SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

March 12, 2014

John T. "Jack" Delaney, Jr.


Danvers — Mr. John T. “Jack” Delaney, Jr., age 64, of Danvers, formerly of Swampscott, passed away on Sunday at a local nursing home after a long battle with illness. Born and raised in Gloucester, he had lived in Swampscott for the greater part of his life. He had also resided in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for nine years.

Jack worked in maintenance for the Town of Swampscott School Department for 12 years until his retirement 3 years ago. He also enjoyed his work as a painter. Jack was an avid Patriots fan, and was also a fan of Bruce Springsteen and the Eagles. He enjoyed throwing shells on the beach for his golden retriever, Dublin. Proud of his Irish heritage, he was rarely seen without his scally cap. Jack could lighten up a room with his smile and will be remembered for his sense of humor. He was a great father and a strong fighter throughout his illness.

Jack is survived by his daughter, Lindsay Delaney Russell and her husband, Bowden “Bowdi” Russell, Jr. of Danvers; his devoted partner, Cheryl Hodsdon of Swampscott; his niece, Caleigh O’Brien of Swampscott; as well as many friends and extended family members. He was the son of the late John T. Delaney, Sr. and Priscilla Grey.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Solimine Funeral Home, 67 Ocean St. (Route 1A), Lynn. Burial will be in Swampscott Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Those who prefer may make donations to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com.