Sister Edie Daly (1948-2021)

Sister Edith Huot Daly was born in Milton, Mass. to Bernard R. and Mary L. (Gordon) Daly. "Edie" graduated from Cambridge High & Latin School. She proceeded to earn her bachelor's degree from Boston College and master's degree in Education Counseling from Boston State College.

She entered the Sisters in 1979 and professed her perpetual vows in 1986. Sister Edie's legacy of service began as Coordinator of the Youth Ministry programs at St. Eulalia's Parish in Winchester and then at Immaculate Conception Parish in Marlborough. At Cardinal Cushing High School in South Boston, she taught Christian Studies, was Director of the Planning Center, and served as Principal from 1990 to 1992. She then became Dean of Students at Emmanuel College from 1992 to 1996.

Next she served as Director of Campus Ministry at Notre Dame College in New Hampshire. Later in her career her focus shifted toward helping her community of Sisters in the Formation ministry regionally, and then as a part of the United States Notre Dame Formation team. She was a part of U.S. East-West  Province Leadership team until last year. She also served on the Board of Directors of Notre Dame Academy in Hingham.

Sister Edie died on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Notre Dame Long Term Care in Worcester after a recent stroke

She leaves her brother, Timothy Daly and his wife Judy of Lynnfield; sisters-in-law, Deby and Kathy; nieces and nephews; grandnieces and nephews; and her sisters in religion, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. She was predeceased by her brothers, Robert Daly and Christopher Daly.

Sister Edie is buried in Notre Dame du Lac Cemetery, Worcester , Mass.

To make a gift to the Sisters in memory of Sister Edie, please click here or write to the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, 351 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149.


  1. Dear Edie's,

    You probably remember me as Sickles. Yet, I married Simon McFall who also went to NDC for a year and we now have two beautiful children and are raising them Catholic thanks to you and faith. I just wanted to thank you for inviting me on all those retreats even though I was the black sheep. I will never forget you walking around with a boombox playing wake me up before you go go. To this day I tell my kids the story of how you woke up the sleepy college kids every morning to begin their day. You are forever in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Bridget

    1. Dear Bridget,

      Thank you for your lovely message! I'll make sure that Sr. Edie receives it.

      (for the Sisters)

  2. Hi Sister Edie this is Taryn Collins. I was with you at Cathedral Grammar, Cardinal Cushing and Emmanuel College. Thank you for being a part of my story!! I love you!

    1. Dear Taryn!

      How nice of you to write to Sr. Edie! I'll make sure she receives your message.

      (for the Sisters)

  3. Sr Edie was so so good to us in high school ❤️ I will always have a place for her in my heart, she led by beautiful, loving, example.

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