Chicago's former first lady dies
November 25th, 2011
03:50 AM ET
9 years ago

Chicago's former first lady dies

Chicago (CNN) - Maggie Daley, the wife of a former Chicago mayor, died Thursday night after battling breast cancer.

She was 68.

Daley died about 6 p.m. at home "surrounded by family, including her husband, former Mayor Richard Daley, and her children, Nora, Patrick and Elizabeth," said Jacquelyn Heard, Daley's former spokeswoman and a family friend.


Filed under: Illinois
soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Not fooled

    Deepest sympathy to the family. It's hard to lose a loved one but more so on a Holiday. God Bless and be strong.

    November 25, 2011 04:34 am at 4:34 am |
  2. ChicagoRich

    Condolences to her family. She was active in a lot of charities and organizations here, she raised a family who will miss her dearly. At last her suffering is over and she is at peace. She was always graceful in life, and largely behind the scenes of her husband's administration. In my mind, she is the epitome of how a politicians spouse should act. I suspect her role model in that regard was her mother in law, Eleanor, who was he wife of the first mayor Daley.

    November 25, 2011 06:05 am at 6:05 am |