JOHN DALEY Obituary (2021) – Marshfield, MA

DALEY, John J. “Jack” Of Marshfield. World War II veteran; father of five; retired Boston Police Captain; author; builder; and racquetball player passed away peacefully while at home with his family at age 93 on September 9, 2021. Jack was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts to George and Esther (Kenny) Daley. He grew up in the Adams Village neighborhood. Jack enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II and served aboard a minesweeper in the Pacific. Following military service, he attended Wentworth Institute and Northeastern University. Accompanying a friend who was applying for a job with the police department, Jack also submitted an application and was accepted, finding his life’s work as a Boston Police officer. He rose through the ranks to become Captain, serving in many roles including the commander of the Homicide Unit. He was also a self-taught carpenter who built a number of houses, most notably, the family home in Marshfield. Jack was an avid reader and an opera fan. He wrote and published an autobiography of his time as a policeman. He was a close follower of Marshfield school sports. He also enjoyed playing racquetball, walking, riding his bicycle through the streets of Marshfield and playing golf in Marco Island, Florida. He enjoyed Scottish food. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Eleanor “Tiny” (McBrine). He is survived by his son John (RET. Boston Police) and his wife Mary of Marshfield, son Richard (RET. Boston Police) and his wife Linda of Norwell, daughter Anne George and her husband Thomas George of Boston, daughter Mary Ellen of Pembroke and daughter Jeanne Entwistle and her husband Peter Entwistle of Marshfield. He is also survived by four loving grandchildren Richard Daley and his wife Christine, Shayla Entwistle, Nicholas Daley and his fiancee Jessi Walker and Matthew Entwistle (Boston Police). Jack was preceded in passing by his brother George Daley of Dedham. Visiting Hours will be held on Wednesday, from 4-7PM at the Sullivan Funeral Homes, 551 Washington Street, Route 53, HANOVER. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, at 10AM at St. Christine’s Church, 1295 Main St, Route 3A, Marshfield. Burial to follow at Couch Cemetery in Marshfield. For directions and to sign Jack’s online guestbook, visit

Published by Boston Globe from Sep. 10 to Sep. 12, 2021.

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