Gerard F. Daly

Class of 1982

Born in September, 1925, in Boston, MA, Gerry was a graduate of Roxbury Memorial High School and the Boston College School of Business Administration where he earned a B.S. in business administration.

His candy career began in 1948 when he joined Stop & Shop Supermarkets, Inc. where he advanced through a number of increasingly responsible positions including store manager, grocery and candy buyer and corporate candy buyer. In 1992 he left the retail side of the industry to join Brierley & King Brokerage Corp. as Vice-President of Grocery.

Among the honors he received throughout his long career, Gerard was named Candy man of the Year in 1981 by the Boston Confectionery Salesmen’s Club. In honor of his commitment to the confectionery industry, he was inducted into the Candy Hall of Fame in 1982.