Timothy Daly, 50, a member of the Brunswick community for 22 years as a coach, colleague, and friend, died peacefully on December 4.
Tim is survived by his wife of 13 years, Kelly Marie Daly; his mother, Margaret Daly; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Tim was predeceased by his father, Butch Daly.
Brunswick gathered on Thursday to honor and remember Tim’s life and service to the school, where he worked on the maintenance team, coached varsity baseball, and was a loyal and friendly colleague to all.
Assistant Head of School and friend Doug Burdett shared reflections on Tim’s life with Upper School students, faculty, staff, and Tim’s family and friends.
“Such moments of sadness always get me to consider what it’s all about — and beyond attempting a broader, more spiritual answer — I just always seem to notice how it’s often about the little things,” Burdett said.
“Timmy Daly’s passing underscores that lesson. And the little things on sad occasions like these often come to mean everything.
“Timmy was an easy man to get to know — outgoing and funny; cynical and direct; and ever-present on both campuses.
“It occurs to me with each repeated story that Timmy never made things about himself — ever. He was a team player who was more than happy conveying the successes of others — co-workers, teammates, or the boys he so lovingly coached.”
Seniors Michael Yeager and Trip Williams — both of whom played under Coach Daly on the Brunswick baseball team — participated in the memorial by offering readings.
Family and friends may visit the Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home in Stamford on Wednesday, December 14, from 3:00–8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Tim’s memory to either New England Donor Services, 60 First Avenue, Waltham, Mass., 02451 or Stamford Legion Baseball, Attention: Frank Spoto, 20 Bittersweet Lane, Stamford, Conn., 06903.