Mary Daly - 1928-2010

Mary Daly

Mary Daly’s friends are grateful for the enormous outpouring of energy and good will following her death. She leaves a large community of people whose lives have been touched and shaped by her and by her brilliant, challenging ideas.

A private burial will take place at the historic Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A public memorial event will be scheduled for spring 2010 in the Boston area. It was Mary’s hope that those who wish to celebrate her life gather in local groups to read her work and discuss its impact on their lives. Such gatherings are already taking place around the world.

A Web site,, has been set up by her estate. The site will include links to various obituaries and commentaries, as well as information and reports on gatherings held in Mary’s memory. Please feel free to post materials there and to read the thoughts of others.

Donations in memory of Mary Daly may be made to the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College, where her papers are collected and will be made available for research, and to The Nature Conservancy, which protects the natural world she loved.

May her intellectual courage and daring vision continue to spark the world!

With gratitude,

Linda Barufaldi
Emily Culpepper
Mary E. Hunt
Nancy Kelly
Nancy O’Mealey
Jennifer Rycenga