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IPSWICH - Patricia Ann Delaney, 76, wife of George F. Delaney, of Choate Lane, died in her home surrounded by her loving family, and closest family friends, on Sunday, February 4, 2018.
Patricia was born in Salem, on December 15, 1941, the daughter of the late Thomas W. and Esther E. (Hayes) Connolly. She was raised in Peabody, and was a 1958 graduate of St. Chretienne Academy, in Peabody, and a 1962 graduate of Salem State College. Married in 1964, the Delaneys soon made their home, and raised their family, on Moulton Street in Hamilton. For 20 or more years she was employed as a math teacher in the Ipswich Middle School. During many of the years she was also employed as a bookkeeper, and controller, with her husband's business, Ipswich Maritime Products.
Pat and her husband enjoyed many years of golf at the Old Newbury, and Ipswich Country Clubs. She was a voracious reader, enjoyed knitting, and decorating. Throughout the years she was an avid supporter and fan of her children's and grandchildren's many sporting achievements. She loved her dogs.
In addition to her husband of 53 years, she is survived by a son, George A. Delaney, and his wife, Kara, of Boxford; a daughter, Jennifer T. Jedraszek, and her husband, Ronald, of Beverly; seven grandchildren, Annie, Alexandra, and Timothy Towler, Michael Jedraszek, Kathryn, Madeline, and Jackson Delaney; three brothers, Thomas Connolly, of Newburyport, Phillip Connolly, of N.H., Michael Connolly, of Georgetown; and her loyal canine companion, Willie.
Her funeral will be held Thursday, 9 a.m., from the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, followed by the celebration of a funeral Mass of Christian Burial, at 10 a.m., in St. Paul Catholic Church, 50 Union St., Hamilton. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Wednesday 4 to 7 p.m. Interment will be in the Hamilton Cemetery. For directions, or to send a condolence, please visit www.whittier-porter.com.
Published on February 5, 2018
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