Frances Daly

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Sunday, August 18, 1935
Date of Death:
Thursday, July 1, 2021
Age:
85 years old

Visitation

Date: Thursday July 08, 2021
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Second Visitation

Date: Friday July 09, 2021
Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Memorial Service

Date: Friday July 09, 2021
Time: 10:30 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Calvary Cemetery [ view map ]

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Sunday, August 18, 1935
Date of Death:
Thursday, July 1, 2021
Age:
85 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Sunday, August 18, 1935
Date of Death:
Thursday, July 1, 2021
Age:
85 years old

Frances Daly

Frances “Fran” (Joyce) Daly of Rochester, MN, age 85, died Thursday, July 1, 2021 at her home at Madonna Towers.

Fran was born August 18, 1935, in Rochester, MN, the daughter of Leon and Ethel (Roeder) Joyce. She graduated from Lourdes High School in 1953. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the College of St. Teresa in Winona, MN. She was united in marriage to Roger Daly June 28, 1958. She began her professional career as a grade school teacher at St. Francis in Rochester. She also taught at other schools in the Twin Cities area. Fran worked for the family business, Leon Joyce Construction Company. Later, she was co-owner and manager of Bacchus Lounge and Brekke Fireplace. Fran volunteered extensively, including as Chair of the College of St. Teresa Alumnae Association. She was selected to give the final commencement address the year the college closed. She was also Administrator of the Minnesota chapter of the International Dyslexia Association, and worked tirelessly to promote scholarships to support students with dyslexia.  Fran also served as President of Parish Council at St. John’s Catholic Church and later Pax Christi Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband, Roger; two sons, Thomas (Dionne) of Bemidji, MN, and Timothy (Lynn) of St. Paul, MN; granddaughter, Ava; siblings: Marie Boler of St. Paul, Margaret Joyce of Rochester, Bernie Joyce of Eagan, MN, and Ann (Dick) Christiansen of Golden Valley, MN; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Joseph.

The memorial service will be Friday, July 9, 2021 at 10:30AM in River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home, with Rev. Thomas Loomis officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, July 8 from 5 – 7PM at the funeral home, and one hour prior to the service on Friday. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Rochester.

Memorials are preferred to Elks National Foundation (ENF), or the Lourdes Foundation.

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The family of Frances Daly has received the following condolences.

Ann, so sorry for the loss of your sister.  She looks like she knew how to have a good time.  Sending prayers to you and your family during this most difficult time.


Betsy Hork

Dear Family


May God Bless you all and may He hold you in the palm of His hand for comfort, security and love.  


Sorry for the loss!


Mark Kuisle

Roger, Tim and Tom,


 


In their loss of Fran, we offer our sympathy to Roger, Tim and Tom. We're thankful for Tim Daly, Lynn's husband and Ava Daly's father.


 


Lee Beecher and Mary Jane Heinen

Thinking of you.  Please accept our sympathy, support and prayers at this difficult time.


We join family and friends remembering this special lady.


God love.  Tom and Katie O'Brien

Dear Roger, Tim and Tom. my deepest sympsthies for you loss of Wife and Mother Fran. I always feit very close to Fran. In our 40 year freindship. she was always ready to help or consol  whenever it was needed. a classy smart and humorous lady that will be dearly missed. the world is not quite as good as it was without her in it. sincerely Rod Steele

Roger and family, please accept our sincere condolences in the loss of Fran. We fondly remember all the times we worked on selling meat trays together at the ELKS. Sorry for your loss. Bob and Bonnie Fox

Roger & Family,


My heart breaks for you on Fran's passing.  You are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.  She was a grace-filled, faith-based lady and I enjoyed her friendship. Thank you for sharing Fran with us at Madonna.


Sandy Molenda

My heart goes out to the Daly family.. I remember when Roger would do boards for special games ...there was a slot for Fran d and if I was fortunate to win everyone thought it was Fran Daly.  She was a special lady who was extra kind to me... I think it was partly because there just aren’t to many Frans out there.  Rest In Peace dear lady my prayers are with you all🥰🥰🥰☘️☘️☘️

Roger and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Fran’s death.  I enjoyed getting to know her at Madonna Towers.  Sending thoughts and prayers for all the family.   Sister Sue Reif, OSF

Gary....so very sorry to hear about your mom.. Take care.

Fran was among the Joyce sisters who served as role models for her younger cousins.  I offer my deepest sympathy to Roger and Fran's other family members who will miss her.  We all will remember her valuable contributions to society.