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Brendan Mulqueen Daly

February 7, 1977 ~ June 22, 2018 (age 41)

Brendan Daly of Roxbury passed away Friday, June 22, 2018. He was 41.

Born in New York City the sixth of seven children in a large Irish family, Brendan grew up in Fairfield and Newtown, Connecticut, riding dirt bikes and chasing horses, which fostered his deep love of the outdoors, motorcycles and all kinds of animals and children.

His love of horses and tinkering led him to W. J. Barry Horse Transportation in Danbury where he began his career as a mechanic. In 1999, he enlisted in the Army where he became a Sergeant and worked on machines used to mobilize troops, furthering his mechanical skills. After four years in active duty, Brendan moved west where he attended Wyoming’s WyoTech. One month before his four years of inactive duty ended, Brendan was called back for a tour of duty in Afghanistan.

While in Afghanistan, Brendan served as a member of the Joint Task Force Phoenix V, whose mission was to train the Afghan National Army. For his service, he was awarded The Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Overseas Service Ribbon.

Throughout his military service, Brendan continued to work for W.J. Barry, testing the endurance of the ever-patient Bill Barry all the while. Mr. Barry’s patience prevailed and the two shared a rare and special bond that sustained Brendan throughout his life.

Brendan also left a lasting impression on many others, earning him terms of endearment that lasted his lifetime, including Dynamite, for his illustrious personality, Curly, for his pin-straight hair, and Brando, for his good looks. Brando in time morphed into Rambo when he headed off to the Army.

He spent his downtime building bikes, if not for himself or his brother Derm, then for one of his countless friends. He loved music, singing and dancing, bringing a unique spark to the typical garage experience.

Brendan is survived by his beloved mother Alice, his twin sister Brigid Farmer (husband Jimmy), his brothers Paul (wife Maggie), and Dermot Daly, and his sisters Alice, Keelin and Mary Daly, nephews Daniel and Luke Daly and Jimmy Farmer, his niece Alice Farmer, and his dog Evo. He is predeceased by his father Dermot and his dog Damien. Brendan will always live on in the love, wisdom and insights he left in his wake, especially with his young niece and nephews, but also with every soul who had the good fortune of meeting him along the way.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Brendan’s honor to Little Britches Therapeutic Riding Program in Woodbury, Connecticut. Little Britches is an organization founded 39 years ago and grown into a magical program with the help of his Aunt and Godmother Stuart Daly and his sisters Mary and Alice. It is a place where Brendan volunteered and where hundreds of people with disabilities partner with horses, people and creatures Brendan held dear. https://www.littlebritchesct.org/

A mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, June 28 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Rt.317 Roxbury, CT at 12:00PM. Burial will follow mass at Resurrection Cemetery, 208 S. Main Street Newtown, CT.

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