Donald D. Daley Jr.

  • Born: April 13, 1962
  • Died: April 23, 2020
  • Location: Melrose, Massachusetts

Gately Funeral Home

79 West Foster Street
Melrose, MA 02176

Tel. (781) 665-1949

Tribute & Message From The Family


Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Donald by adding your memories.

Donald D. Daley Jr., passed away at the age of 58, on April 23, 2020.

He was born in Boston, Massachusetts on April 13, 1962 to Donald of East Boston and Irene (Mulligan) Daley of Revere
Donny graduated from Melrose High School as part of the class of 1980. He furthered his education at Salem State with a degree in Art & Design (Videography).

While in college, Donny started his own videography business, doing weddings in and around the Boston area. This wasn't enough to satisfy his creativity, so he was off to Los Angles, California

When Donny got to L.A. he worked for CBS, FOX Sports, and finally settled down E Entertainment Television to finish his career. He also had a passion for music. He produced, filmed, and stared in his own music videos, wrote his own music, was a drummer and a guitar player.

Donny is survived by his parents Donald & Irene of Melrose, His sister Denise (Daley) Yianacopolus and her husband Neil of Melrose, his brother James Daley and his wife Nanette of Peabody, and his nieces Kayla and Keli Yianacopolus, both of Melrose.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's - https://www.michaeljfox.org/
Because of the Covid-19 virus services will be held at a later date.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

I knew Donny from the 80s....as an actor my journey took me to NYC, Donny to LA and we lost touch we each other, but we shared salutations via mutual friends...
Donny was a great guy....always upbeat and always with that smile.....I am saddened by this news of his passing and very sorry for your loss....you have my deepest condolences.....

Posted by Nicky Hasomeris - Brookline, MA - Friend   December 03, 2020

I knew Donny from the 80s....as an actor my journey took me to NYC, Donny to LA and we lost touch we each other, but we shared salutations via mutual friends...
Donny was a great guy....always upbeat and always with that smile.....Im am saddened by this news of his passing and very sorry for your loss....you have my deepest condolences.....

Posted by Nicky Hasomeris - Brookline, MA - Friend   December 03, 2020

I met Don in 1989 when I was living in Boston. He was a kind person and a good friend.

Posted by Peter Mucci - Las Vegas, NV - Friend   December 02, 2020

Don and i were like brothers for a long time- we met here and i visited him a few times in CA and then he moved home-he had a heart for people and friends and would do anything for his family and friends- Many friends we associated with will miss him and like me did not know or do not know of his passing-
His family is a wonderful and loving family and he often had me over for holiday dinners and partys with his parents, brother and sister- all good loving people- Don- i miss you and God bless- RIP brother- hugs and love

Posted by Rich Afrikian - beverly, MA - Friend   December 01, 2020

Rest in peace Uncle Donnie. You will forever be in all of our hearts. Love Denise,Kayla,Keli,Neil ❤❤❤❤

Posted by Neil Yianacopolus - Melrose, MA - Family   June 01, 2020

Wishing you peace and comfort during this period of grief in the untimely loss of your dear brother.

Paula and David Kapelner

Posted by David Kapelner - North Andover, MA - Coworker   May 04, 2020

Neil, I am truly sorry for your loss. A brother is someone who shares your childhood memories and lifelong dreams. I'm so sorry for your loss. Please let me know how I can help.
Harry

Posted by Harry Arabian - andover, MA - Coworker   April 30, 2020

Dear Daley Family,
I'm deeply sorry for the loss of your loved one. Wishing you lots of peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Sincerely,
Cal

Posted by Caroline Merrill - Boxford, MA - Friend   April 26, 2020

Very sorry to hear of the passing of Donald. Been years since physically seeing you, but we are family and it saddens me. May you Rest In Peace cousin

Posted by Christine (Mulligan)Aiello - Billerica, MA - Family   April 26, 2020

Rest In Peace Donny. Will see you someday. God Bless!

Posted by David OConnell - Myrtle Beach, SC - Friend   April 26, 2020

So very sorry for your loss

Posted by Christophe CASE - Oakland Park, FL - Family Friend   April 26, 2020

The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable. Please feel free to call on us at anytime as we are always available to you.

Posted by John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - Melrose, MA   April 26, 2020


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