96, formerly of Providence, moving to Narragansett in 1993, passed away peacefully on September 7th, 2021. He was the husband of the late Rita (Cioni) Daly for seventy years.
Born in Holyoke, MA, moving to Providence in 1933, he was the son of the late Monaghan and Theresa (Mullen) Daly.
Robert was a graduate of LaSalle Academy in 1944, and achieved an Associate Degree in Drafting from NE Technical Institute in 1947.
Robert was a US Army WWII Veteran receiving the Bronze Battle Star at The Battle of the Bulge, a Purple Heart and was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge.
Robert was the owner of Dial Battery and Auto Supply of East Providence and United Auto and Paint Supply of Providence for many years before retiring. As a hobby, he built 3 homes in RI.
He enjoyed bowling with The St. Augustine’s Bowling League for many years, playing cards with Rita and their many friends, and was a major fan of all the Boston teams. Robert loved traveling around the globe, wintering in Bonita Springs, FL; while making many friends along the way. Always a loving and generous soul, and commonly quoted for saying “never give up”.
He leaves three children, Richard Daly of Cheshire, CT, Joyce Pacitti of East Greenwich and Jean Volpe of Jamestown; five grandchildren, Alexander Daly, Amanda and Sarah Pacitti, Zachary and Brian Volpe; and one great grandchild, Brady James Volpe.
His funeral will be held on Friday, September 24, 2021 at 10 AM at the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory- SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 1111 Boston Neck Road, (Rt. 1A), Narragansett followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am in St. Veronica Chapel, 1035 Boston Neck Road, Narragansett. Burial with Military Honors will follow at the RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. VISITATION will be FRIDAY morning from 9-10 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.
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