Obituary: Grace P. Daley – November 24, 2011

Grace (Porriello) Daley, 66, of Northborough died at home on November 24, 2011 after a courageous battle with breast cancer.

Her loving husband of 41 years, William J. Daley, died this past April. She leaves two daughters, Patricia Hollyer and her husband Christian of Shrewsbury; Nicole Morrissey and her husband Patrick of Southborough; four grandchildren, Marissa, Joshua, Catherine, and Michael; a sister, Patricia Kenefick of Southington, CT and her husband Francis; a brother-in-law, Kenneth Aufsesser of South Salem, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews. Grace is predeceased by her sister, Susan Porriello Aufesser.

She was born in Waterbury, CT and raised in Southington, CT. She is the daughter of the late Pasqual and Elizabeth (Margarella) Porriello. Grace lived in Northborough for the past 34 years. Mrs. Daley graduated from Quinsigamond Community College with an Associate degree in Accounting. Grace worked as a Senior Analyst for National Grid in Westborough for over 20 years. She was a former varstiy cheerleading coach at Algonquin Regional High School. Mrs. Daley was active in community affairs including her volunteer work for Habitat For Humanity. She also raised thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society.

Grace’s funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 11 a.m. in St. Rose of Lima Church, 244 West Main St., Northborough. There are no calling hours. Burial will be private. Please omit flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701, or at Hays Funeral Home of Northborough is assisting the family with arrangements. For online condolences, please visit

(Obituary courtesy of Hays Funeral Home)

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