Hope O'Brien Daley Davilman, of Greenwich, CT, passed away on March 30, 2023, at the age of 53.
Hope could not have been more aptly named. A contagiously positive force of nature, she lived her life to the fullest. Hope led by (energetic!) example and made it hard for anyone who knew and loved her to keep up. An avid and ardent traveler, Hope's wanderlust was clearly in her genes, as the daughter of Hope O'Brien, a flight attendant, and Francis Daley, a commercial pilot. Hope's love of travel led her to pursue a BS in Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Administration from UMass-Amherst.
After graduating, Hope lived in Boston, where she worked for Keystone Investments and Tucker Anthony, and then in New York where she worked for UBS. The most important stop on Hope's journey was when she was introduced to Andrew Davilman in 2013. They navigated life better together than apart, married in 2016 and ultimately moved to Greenwich. Everyone who knew Andrew remarked about the joy that Hope brought to his life.
Hope found great peace being near an ocean; she especially loved La Jolla, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Shelter Island and Anguilla. She also loved the energy and experiences she found on the island of Manhattan. NYC is where Hope became the "IT" girl to everyone she knew and loved. Always stylish and having her finger on the pulse of NYC, Hope became known for her ability to make it happen, no matter the request. From securing hard-to-get restaurant reservations to tickets to sold-out events, she always came through for the people who were closest and most important to her. Hope – the Swan of Swans – was a steadfastly loyal friend whose unique brand of love had unusual strength and humor to it.
Hope is survived by her adoring husband Andrew Davilman, her stepchildren Samantha and Jack Davilman, her mother, Hope O'Brien Daley and her Auntie, O'Brien Morris, as well as her many, many friends, the invaluable Martina and her most beloved and loyal Pug, Hoss.
A memorial service is being planned for later this spring. In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting either the research of Dr. Mathew Maurer, credited by Hope for keeping her alive for the 15 years he treated her ( https://medicine.givenow.columbia.edu/?alloc=24956# ), or the Bone Marrow and Cancer Foundation's "Project Hope" ( https://bonemarrow.org/hope ), whose programs benefited Hope enormously.
Published by Greenwich Time on Apr. 13, 2023.
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