Marjorie Ruth Delaney
Marjorie (Marge) Ruth Delaney, 89, formerly of Amesbury, MA and Danvers, MA passed away peacefully at her residence at Ashland Farm at North Andover on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 surrounded by her loving family.
Marge was born in Danvers to the late Helen Gertrude (Ferguson) and Elden Reid Hersey where she was raised and graduated from the former Holten High School in Danvers where she was the captain of the women’s basketball team. She was a member of the Holy Trinity United Methodist Church on Sylvan Street in Danvers and participated in supporting events.
She was the beloved wife of the late Richard C. Delaney, Sr. and was a long-time resident in Danvers where they raised their four children before relocating to Amesbury, MA. Marge worked at the Highland School in Danvers while raising her family and later as a Data Entry Clerk for the IRS in Andover, MA for many years before her retirement.
In her retirement years she enjoyed traveling with siblings to visit Nova Scotia to meet family members and trace her heritage. She also enjoyed traveling to Texas to spend time with family and was able to take in the sights of the Grand Canyon.
Marge loved New England and all the seasons but especially the colors of fall. She enjoyed spending time out of doors walking, time doing her gardening and feeding the birds attracting cardinals and humming birds. She also loved her New England sports teams like the New England Patriots, Boston Bruins and was an avid Boston Red Sox fan but while not having the opportunity to attend a game she did recently enjoy a tour of Fenway Park on a beautiful sunny day.
She was a most thoughtful, funny lady and lovingly devoted to family with all her heart and will surely be missed.
Marge is survived by her children Richard C. Delaney, Jr. of Lunenburg, MA, Diane L. Cooney of Ossipee, NH, Debora A. Butler and her husband Richard of Kingston, NH, Jack E. Delaney and his wife Denise of Middleton, MA as well as her cherished grandchildren, Claire Delaney, Sean Delaney, Kelsey Butler, and great-grandson Colton. She also is survived by her brothers and sisters, Roberta Bruce and her husband Kenneth, Natalie Wood and her husband Charles, Kenneth Hersey and his wife Eleanor, Richard Hersey and his wife Ellen, sister-in-law Jean Hersey and brother-in-law William Murphy as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband and her parents, a brother, Lorne R. Hersey, two sisters, Frances Hersey and Audrey Murphy and a son-in-law, Thomas F. Cooney, Jr.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made by donations in Marge’s memory to the Danvers People to People Food Pantry, P.O. Box 2076, Danvers, MA 01923.
|To all the Family,
My deepest sympathies for the loss of your Mother and Nana. She was a loving, warm, Aunt to me, and I love her very much. She was always full of fun, and I never heard her say a bad word about anybody. Auntie Marge deserves one of the Lord's many mansions in heaven, and may we all meet again. God keep you, and all your children and grandchildren, Auntie Marge.