Gloucester, MA — Mr. Richard L. “Dick” Delaney, 71, of Gloucester, formerly of Marblehead, died Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester after a lengthy illness. He was the beloved husband of Charlene M. Delaney.
Born in Boston on February 28, 1942, he was the son of the late Richard F. and Henrietta Delaney. Raised in Marblehead, he attended Marblehead schools and graduated from Cheshire Academy in Cheshire, Conn., in 1961. Dick attended the University of Miami where he played collegiate baseball and graduated from Boston University.
For several years he was General Manager of his family business, Lane Drug Stores of Lynn, Mass. Most recently he was a mortgage loan officer at Union Trust of Peabody and Mortgage Network of Danvers.
An avid and accomplished amateur golfer, he had been a member at several Massachusetts country clubs including United Shoe in Beverly, Tedesco Country Club in Marblehead, Beverly Golf & Tennis in Beverly, and Marshfield Country Club in Marshfield. He enjoyed playing in many MGA events, charity events and of course, club events with his friends. Over the years, he played, and particularly loved, baseball and hockey. As well as having a passion for all sports, he was a lifetime supporter of the Jimmy Fund.
In addition to his wife Charlene, Mr. Delaney is survived by his daughters, Kathryn Delaney Atkins and her husband, Lane of Coral Gables, Fla., Jeanne Delaney Willis and husband, Edward of Donalsville, Ga.; his stepsons, R. Everett Dennington III and his partner, Marco Marchesini of Point Richmond, Calif., and Charles Jason Dennington and his wife, Kate of Portland, Ore.; grandchildren, Kevin Hull of Orlando, Fla., Katee Hull of Miami, Fla., Liam Dennington of Astoria, N.Y., and David Atkins of Coral Gables, Fla. He was the brother of the late Joan E. Delaney and Lawrence Edward Delaney.
ARRANGEMENTS: Memorial visiting hours will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Eustis and Cornell Funeral Home, 142 Elm St., Marblehead. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 970025, Boston, MA, 02297-0025; or online at Dana-Farber.org/best. For online guestbook, please visit www.eustisandcornellfuneralhome.com.