Highly Respected Hockey Coach
TEWKSBURY: Michael J Delaney (age 46) passed away peacefully at his home on June 7th after a lengthy battle with kidney disease. His perseverance will never be forgotten.
Mike is a graduate of Tewksbury HS (1993) and Worcester State College (1999) where he achieved a degree in business management. He excelled in hockey at both schools, being named team captain in his senior year of college and was awarded male student/athlete of the year in 1999.
Since college, his professional career involved energy management systems project management, he co-founded an electrical contracting business while residing in Mass, and worked as a fire alarm system service manager while residing in Florida.
Mike resided in Florida from 2004-2019 until moving back to Massachusetts.
In Florida, he put his passion for hockey to its pinnacle by coaching the Florida Jr Everblades, a select hockey team of which he quickly built into a winning and highly respected program. Under his tenor, the Florida Jr. Everblades enjoyed tremendous success and competed in and won numerous hockey tournaments throughout the country.
He is survived by his father, Thomas Delaney of Methuen, MA; two brothers Tommy Delaney and wife Nicole of Windham NH, Kevin Delaney and wife Jennifer of Tewksbury, MA; three nieces, Macy Delaney, Emma Delaney, and Avery Delaney; one nephew, Hunter Delaney; numerous loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He is the son of the late Christine Peters Delaney. Grandson to the late Jerry and Mary Delaney and the late Pete and Kaye Peters. Nephew to the late Danny Delaney and the late Billy Sullivan. Cousin to the late Linda Peters and the late Peter Martel.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects to Mike on Sunday June 13th from 3pm-7pm at Farmer & Dee Funeral Home on 16 Lee St in Tewksbury. Mike's funeral procession will begin on Monday June 14th at 10:30 am at the Farmer & Dee Funeral Home, followed by an 11:30 am Funeral Mass at St Williams Church, 1351 Main St. Rte. 38, Tewksbury. Services will conclude at Tewksbury Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Florida Everblades hockey scholarship program.
Link:https://jreverblades.sportngin.com/register/form/355316058#_ga=2.234381212.367825420.1623273271-2134404777.1619533997 View the online memorial for Michael J. Delaney