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Dennis T. Daley

September 10, 1934 — April 15, 2024


Dennis T. Daley

Dennis T. Daley passed away peacefully at his home April 15, 2024, surrounded by his loving family.  He was born September 10, 1934 in Chicago to Timothy and Jennie Daley.

Dennis's interests were as varied as they were passionate. An avid golfer, he could often be found on the greens, enjoying the camaraderie of the game and the beauty of the outdoors. His love for sports cars was more than a hobby; it reflected his zest for life and adventure. His other interests included travel, photography, reading and jazz music. Family gatherings were brightened by his presence, as he cherished every moment spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, imparting wisdom, and sharing laughter. Dennis's sense of humor was infectious; he had a knack for finding the funny side of life, and his laughter was a gift that he generously shared with all who knew him.

As we say goodbye to Dennis T. Daley, we celebrate a life well-lived, a legacy of love, and a man who was truly one of a kind. His memory will be treasured in the hearts of his beloved wife, Nancy, his children, his sister, his nephews, his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and the countless friends and colleagues whose lives he enriched. Dennis's spirit, characterized by humor, love, and a touch of mischief, will continue to inspire and guide us.

 Dennis is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Nancy; children, Christine Zaruba, Ann (Jay)Dower, Mark Daley, and Mary (Bob) Clankie; grandchildren, Michael (Kathryn), Eric (Samantha), Matthew (fiancé Jess), and Andrew (fiancé Sydney) Zaruba, Erin, Tim, and Christopher Dower, and Robert Clankie; great grandchildren, Rori, Oliver, and Charlie; sister, Helen Jerzyk; brother, Wayne (Peggy) Fricano; nephews, Jeff (Renee) Jerzyk, Brook (Jodie) Jerzyk, Brian (Teather) Fricano, and Joe Fricano; and  many great nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Daley; and niece Dana Fricano.

 Visitation will be 4-7pm Sunday April 21 at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 149 W. Main St. (Lake Cook Road), Barrington.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30am Monday April 22 at Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 410 N. 1st St, Cary.   Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to: Colorectal Cancer Alliance. The website is


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Sunday, April 21, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Davenport Family Funeral Homes and Crematory – Barrington

149 W Main St, Barrington, IL 60010

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Monday, April 22, 2024

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church

410 N. 1st St., Cary, IL 60013

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