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Joseph Benjamin Daly Dies at 88

Joseph Benjamin Daly

With sadness and deepest regrets, the family, friends and church family of Joseph Benjamin Daly, affectionately known as “Ham” or “Brother Daly,” announces his passing at the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Center on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, on Monday, Jan. 30. He was 88 years old.

At the time of his passing, he resided at the Ebenezzar Garden Senior Home, and prior to there, he resided at Crown Mountain next to WGOD Radio Station.

Born on Aug. 23, 1934, on the tranquil island of Monsterrat, he lived in Monserrat, Fla., and St. Thomas, USVI.

Carpenter by trade, he was very good at it. He was a farmer in his own right and was known for selling various plants and produce throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands community.

He was an ardent Seventh-day Adventist Christian who faithfully attended the City Seventh-day Adventist Church. As he was extremely dedicated and committed to spreading the Word of God to whomever he met, he shared different religious literature and books with everyone in his path. He was a beloved supporter of the youth and children of his church family.

He is survived by his children: Denzel Daly, Clifford Harper, Vaughn Daly, Charlene Jones, Denise Daly-Stennis, Barry E. Daly Sr. and Keith Daly; grandchildren: Sasha Bosket, Amani Daly, Barry Daly Jr., Kiiursti Daly, Jayden Daly, Jonathan Daly, Vakesia Daly, Vashti Foggie, Clifford Harper, Clarvis Harper, Lakeisha Harper, Lintilla Harper, Riis Harper, Voncara Henry, Michael Jones Jr., Mikaela Jones and Seth Stennis; and sibling, Sarah E. Bonelli.

He is also survived by daughters-in-law: Lacretiia Daly, Lashaune Daly, Porsha Daly and Iona Harper; grandchildren-in-law: Keidrick Bosket, Adam Foggie, Sarah Harper, Willie Henry and Ashley Stennis; andspecial friends / adopted families: Sabo, Cyril and Arlene L. P. Benjamin and family, Eleanor Berg, Reynald, Veeda, Joi Charles and family, Alison Francis, Judge Denise Francois, Kipling Hanley, Irvyn Harris, G. Allison Heskey, Winston and Roma Jarvis, Tyrone and Maria Martin.

Other survivors include more special friends / adopted families:  Wendie Skelton Moise, Aldyth M. Osborne-Prentice and family, Beulah A. Pinney, Gerlyn Rey, Akema Richardson, Martha Smith, Seana Archibald Venzen, Ian Williams, City Seventh-day Adventist Church family, Crown Mountain residents, Ebenezzar Gardens Senior Home staff and residents, WGOD Radio Station staff, and a host of other family and friends too numerous to mention.

His Celebration of Life service will be held at the City Seventh-day Adventist Church (7th Day Adventist Street next to L & C Milliner Department Store) on Sunday, Jan. 2, on St. Thomas. The viewing is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and service will follow immediately after. Interment will be in the Smith Bay Eastern Cemetery.

The services will be live-streamed via the City Seventh-day Adventist Church YouTube Channel.

Arrangements are by Turnbull’s Funeral Home and Crematory Services.

Due to COVID-19, all attendees are urged to adhere to all COVID safety protocols.

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