Richard F. Delande, of Marblehead, beloved husband of years of Alice F. (Fitzpatrick) Delande, died peacefully Thursday, July 11, 2013 after a brief illness, surrounded by his family. Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Arthur and Alice (Clements) Delande, graduating from Salem High School in 1948, where he was an outstanding athlete. He served honorably in the U.S. Navy before graduating from Boston University. A successful career in sales followed. A longtime resident of Marblehead, Richard and his wife were longtime members of the Corinthian Yacht Club and he was active in activities at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church. He was well known for his kindness and generosity. He is survived by his children, Mark J. Delande and his wife Nancy of Woburn, James P. Delande and his wife Alexandra of Marblehead, Tracy McGuiness and her husband Timothy of Groton and Lesley J. Delande of Marblehead and his adored 7 grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Barbara Doyle, and Edward and Arthur Delande. His funeral will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 9:15 AM from the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St, corner of North St, Salem to be followed by a funeral Mass at 10:00 AM in Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 85 Atlantic Ave, Marblehead. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visitation was held Wednesday, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to North Shore Medical Center (Salem Hospital) Attn. Intensive Care Unit, c/o the Development Office, 81 Highland Ave, Salem, MA 01970. For online guest book or additional information, please call 781 631 8885 or visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com.
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Published in The Marblehead Reporter from July 15 to July 22, 2013