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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

In Cor Unum Chicago pays their respects to Maggie Daley

Margaret Corbett Daley
Former First Lady of Chicago

November 28, 2011 ~  Earlier today, First Lady Michele Obama, Vice President and Mrs. Joseph Biden, Mayor Bloomberg, George Lucas,  a host of Chicago politicians and many many residents from all over  the city came to Old St. Patrick's Church to attend the funeral of Chicago's former First Lady Maggie Daley. While Maggie was not an alumna of the Sacred Heart, she truly evoked many of the qualities of a Cor Unum recipient and it is with one heart we all mourn her passing.

Many came not only to pay tribute and celebrate Maggie's life but more importantly to show their appreciation for a woman who quietly and gracefully did more for the city of Chicago and its citizens than any other First Lady before her.  Maggie Daley's number one priority was her husband, children and grandchildren.  They meant the world to her.

Twenty years ago Maggie Daley channeled her energies and passion for high school teens and helped create After School Matters.  When she was first diagnosed with cancer other women with a similar diagnoses found her positive attitude inspiring.  

She has been described as a woman who lived her life with grace and class, always ready to greet you with her heartwarming smile, she loved to dance and sing.  Her life long legacy will be the lesson she taught us all and that is showing us the importance of a giving and spiritual life. And, each spring we will be forever reminded of Maggie Daley as the tulips throughout this wonderful city start to bloom.

Maggie may you rest in peace!  

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