James F. Delehanty
Beloved husband, father,
grandfather, and great-grandfather
LOWELL -- James Francis "Jim" Delehanty, 87, passed away on Friday morning, August 15, 2014, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill.
Jim was the husband of Ann M. (Nadeau) Delehanty, to whom he was married for 63 years.
James F. Delehanty was born in Lowell on June 2, 1927, a son of the late James A. and Anna (Lemire) Delehanty. He was a graduate of St. Peter's Grammar School and Lowell High School.
Upon graduation, Jim enlisted in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He served aboard the USS Rush. He was honorably discharged on August 14, 1946. Jim re-enlisted in the Navy and also served during the Korean War.
Jim was employed as a machine operator for General Electric for 32 years. He later worked part time at Bradlees and J.M. Fields.
Jim was a parishioner of St. Marie's Church, now Holy Family Parish. For all of his married life, everything Jim and Ann did revolved around St. Marie's Church. Jim was a past president of the Holy Name Society and was an organizer and volunteer for countless church activities, including cookouts and Bingo.
Jim was an outdoorsman and loved being outside and traveling to outdoor places. He enjoyed doing things around the house, working in his yard, and when everything was finished, resting in his hammock. Most of all, Jim enjoyed spending time with and being around his family.
In addition to his wife, Ann, Jim is survived by his seven children, Gail Delehanty of Lowell, Gary Delehanty and his wife, Susan of Tyngsboro, Karen Carmichael and her husband, Rev. Donald of Grantham, NH, Mary Dobson and her husband, David of Chichester, NH, Barbara Joslin and her husband, Herman of Lowell, Jane Lewis and her husband, Burnell of Plymouth Meeting, PA, and Michael Delehanty of Lowell; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; his sister, Maureen O'Neil of Dracut; also many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Mr. Delehanty was the grandfather of the late David R. Dobson, and the brother of the late Thomas Delehanty, Rita Trojan, and Kathleen Price.
Jim Delehanty's family would like to acknowledge the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, and the Saints Dialysis Center for the wonderful care they provided.
DELEHANTY -- In Haverhill, August 15, 2014, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, James F. Delehanty, 87, the husband of Ann M. (Nadeau) Delehanty. Family and friends may call at the FAY McCABE FUNERAL HOME, 105 MOORE STREET, LOWELL, on SUNDAY from 4:00 until 8:00 P.M. Jim's Funeral will begin on MONDAY at 10 o'clock from the Funeral Home, followed by his Funeral Mass at 11 o'clock at HOLY FAMILY PARISH - ST. MARIE'S CHURCH, corner of Chamberlain and Grafton Sts. Lowell. His burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Jim's memory may be made to Holy Family Parish - St. Marie's Church, 30 Grafton St. Lowell, MA 01852. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE FAY McCABE FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 978-459-9222. www.faymccabe.com
Fay McCabe Funeral Home
105 Moore St
Lowell, MA 01852
Published in Lowell Sun on Aug. 16, 2014