Not so much gossip this Monday morning as today’s post relates to the somber reality of death. The city of Chicago turned out today to pay its final respects to Maggie Daley, the wife of former Chicago mayor, Richard Daley. Folks of all nationalities and walks of life lined downtown Chicago Randolph Street to watch the funeral procession began at the Chicago Cultural Center, ending at Old St. Pat’s Church. where the Daley’s worshipped for years.
The White House reportedly asks this to be about paying respects to Maggie Daley and not about first lady Mrs. Obama or vice president, Joe Biden and wife Jill,who reportedly will keep a low profile during the funeral. Mayor Rham Emanuel is also in atendance along with several Chicago and Illinois dignitaries. Mrs. Daley, according to reports, was diagnosed in 2002 with stage 4 metastic breast cancer. Doctors gave this woman a prognosis of 2 to 3 years- she lived 9 years after the diagnosis, losing her battle with the disease on Thanksgiving Day at the age of 68.
Before her death, Mrs. Daley advocated for after school programs and introduced ‘After School Matters’ to Chicago Public Schools. She saw her daughter married exactly one week before she died. Chicago and Clara54 “t’ blog takes this somber day to say ” peace be stilled”
Maggie Daley- 1943-2011