Christopher M. Daly

Christopher M. Daly, 43, passed away peacefully in sleep, on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Born November 23, 1975, and raised in Queens, NY, he was the beloved son of the late Maurice Daly and Jacqueline (Loir) Daly.

Christopher was a life-long learner, a PhD candidate, and instructor of history at The University at Albany, held in high regard by his colleagues, and whose impassioned lectures inspired intellectual curiosity among his students. Chris’ irreverent humor and playfulness delighted his daughter Josephine. He shared his passion for knowledge with his son Evan, and the two shared endless, fascinating conversations on a variety of topics, especially history. He loved his wife Jennifer deeply and made her feel so very cherished. He’d had an idyllic childhood, the apple of his parents’ eyes, doted upon by his brothers and sister, and enjoyed playing baseball growing up. Chris loved music, attending concerts, and going on family hikes. He had a good and happy life.

Christopher is survived by his children, Evan and Josephine, his wife Jennifer, his mother Jacqueline, brothers Sean and Patrick, sister Noelle, and by nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, in-laws, and friends who will all mourn his loss.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, May 2nd from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., located at 39 East High St., Ballston Spa, NY, and his mass and burial will be held in Queens, where he grew up.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made toward the establishment of a scholarship in memory of Christopher. Please make your check payable to The University at Albany Foundation and mail to UAB 226, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222 and note in the memo line your gift is in memory of Christopher. On-line gifts may be made at Please note your gift is in memory of Christopher Daly.

Guest Book

Siobhan Griffin

Sorry to the whole Daly clan for this unexpected loss. Christopher is loved deeply by you all. I remember when he came home from the hospital when he was born and his passion for music growing up. He will always be our beloved forever young.

The Kakaty Family

We are so very sorry for your loss.