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Daley, Pearl

Dailey, Pearl color

Pearl (Kanaan) Daley, a resident of West Roxbury, passed away peacefully at Hebrew Senior Life on February 24, 2017.  She was 93 years of age. Beloved wife of the late James E. Daley. Devoted and loving mother of Rhonda and her husband Robert Rusek and the late Ruth Olga Scarbeau. Loving Grandmother of Justyn and her husband Richard Smith; Vanessa and her husband Sean Carroll; Olivia Scarbeau; Jennifer and her husband James Boisvert; James Rusek and his wife Katherine, and aunt of her devoted niece Carla Bennett.  Pearl is survived by her many great grandchildren, grand nieces and nephews.

She was one of seven daughters born to Aid and Asma Kanaan of West Roxbury and is survived by her sister and best friend Linda Clements of Houston, Texas.

Pearl enlisted in the Navy where she met and married her husband James, also a Navy officer, and travelled along with their daughters across the United States during his tours of duty.  Giving back was important to her. She was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary at Palm Beach Gardens Hospital; volunteered at the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce and the West Roxbury Veterans Administration Hospital.

At Hebrew Senior Life she became a strong advocate for her fellow residents as Co-chair of the Resident Advisory Council, quickly earning the title of “the mayor”.   In addition she sat on the building committee for upcoming renovations to HSL, a member of the choral group, spoke with student nurses and interns, read to pre-school children who visited and was a member of the Welcoming Committee for new residents.

She was the Secretary for the N.G. Beram Veterans Association for many years and was awarded the Veterans Service Award for her devotion and service to the community and to the Veterans of the United States of America.  Until her death, Pearl was the longest living member of St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church in West Roxbury. The family would like to extend its deepest gratitude to the staff, administration and residents of Hebrew Senior Life for their kindness, compassion and loving care.

A Celebration Service of her life will be held at St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church 5160 Washington Street, West Roxbury on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 10 A.M. Reception immediately following the service. Internment with military honors will be held Thursday at 1:30 pm at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Jim & Silvi Bennett
    February 27th, 2017 | 4:14 pm

    God bless you Aunt Pearl, you will be missed by all of the lives that you touched!! I am so glad that you were able to meet our daughters Caitlyn & Abby last summer. I always loved and appreciated your sense of humor, sarcasm, & quick wit, you were sharp as a tack until the very end.
    Our thoughts & prayers go out to all of your family & may god bless your soul!! We love you!!

    Jim & Silvi Bennett

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