Mary E. (Gordon) Delaney

  • Born: May 25, 1918
  • Died: July 10, 2019
  • Location: Melrose, Massachusetts

Gately Funeral Home

79 West Foster Street
Melrose, MA 02176

Tel. (781) 665-1949

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Mary by adding your memories.

Mary E. (Gordon) Delaney passed away at the Greenwood Nursing Home & Rehab in Wakefield on July 10, 2019. She was 101 years of age. Mary was born in Melrose on May 25, 1918 to the late William & Mary B. (Sheridan) Gordon. She was raised in Melrose, attended Melrose Schools and graduated from Malden Business School. Mrs. Delaney was a lifelong resident of Melrose and was a founding member of Incarnation Church in Melrose. She worked as a secretary for the Melrose Parks & Recreation Department for 15 years, retiring at the age of 65. Mary liked to crochet, sew and was an excellent baker. Mrs. Delaney also enjoyed her trip to Saudi Arabia and to Nova Scotia. Mary was the wife of the late Paul B. Delaney. Loving mother of Daniel J. Delaney & his wife Carol of Atkinson, NH and Paul B. Delaney and his late wife Rosemary of Woburn. Cherished grandmother of Christine M. Crudele & husband Peter of Danvers & Laura D. Crayton & husband Matt of Texas. Proud great grandmother of Claire, Anna Grace, Jackson & Zoey Rose. Caring sister of Marion Sheridan of Tewksbury, Lucille Malenchini of NH and the late Richard Mara. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 9:00-11:00AM, followed by a funeral service at 11AM. Interment will follow at Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Mary's name to a charity of one's choice.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dan, Carol, Paul, Christine and Laura MY thoughts and prayers are with you today. You were blessed to have her in your lives. She left a legacy of caring
and giving. When Richard and I were dating he would tell me about her and praise her to the skies. I was intimidated to meet her but everything he said was true. A very special women Love to you all.


Posted by LOIS MARA - Indian Trail, NC   July 17, 2019

Dear Dan and Carol, we are thinking of you lots these past few days and Aunt Bette too. What a wonderful life she had and surrounded by family. So fortunate. I remember the last time I saw Bette she was with you in downtown Amesbury. But I mostly remember her from when I was a kid running around her yard with her Scottie dog, Pepper. You are in our thoughts.
Kim, Randy, Sam and Chloe

Posted by Kim Springis - Amesbury, MA   July 16, 2019

Dear Paul, Dan and Carol I am saddened by the passing of Aunt Bette. Viewing the video was heartwarming with so many pictures of family. Fond memories of the smell of chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven. Rest peacefully Aunt Bette,
Love Donna

Posted by Donna Philbrook - The Villages, FL - Family   July 16, 2019

Dear Dan and Carol, Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Bette. I remember meeting Bette a few times and she was always baking the most delicious cookies. Bette was a very kind good hearted woman. A life well lived!!!

Posted by Linda & Steve Hanson - Hernando, FL - Friend   July 13, 2019

So sorry to hear about your mom. May you find peace in knowing that she is now in God's safe keeping. Love Linda HB

Posted by Linda Houle-Briggs - Fremont, NH - Friend   July 13, 2019

From all of us at The Greenwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center we offer our sincere sympathy on the passing of Betty. She was a delightful person, always kind, polite and appreciative for any help she received. We will miss her friendly smile and we will remember her wearing her bright red framed eye glasses and her brightly colored clothing. We will also miss seeing her devoted family; Dan, Carol and Paul.
God Bless you all!

Posted by Diane Tilley - Wakefield, MA   July 12, 2019

Bette you were a wonderful, caring person throughout your life. So glad we got to know you through Carol and Dan. I'll never forget your visit to Saudi Arabia in the late 1970's. I'm sure it was quite a thrill for you. You will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved you.

Jayne and Jack

Posted by Jayne and Jack Regan - Tilton, NH - Friend   July 12, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

Posted by Joni and Charles Cobb - Longview, TX   July 11, 2019

The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable. Please feel free to call on us at anytime as we are always available to you.

Posted by John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - Melrose, MA   July 11, 2019

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