memory to the the American Heart Association, 300 5th Avenue, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Westford Healy FUNERAL HOME, 57 N Main Street, Westford, MA 01886.
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Published by Eagle-Independent from Apr. 27 to Apr. 29, 2021.
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Dear Judy & family, I am so sorry to learn about Bob's passing. I am thinking about you and your family. Sincerely, Esther
Esther Wikander
Teacher
May 30, 2021
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
American Heart Association
April 27, 2021
Judy, Kristen and David, We are so sad about Bob's passing and wish we could be there with you at his services this week. All of you are in our thoughts. Love, Eric and Susie
Eric and Susie Schneider
Family
April 26, 2021
We were so sad to hear of Bob's passing. I will always remember his wry sense of humor when visiting the Daly house as a kid. I'm sure he was an awesome Mad Eye Mooney!
Amy Juodawlkis
Family Friend
April 25, 2021
I was so saddened to hear of Bob's passing. My sincerest condolences to you and your family. He will be missed dearly! Love Mary and Perry Mourtzinos and Family
Mary Mourtzinos
Family Friend
April 25, 2021