Anthony Edward Daddario

March 29th, 2024

In the early afternoon of Sunday, March 24, 2024, Anthony Edward Daddario, passed away at the age of eighty-one in Philadelphia, PA, where he had lived since the 1980s. A native of Hartford, CT, “Ed” had also lived in Rome, Italy, first as a child and later as a young man with his now ex-partner, Barbara, and their three children. He was an avid reader, a fan of writers such as Henry Miller and Robert Heinlein; a lover of jazz and rock music and film; an amateur guitarist and writer; a lover of food and wine, especially Italian; and had a gift for making complicated things sound simple and obvious. In his late teens he began to suffer from schizophrenia. As an adult he spent decades working with a dedicated psychiatrist learning to control and live with its various effects. The hard work paid off: Newly strengthened relationships with two of his now-grown children included many shared dinners and wine bottles over the years. He is survived by his three children, Susan, Sibyl, and Parker; his brother Richard; and Barbara. A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 1, 2024 from 10:00am-11:00am at McCafferty Funeral Home at 6711 Frankford Ave, (between Unruh and Knorr Sts.) in Philadelphia. There will be a prayer service in the funeral home at 11:00am. No flowers, please. Instead Ed’s family asks that those who are able make a donation to the Schizophrenia & Psychosis Action Alliance, an organization “solving foundational problems that create barriers to treatment, support and survival for people living with schizophrenia and those who care for them,” by fighting discrimination and stigma, advocating for equal access to care, advancing best-practice treatment, and “empowering our community with knowledge, skills and support.” Please donate at