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“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...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: LOIS MARA - Indian Trail, NC

“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...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Kim Springis - Amesbury, MA

“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...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Donna Philbrook - The Villages, FL

“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...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Linda & Steve Hanson - Hernando, FL

“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 ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Linda Houle-Briggs - Fremont, NH

“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,...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Diane Tilley - Wakefield, MA

“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...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Jayne and Jack Regan - Tilton, NH

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Joni and Charles Cobb - Longview, TX

“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....Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


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.