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Dedicated to the memory of


Rosemary Daly

1943 - 2020

Her smile brought joy to so many

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Rosemary Daly, 1943 - 2020

On September 4, of this past year, Rosemary Daly passed away after a brief illness at the Berkshire Medical Center.

Except for her college years, Rosemary spent her entire life in the Berkshires, where she taught history in the public schools up until her retirement in 2000.

Roselle Chartock shares this memory: Many years ago when I was professor of education at MCLA and observing student teachers around the county, I met Rosemary Daly. She was a history teacher (as I had been) at Taconic High School, and she was supervising one of my student teachers. She already had a reputation as one of the best teachers there. Our connection was instant! We shared the same progressive philosophy of education, and her dedication to excellence and to her students was obvious. Several years later, I saw a painting with her name on it at one of our HVAL shows and smiled when I realized we had still another thing in common. We eventually got to meet again around art-related events.

I will miss her warm smile, but will remember -- as do the students who loved her - that she was one of the best.

Rosemary was a long-time member and good friend of HVAL. She was a fine painter, both in watercolors and oils and was a regular participant in the HVAL shows for several decades. She even requested that Memorial Contributions be made in her name to HVAL

All of us who knew her will miss her contagious smile.