Thomas Dally

Public Visitation

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, October 22, 2023
Norman Dean Home for Services
16 Righter Avenue
Denville, New Jersey, United States
(973) 627-1880

Obituary of Thomas Arthur Dally

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Thomas Arthur Dally of Denville, NJ, formerly of Monroe, NY, passed away peacefully on October 17, 2023 at home surrounded by his loving family. Thomas was 92 years young, just 3 days shy from the age of 93.


Thomas was born on October 20, 1930 (10/20/30) in Goshen, NY, being a twin brother to Gerald A. Dally. He is survived by his sister, Mary Jane Demouth of Queensbury, NY, and his two sons, Gerard F. Dally, his wife Patricia, and Martin R. Dally, his wife Sandra.


Thomas is predeceased by the love of his life of 54 years, Marie-Thérèse (Pomares) and son, Timothy Andrew, as well as his seven brothers.


Thomas served in the Army for several years before beginning his teaching career teaching 4th and 5th grade then becoming Principal in NY. He then transferred and became principal of Wildwood School in Mountain Lakes, NJ where he served for 21 years. At the time of his retirement, the Wildwood School dedicated the library in his honor and is known as the Thomas A. Dally Library.


Thomas was an avid reader and researched into his own family genealogy as well as volunteered for the Denville Historical Society. He was also a Lector and substitute teacher for St. Mary’s Church.


If you would like to contribute to Thomas’s memory yourself, you are encouraged to make a charitable contribution to either the Parkinson’s Foundation or to the Denville Township Emergency Services; both organizations that Thomas was passionate about in life. Memorial donations can be made via


Public Visitation for Thomas is scheduled for Sunday, October 22nd, from 1 to 5 PM at Norman Dean Home for Services, 16 Righter Avenue, Denville. All are welcome to come and pay their respects to this inspiring man. Please leave a condolence, light a candle, or share your favorite memory of Thomas here to continue to celebrate his life and let his light shine.

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