PAUL VINCENT DALY (priest)
Born: South Boston (Mass. USA) – 2.5.1912
Died: Waltham – 26.6.1971
After his first profession he was sent to Italy. He studied philosophy at Rome’s Angelicum and theology in Verona. At the end of his third year of theology he was ordained and sent to the mission of China with Father Lino Inama. During the war he was taken prisoner by the Japanese and kept in a concentration camp, for almost five years. He could return to America in 1945, where he was immediately elected Provincial Superior.
During this office he accepted the foundation in Guam (Pacific Islands) where our confreres were in charge of a diocesan seminary for 13 years (1945-1958). In 1960 he left for Thailand. From 1964 to 1970 he lived in Bangkok, as chaplain of the School of the Christian Brothers and helping in the cathedral for the English speaking.
Back in America he spent hi last year in Wellesley.
He was a well rounded figure of missionary who gave witness with his word, suffering and works. He was truly worthy of the name of Paul, that he received in Baptism and of which he was very proud.