Marie E. (Donovan) Daly, 92, Worked at Pentagon During WWII

Marie E. (Donovan) Daly, 92, wife of the late Daniel S. Daly, passed away Jan. 26, at Hannah Duston Nursing Home in Haverhill surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Haverhill, she was the daughter of the late John and Rose (Walker) Donovan. Raised and educated in Haverhill, she received her elementary education at St. Michael’s School in Hudson and Junior High at Morey Junior High School in Lowell. Daly then attended St. James High School and was a graduate of Haverhill High School, class of 1942. She went on to attend McIntosh Business School in Lawrence. She was a Girl Scout while living in Hudson and Lowell. She was employed by attorneys in Haverhill, Boston and Washington, D.C., and worked at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., during World War II. While in Washington she volunteered for the Red Cross and was a nurse’s aide. She also worked at Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School and retired from there in 1976. She was a member of St. James Sodality and was a notary public.

Daly is survived by her children, William J. “Will” Daly of Haverhill, Daniel S. Daly Jr. and his wife Cheryl of Groveland, John F. Daly of Naples, Fla., and Colleen M. Daly of California; two granddaughters, Veronica Daly and Christine Simard and her husband Christopher; great grandson Chase Simard; sisters Irma Maggio of Torrance, Calif.; Clare Noury of Newton, N.H.; Marcia D’Entremont of Gray, Maine; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her sisters Rose Hedglin, Helen LaRiviere and Joan Morin, a brother Martin Donovan.

Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours Tuesday, Jan. 30 from 5 to 7 p.m., at Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., Haverhill. Funeral services begin Wednesday morning at 10, from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at St. John the Baptist Church, 110 Lincoln Ave., Haverhill. Burial follows in Elmwood Cemetery, Salem Street, Bradford. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.