Matthew Joseph "Matt" Daly, 50, of Burlington died Friday, September 20, 2019 at his home.
Born June 3, 1969 in Burlington he was the son of Francis P. and Mary Jo (Soesbe) Daly.
Matt was a skilled small engine repair mechanic. He was of the Catholic faith.
He enjoyed playing music, building bicycles, Steam Punk Art, trap shooting, working with his hands and was very skilled with machinery and building things. Matt never knew a stranger and would do anything for any one.
He is survived by his daughter Jenna; eight brothers and sisters, Barbara (Nate) Housman of Mediapolis, Pat (Gayle) Daly of Burlington, Marianne Stratton of Coralville, Bob (Heidi) Daly of Gilbert, Arizona, Margie (Steve) Swanner of Burlington, Andrew (Merideth) Daly of St. Louis, Missouri, Jim (Brenda Johnson) Ewinger of Cleveland, Ohio and Sara Daly of Burlington; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Michael in infancy.
The memorial funeral service for Matt will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 28th at Lunning Chapel. The Rev. Father Dan Dorau will officiate. Inurnment will be held at Sacred Heart Cemetery at a later date. A celebration of life will be held at the Moose Lodge #579 following the memorial service.
A memorial has been established.
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When my wife and I decided to split up after 20 years basicly she was kicking me out last february , quit my job and i called matt because i knew he cared about me as a friend & that i was coming back home to iowa,i wanted to see him , He said F that pack your stuff and get your A here when you coming and you can stay with me until you figure things out, had my wife drop me off at matts 5 hour drive later with my suitcase, he rolled out the red carpet for me had steaks cooking on the grill and a stiff cold drink waiting for me to soak in my sorrows, and we talked about personal things i cannot share here , but i just wanted to let everyone know what kind of person he was always being a good friend with advice to share. He used to be so hard on me sometimes but i know now it was only because he cared. I stayed with him 4 days no questions asked. I won't ever forget your kindness and generosity my friend. Love you Matt. I'm still in shock . but i know your heaven now with your parents ....i remember we spent all night going through your family photos box and you truly missed them... I will miss you buddy God speed to you. See you again my friend.
Matt was my" big guy ' buddy ..I never leaved him without leaving with a tummy ache from laughing so hard! He was an awesome guy, he always will be remembered I'm ny heart and memories, r.i.p. my friend I'm gonna miss u my friend. R.i.p.matt! Love u buddy misty smith...
Lots of love to all of my Daly cousins. I will always remember how joyful it was to be around him.
I was so sad sad to hear of Matty's passing. He was always so good natured. He also used to help my mom out with things around the house. Her favorite chore for Matt was changing her lightbulbs. (Mom was very short) My thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.
So sad to hear of Matt passing into the eternal realm. He was an angel on earth. So we can be sure he will forever be your angel in heaven. May the comfort of Jesus be with you all in the coming days and months as you mourn his loss in your family . May Your love and memories sustain you during this difficult time.
I'm so sorry for your loss ! Matt was such a good guy ,I always enjoyed his stories . Im glad we got in touch again ! Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers ,cousin Kathy
I am so sorry for your loss ! Matt had such a great attitude and sense of humor . I always enjoyed his Facebook stories . He will be missed ,Love cousin Kathy
Your Simone I won’t ever forget! The night the pizza ovens fell thru the floor I called you and you dropped everything for me like you always would to come help me! Rip Matt I’ll miss you....prayers to the family.
I’m in shock. Matt what a good fella. Worked with him at Exide battery, partied on the Mississippi with him and taught me how to restring my weed eater. Can’t believe you’re gone bro. Condolences to the family. RIP my friend.
Oh Joey Matt...you were one of a kind! You made this earth a better place. Truly saddened by your passing. Thanks for always having that million dollar smile and being a true and loving friend to so many. Prayers for your family for peace that surpasses all understanding in the days and weeks ahead. ❤️❤️
So sorry for your loss! Matt was a very good guy. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Suzie Carman
Margie and family,
So sad to hear of Matt's passing. He was such a sweetheart!
Love and prayers,
Scott & Lyn Salisbury
I love you Matt! I cant believe you are gone. My dinner buddy and my silly friend. Your life touched me and I will remember you forever.
RIP my friend ....
Matt was one of a kind! He will be missed by many. Thinking and praying for his beloved family.
RIP Matt I am glad to have known you. See you again later
Matt Daly! I'll never forget you! Who could! You always brought a smile and had a smile. Will miss that quick wit, and stealing your icehole shots back in the day. Prayers and condolences to all your family!
Matt was a helpful and talented man very caring and kind he fixed my lawn mower up like new my sympathy to his family
Sorry for your loss Matt was one of the good guys. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Rest in peace buddy
So very sorry! Matt will be missed by all that knew him.
Our deep, caring sympathy in the loss of Matt. God bless all of you during this difficulties.
We are so very sorry. We love his picture with the smile and the sparkles in his eyes.
So sorry for the loss of Matt. He was such a good soul. We used to run around together. He was always a good, happy guy. I will truely miss him...
Matt was a great person who could always put a smile on your face, always a good time when he was in the room. He will be greatly missed by many. Going to miss you cousin.
So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for all.
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