Elizabeth Arlene (Thompson) Daly

  • Born: August 11, 1927
  • Died: November 19, 2021
  • Location: Stoughton, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Elizabeth "Bette" Arlene (Thompson) Daly, 94, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at home on Friday, November 19, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Francis M. Daly. Daughter of the late Edward L. and Marjorie (Wilbar) Thompson, she was born and raised in Brockton, MA. Elizabeth was very proud of her heritage being a descendant of John Alden and Priscilla Mullin (Mayflower) on her maternal side and Revolutionary volunteer Thomas Putnam on her paternal side. She was a graduate of Brockton High School with the Wartime Class of 1945 and also a graduate of The Williams School in Brockton. Married to Francis M. Daly she was a resident of Stoughton since 1951 where she was active in many organizations while raising their family. First and foremost was her dedication to the Methodist Church where she was a church school teacher and served on many other committees. Elizabeth was a member of the Mayflower Society and an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution-Deborah Sampson Chapter where she served as treasurer and as Washington appointed volunteer to the Brockton VA Medical Center. She was elected Town Meeting Member and served for 8 terms in Stoughton.

Bette and her late husband especially loved spending summers at Lake Shore Park on Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford, NH. She also enjoyed winters in Arizona, traveling, genealogy, scrabbling, crossword puzzles and spending time with her family and friends. The pride and joy of Bette's life was her 5 daughters, 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She is survived by Debra A. Baldwin and her husband Cecil, Daphne M. Daly and her husband James Eroh and Deanna A. Van Horn and her husband Donald all of Tucson, AZ, Dawn M. Daigle of Gilford, NH, Denise E. Daly of Stoughton and dear friend Glenn Maling. She was the beloved grandmother of Albie DiStefano, Sean and Sarah Daigle, Chelsea and Rachel Van Horn, Stephen Maling and David Penney and great-grandmother of Luke and Olivia DiStefano and Henry and Theodore Maling. She is also survived by her sister Shirley Makepeace of Easton, niece Brenda Gary and sister in law Barbara (Daly) Canavan and her family of Stoughton.

A Memorial Service will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Stoughton in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bette's memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 103 Pleasant St., Stoughton, MA 02072.

Condolence & Memory Journal

She was the best neighbor ever! Steve and I are so sorry for your loss. Please let us know in the spring so we can come up for the memorial service.

Posted by Regina Churchill-Boldish    December 07, 2021


To the Daly family. I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was such a beautiful lady, always kind, with a beautiful smile. Growing up in the Methodist Church, I remember her fondly at many of the church functions, and having her as a Sunday School teacher. R.I.P. Mrs. Daly.

Posted by Lillian (Atkinson) Constantine - NEW BEDFORD, MA - Acquaintance   November 27, 2021

Over twenty years ago Bette, alng with a number of us now in our nineties, was an active member of the Deborah Sampson Chapter of the DAR. She was a joy to work with. We have especially fond memories of the year she joined us at the national convention in Washington DC. I think I speak for all of us when I say how glad we are to have known her.

Posted by Dorothy Taylor - Abington, MA - Friend   November 26, 2021

So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom! Steve remembers her working at Wyman's always with a beautiful smile! May she Rest In Peace!

Posted by Linda and Steve Panico - Ft. Meyers, FL - Friend   November 25, 2021

The loss of a great lady....I send my love to the extended family. Mr.Daly ,as he will always be known to me,was my beloved teacher and mentor. Bette was my co-worker at Wyman Jewelers and dear friend and role model for kindness, grace , and beauty. Peggy Sewcyk Will see you at service in the Spring.

Posted by Peggy Sewcyk - Stoughton, MA - Family Friend   November 25, 2021


Dawn and the Daly Family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. She was one of the sweetest woman I ever met. That smile of hers lite up a room. I send hugs to you all and hope that your memories carry you through this difficult time.

Posted by DeeDee Bishop - PORTSMOUTH, NH   November 24, 2021


Dawn and the entire Daly family-So very sorry to hear this news. I remember your Mom well, she was a sweet and caring lady, always beautiful and such a lovely woman! May your memories of her serve to comfort you during this time of loss! With love and sympathy

Posted by Jane Farley - Wareham, MA - Family   November 24, 2021

My sincere sympathy on the loss of a lovely lady.

Posted by Candace Fisher - Stoughton, MA - Friend   November 24, 2021

I remember your mother as a lovely, kind friend of my parents. So sorry for your loss. Janice Mahoney Christiano

Posted by Janice Christiano - Saratoga Springs, NY - Family Friend   November 24, 2021

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