Ann M. (Daley) Delaney

  • Born: April 14, 1933
  • Died: April 25, 2021
  • Location: Melrose, Massachusetts

Robinson Funeral Home

809 Main Street
Melrose, MA 02176

mail@robinsonfuneralhome.com
Tel. (781) 665-1900

Tribute & Message From The Family


Ann M. (Daley) Delaney, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at age 88.

Ann was born on April 14, 1933 in Boston, one of nine children to Irish immigrants, the late Michael and Helen (Proctor) Daley. A graduate of St. Patrick's High School in Roxbury, she was raised in Roxbury before the family moved to Medford. In her early years, Ann worked at the Watertown Arsenal before her marriage to Robert Delaney on February 22, 1962. She and Bob settled in Melrose to raise a family of two daughters, and made a home that Ann was forever proud of.

Ann Delaney was the life of the party. She epitomized the warm, fun Irish grandmother who shared her love effortlessly and naturally brought family and friends together. Her home served as the central place for her family to gather, and she loved entertaining friends with dinner parties, or songs gathered around the piano. She remained proud of her Irish heritage throughout her life, and took special joy in a return trip to her roots to visit family in Kenmare, County Kerry, Ireland. She enjoyed an afternoon cup of tea with her dear friend Maura, and marked every St. Patrick's Day with a Memorial Mass followed by fresh Irish Bread at home.

Ann was a founding member of Incarnation Parish where she served as a Eucharistic Minister, and was an active member of the parish for many years. A strong, Irish Catholic woman, Ann held her faith deeply, and cared genuinely for her Church and fellow parishioners.

A resident of the same home for over 50 years, Ann developed a love for Melrose, and her home. She took great pride in creating a warm, inviting home where everyone was welcome. She loved her neighborhood, enjoyed gardening, and made sure that the yard was maintained immaculately and up to her standards. With an eye for fashion, Ann also enjoyed shopping and always looked pulled together, looking her best. She even had a well-coordinated apron and visor appropriate for every occasion.

Above all, Ann cherished her family. She loved being a grandmother and attending the games or activities of her grandchildren. Ann will be deeply and sorely missed, but the joy she brought to the lives of others will carry on through her family.

Ann was the beloved wife of the late Robert E. Delaney with whom she shared 57 years of marriage. Devoted mother of Marybeth Dalton and her husband Thomas of Marshfield, and Carol Campagna of Melrose. Loving sister of the late Helen, Billy, Tammy, John Joe, Kay, Mary, Pat and Florence. Proud grandmother of Meghan Dalton, Daniel Dalton, Robert Dalton, Matthew Campagna, and William Campagna.

Relatives and friends will gather in honor of Ann's life for visiting hours at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose on Sunday, May 2 from 2-5pm, and again on Monday at 9am before leaving in procession to the Church of the Incarnation, 429 Upham St., Melrose for her Funeral Mass celebrated at 10am. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. Gifts in Ann's memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Mary Beth and Carol Ann, I'm truly saddened to hear of your mother's passing, I'll always remember Ann as a bundle of energy, full of life and very, very proud of her family. I always loved seeing her at family events and will miss her bubbly personality, her cheerfulness and her joyful spirit. Rest In Peace Ann

Posted by Lynne Labanara - Belmont, MA - Family Friend   May 01, 2021

Marybeth and Carol, I'm very sorry for your loss. My parents enjoyed the company of your parents so often over the years at Bass River Beach. Please accept my deepest sympathies.

Posted by Gerry Mahoney - Medford, MA - Acquaintance   April 30, 2021

Dear Marybeth and Carol, I am so sorry at the lose of your dear mother and I will miss my dear long-time friend. Ann & Bob were long time friends to my late husband, Julian and me. We spent many fun times together at dinners and time on Cape Cod and the "Lynch's St. Patrick's Parties". May Ann rest in peace and you are in my daily prayers. love, Claire

Posted by Claire Lynch - Beverly, MA - Friend   April 29, 2021

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I don't know you I'm so sorry to hear about your mother passing she is now resting in peace may god be with You and your family you are all in my prays always remember the good times you had with her

Posted by Lorraine Butler - Derry, NH - Acquaintance   April 29, 2021

Marybeth and Carol, I am so sorry to read of your mother's passing. She was a good neighbor and friend when we lived on East Foster St. Such a nice lady. You are in our prayers.

Posted by Terry and John Spartichino - Friend   April 29, 2021

So sorry to hear of your loss Marybeth...I will offer Mass for your Mom. My best to you and the family God bless Fr. Tom Walsh

Posted by Fr. Tom Walsh - Carver, MA - Family Friend   April 29, 2021

Carol and Marybeth, What a shock to see that beautiful photo of a friend with whom I shared so many wonderful memories. She was a special part of our Melrose and Cape Cod adventures. May memories of your own make the journey to acceptance of her absence from your lives even a little easier to endure. Saddest and sincerest sympathy to you and those much adored grandchildren. She was one of a kind.



Posted by Anne Bean - Friend   April 29, 2021

Soo sorry from the brennan family!

Posted by Joseph and Noreen Brennan - Cauldwell, NJ - Family   April 28, 2021

I was honored to have Auntie Ann as my godmother! Her heArt and her joy for life was infectious! She cherished her family and I will miss her. Mary beth and Carol - hold your sweet memories close and hugs to you both❤

Posted by Dayna brown bicknell - Family   April 28, 2021

I was fortunate enough to be one of Ann's neighbors for almost 30 years. She was so proud of her family, her home, her church and her community. We often joked that we were the last of the originals on Bancroft Road! ...always funny, always inquisitive, always kind - loved her heritage and her energy was endless! I'm happy to have known her and loved stopping to talk to her when I walked the dog. Carol and Marybeth - she spoke endlessly of you and your children and couldn't have been more proud! I wish you all peace, and may you hold the memories of her and your dad close...

Posted by Tracey Moriarty - Lynnfield, MA   April 28, 2021

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Ann..There is a huge void in my heart..you were so full of life..so personable..so passionate about your family..you and Bob were such great parents..neighbors..and most of all friends..we will forever miss our Sat. Night card games..full of laughter..fun .and cocktails.Wish we had many more of those days..Carol and Marybeth..you were great and caring daughters..and she so adored you both..

Posted by Angela Sammon - Melrose, MA - Neighbor   April 27, 2021


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