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Joseph W. DelOrfano

Joseph W. ‘Bill’ DelOrfano, 76, husband of Nancy E. (Kelley) DelOrfano of Ipswich, died Thursday, January 5, 2023 in Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. 

Joseph was born in Medford on December 31, 1946 one of the two children of the late Joseph and Josephine (DiGloria) Delorfano. He was raised in Woburn and was a 1965 graduate of Woburn High School.  He went on to attend four years at Bentley University, graduating with a BA in accounting and finance. For the past twenty years he was employed. as Chief Lending Officer for Massachusetts Capital Corporation.

Joseph, also known as ‘Bill’ by many, was an avid golfer who enjoyed the game with a passion. When he wasn't golfing, you could spot him boating with his wife, family and friends on Plum Island Sound and Ipswich Bay. His biggest joys where his children and grandchildren. He savored every minute he got to spend with any of them and was very  proud of them all and their accomplishments.   

In addition to his wife Nancy of forty-five years he is survived by a daughter, Paula (Delorfano) Coakley and her husband Kevin of Woburn and two step sons, Jonathan M. Hannibal of Glenmont, NY, and Timothy A. Hannibal and his wife Janine of Ipswich; seven grandchildren, Taylor, Kyle, Evan, and Emily Hannibal all of Ipswich, Katarina and Olivia Coakley of Woburn, Maxwell Cleary of NY and a brother James DelOrfano of FL.

Hs funeral service will be held 1:30 pm Wednesday, January 11 in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich followed by interment in the New Highland Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are cordially welcomed. Visiting hours will be offered Tuesday 4 to 6 pm. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Kaplan House, 78 Liberty Street, Danvers, MA 01923.


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