Bishop Thomas V. Daily: Remembering a Gentle, Joyful Shepherd

Bishop Daily at one of the Masses he celebrated in our church. Photo by Niranjan Fernando.

We join Catholics throughout Brooklyn and Queens in mourning the death of Bishop Thomas Vose Daily. The Bishop Emeritus of Brooklyn died early May 15 at the Bishop Mugavero Residence at the Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston, New York. He was the head of our diocese from 1990 until his retirement in 2003. Bishop Daily was 89.

Read Bishop Daily’s full biography, with comments by Bishop DiMarzio, here.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:


Wednesday, May 17, 2017
At the Immaculate Conception Center Main Chapel, 7200 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston; tel: 718-299-8001 ext. 2100
Viewing: 2 PM – 9 PM
Evening Prayer: 5:30 PM
Vigil Service: 7:30 PM

Thursday, May 18, 2017
At Cathedral Basilica of Saint James, 250 Cathedral Place, Brooklyn; tel: 718-852-4002
Viewing: 2 PM – 7 PM
Mass of Transferral: 7:30 PM


Friday, May 19, 2017
Immaculate Conception Center Main Chapel, 7200 Douglaston Parkway
Viewing: 9 AM – 10:30 AM
Funeral Mass: 11 AM
Burial: Bishops’ Crypt, Douglaston, New York

Condolences may be sent to his nephew, Reverend Vincent Daily, at Saint Gregory Rectory, 2223 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, MA 02124.

Please pray for the repose of his soul and for the consolation of his family and friends. May he rest in the peace of Christ, the Risen Lord.