Father Bartholomew “Bart” Daly, M.H.M., who served twice as a pastor and as vicar for religious in the archdiocese, died Aug. 6 at Wexford General Hospital in County Wexford in his native Ireland. He was 86.
Father Daly served as vicar for religious, beginning in the 1990s, while also serving as pastor of Our Lady of Peace parish in Manhattan. He was pastor of St. Francis Xavier parish in the Bronx, 1988-1992.
Born in Limerick, Ireland, he was ordained a Mill Hill priest in 1962 in London. He took final vows with the Mill Hill Missionaries in 1961.
Beginning in the early 2000s, Father Daly served in various administrative roles for the Mill Hill Missionaries in the United States. In 2015, he moved to the Mill Hill House in Hartsdale. He returned to Ireland to celebrate his 60th Jubilee July 8. He fell ill, was hospitalized July 30 and died Aug. 6.
His first missionary appointment was in upstate Slingerlands. From there, he served in the Diocese of Kisumu, Kenya, 1964-1970. He was reappointed to the U.S. to serve as rector of the Mill Hill community in the Bronx.
Father Daly followed his studies for the priesthood in the Netherlands at the Mill Hill College in Roosendaal, and later St. Joseph's College, Mill Hill, London.
A Funeral Mass was offered Aug. 10 at St. Joseph’s parish in Terenure, Ireland. Burial was at Bohernabreena Cemetery in Dublin.
A Memorial Mass for Father Daly will be offered at St. John the Evangelist Church, White Plains, Saturday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m.