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Patricia Ann (Connolly) Delaney

Patricia Ann Delaney, 76, wife of George F. Delaney of Choate Lane, Ipswich, died in her home surrounded by her loving family and closest family friends on Sunday, February 4, 2018.

Patricia was born in Salem on December 15, 1941 the daughter of the late Thomas W. and Esther E. (Hayes) Connolly. She was raised in Peabody and was a 1958 graduate of St. Chritienne Academy in Peabody and a 1962 graduate of Salem State College. Married in 1964 the Delaneys soon made their home and raised their family on Moulton Street in Hamilton. For twenty or more years she was employed as a math teacher in the Ipswich Middle School.  During many of the years she was also employed as a bookkeeper and controller with her husbandís business, Ipswich Maritime Products.

Pat and her husband enjoyed many years of golf at the Old Newbury and Ipswich Country Clubs. She was a voracious reader, enjoyed knitting and decorating. Throughout the years she was an avid supporter and fan of her childrenís and grandchildrenís many sporting achievements. She loved her dogs.

In addition to her husband of fifty-three years she is survived by a son, George A. Delaney and his wife Kara of Boxford; a daughter, Jennifer T. Jedraszek and her husband Ronald of Beverly; seven grandchildren, Annie, Alexandra and Timothy Towler, Michael Jedraszek, Kathryn, Madeline and Jackson Delaney; three brothers, Thomas Connolly of Newburyport, Phillip Connolly of NH, Michael Connolly of Georgetown, and her loyal canine companion, Willie. She was predeceased by her infant daughter Colleen.

Her funeral will be held Thursday 9 am from the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich followed by the celebration of a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in St. Paul Catholic Church, 50 Union Street, Hamilton. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Wednesday 4 to 7 pm. Interment will be in the Hamilton Cemetery.

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