Francis H. Daley Thursday, February 18, 1937 - Friday, July 28, 2017

Delmar- Francis H. "Frank" Daley, 80, died Friday July 28, 2017 at home under the loving care of his wife and daughter Karen and son Frank Jr.  Born in Albany, he was the son of Harold and Hazel (McChesney) Daley,  He graduated from Bethlehem Central High School.  Frank worked for the Bethlehem Central School System for 22 years retiring in 1999 as head custodian at the Bethlehem Middle School.  Frank always put students first above everything else and was so respectful of them.  He received the school citizenship award in 1995.  He was a "Gentleman and a Teacher".  He previously worked for Gentil's Floor covering as a mechanic for 18 years.  He was a communicate of St. Thomas the Apostle Church.  He loved fishing and golfing, but most of all the camaraderie with the guys.  He loved feeding and watching the birds, squirrels, rabbits and chipmunks in the yard.  Frank will always be remembered for his sense of humor and quick wit which he maintained during his  illness to the end.  Frank will be missed by all who knew him. He was one of a kind.

Frank is survived by his wife of 51 years Catherine (DePuccio) Daley, his son Frank Jr. (Lidia)  of Glenmont, daughters Karen Flood of Massachusetts, Gaile Daley of Georgia, Lauren Jacquez of Texas, six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, cherished granddogs Sierra and Sonoma, sister Ruth Williamson, Dorothea (Carl) Peragine.  He is predeceased by brothers Robert Daley, Harry Johnson, Jack Johnson, sister Marion Sloger, Lois Pupchek and Shirley Sweetser.

A Mass of Christain Burial will be celebrated 10:00 AM, August 1, 2017 at the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 35 Adams Place, Delmar.  Relatives  are invited to visitation in the church chapel from 9:00 to 10:00 AM. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery , Glenmont. 

Frank's family would like to express their gratitude to the Community Hospice staff for their loving and compassionate care.  In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send memorial contributions to The Community Hospice, St. Peter's Hospital Foundation 445 New Karner Road, Albany, New York 12205 or to  St. Thomas the Apostle Memorial Fund, 35 Adams Place, Delmar, NY 12054

 

Join us on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 1:45pm

Service Details: Visitation 9:00 to10:00 AM

35 Adams Place, Delmar, NY

I always enjoyed seeing Frank at Stewarts. Such a super friendly guy. I am so sad to learn of his passing. Sending you my deepest condolences.

Frank was my best buddy on Longmeadow Drive in Delmar. Even though I only knew Frank for a few years, I felt like I had known him forever! He was Delmar's Embassador wherever he went. I'll miss him very much! I send condolences to Catherine & his family.

Frank also known as the mayor of Delmar was the kindest soul to be known. We all have heard the saying someone would give you their shirt off their back, well Frank was the person that saying was created for. We will all miss the camaraderie of Frank being with us as we solved the worlds problems at the local Stewarts shop over coffee and the memories of the days of yesteryear. To his family I would like to extend my deepest condolances on your loss. Frank was family to all who knew him, and will be missed by all that knew him. Now he will be able to golf and fish to his hearts content with his best friend Bob and our heavenly Father. Again Catherine I am sorry for your loss and wish to say I was proud to call Frank my friend.

Very sorry for the loss of a wonderful person, who cared for the kids, the school district, and the community of the Bethlehem Central School District.