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Rev. T. Timothy Delaney

The Rev. T. Timothy Delaney, pastor emeritus of St. Boniface Church, Wilkes-Barre, and a resident at St. Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre, died Friday after an illness.

The Rev. Delaney, son of the late Thomas and Florence Brannigan Delaney, was born in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 7, 1951. He was a graduate of St. Mary's High School, Wilkes-Barre.

The Rev. Delaney attended King's College, Wilkes-Barre, and graduated from Conception Seminary College, Conception, Mo. He completed his studies for the priesthood at Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora, N.Y.

The Rev. Delaney was ordained on Sept. 1, 1979, in St. Peter's Cathedral, Scranton, by the Most Rev. J. Carroll McCormick, D.D., late Bishop of Scranton.

The Rev. Delaney served as an assistant pastor at St. Peter's Cathedral, Scranton; St. Aloysius Parish, Wilkes-Barre; St. Gregory's Parish, Clarks Green; St. Thomas More Parish, Lake Ariel; and St. Nicholas Parish, Wilkes-Barre. He also served as the administrator of St. Leo's Parish, Ashley.

The Rev. Delaney received his first pastorate at St. Boniface Parish, Wilkes-Barre, on June 20, 1991, and remained there until his retirement and appointment as pastor emeritus on July 5, 2000.

The Rev. Delaney also served the diocese as director of campus ministry at Lackawanna Junior College, chaplain at the State Correction Institution at Dallas and dean of the Central/South Wilkes-Barre area.

The Rev. Delaney had several of his works published by Our Sunday Visitor publications.

He is survived by three sisters, Noreen Delaney, Kingston; Alice Baran, Wilkes-Barre; Maura Delaney, Massachusetts; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Roseann McNulty.

A viewing will be held Sunday, 4 to 6:45 p.m., at St. Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre. A Vigil Mass will be celebrated at 7 p.m., with Monsignor Francis J. Callahan, dean, presiding.

A Pontifical Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Most Rev. James C. Timlin, retired Bishop of Scranton, on Monday at 11 in St. Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre.

A viewing will also take place Monday, prior to the Funeral Mass at 11. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lupus Foundation.

Published in Citizens' Voice on Oct. 20, 2007
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