H. Armand Daley, 91: Baseball champion flew bombers during WW II

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SCARBOROUGH — Henry Armand Daley, 91, of Scarborough, died Nov. 4 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice.

Daley was born Nov. 9, 1922, to Henry and Marie (Culligan) Daley in Beldune, New Brunswick, Canada. At 6 months of age, he and his family moved to Westbrook. Daley grew up to become an outstanding athlete, serving as captain and second-baseman of the Telegram League Championship baseball teams at Westbrook High School from 1938-41. He was also an avid hockey player.

Daley served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, seeing duty in the Pacific Theater as a navigator and side gunner on a B-25 bomber. After returning to Westbrook in 1945, he attended barber school and practiced the trade for five years at Bruno’s on Main Street.

He married Delima Martin on Nov. 22, 1947. She predeceased him on April 28, 1962, leaving him with four young children. Daley then married Anita Richard Card on June 20, 1964. Together they raised six children.

After retiring from S.D. Warren after 30 years of employment, he enjoyed golfing at Gorham Country Club and spending several winters with Anita in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The couple had 16 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren – who will surely miss his homemade bread, pies and cookies.

He was predeceased by second wife, Anita, on Dec. 10, 2012; as well as by his siblings, Earl, Charles and Rhoda.

Daley is survived by his sister, Katherine (Kay) Shannon; a brother-in-law, Eugene Richard; and a sister-in-law, Theresa Payne. He is also survived by his children, Patricia Driscoll and husband, Robert, of Green, Patrick Daley and Linda Field, of Saco, Jeffery Daley and wife, MaryAnn of Cumberland, Maryland, William Daley and wife, Maria, of Santa Clarita, California, Lyndell (Card) Lavigne and husband, Mark, of South Portland, and Richard Card and Deborah Scott, of Brownfield.

Visiting hours were held Nov. 6 at Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, and a Mass of Christian burial celebrated Nov. 7 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, in Scarborough. Burial followed at St. Hyacinth’s Cemetery, Westbrook.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Daley’s memory to the Center For Grieving Children, 555 Forest Ave., Portland, ME 04101.

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