John Delaney

John Delaney

John Edward Fagin Delaney, 83, of 103 Perth Drive, Elizabeth City, NC died Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at his residence.   A native of Sault Sainte Marie, MI, he was the son of the late Floyd Delaney and Carrie Fagin Delaney and the husband of Betty Joan Glance Delaney of the residence.  He was a Master Sergeant in the U. S. Army.

Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Casey Mick and husband Bill of Moyock, NC, and Kathleen Delaney Bowman of the residence; a son, John Edward Delaney, Jr., and fiancé Julie Neal of Bowling Green, KY; a sister, Cynthia Dawes of Gastonia, NC; a brother, William Delaney of Ft. Myers, FL, eight grandchildren; and thirteen great grandchildren.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church with the Rev. Vic Gournas officiating.  Burial with military honors will follow in Albert G. Horton, Jr. Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk, VA.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.  In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, The Cooper Center 18251 Quantico Gateway Drive, Triangle, VA  22172-1776.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Delaney family.  You may express condolences by visiting

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  1. Brian Sherlock

    You and your family are in my thoughts
    and prayers. John will surely be missed.

    Love & Prayers
    Brian Sherlock

  2. Rodney Trueblood

    Betty & Family,

    So sorry for your loss. We will miss John in the Cosmopolitan Club and at Bingo. Just know that he is not in pain anymore and now resting in the Lord.

    Rodney Trueblood

  3. Al & Stella Ching

    Our hearts are heavy with sorrow for your loss. John was a friend and fellow veteran, we will miss him dearly. May God Bless you and all your family.

  4. Tracey Winslow

    Ms. Betty & Family,

    Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers. John was a such a sweet man and very special to me. He always had a smile and kind word for everyone. He will be missed so much.


  5. Frank and Sandra Gates

    We are so sorry for your loss of John. As a Veteran he is now serving on the staff of our Supreme Commander. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Much love,
    Frank and Sandra Gates

  6. Theresa (Terry) Morton

    I am so sorry for your loss. John put up a valiant fight and Betty and your whole family have been so strong and supportive. John will be missed by everyone who knew him. Such a fine person – always so friendly and generous. All of you are in my prayers. Love, Terry

  7. Michael Delaney and family

    Aunt Betty and family-

    May Uncle Jack’s memory endure forever.
    He was a great man and we will miss him.
    Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.
    Mike and Erika Delaney, Matthew, Callie and Christopher

  8. Mike McKeon

    My prayers will follow John up to heaven. A good friend he will be missed by everyone that he ever came in contact with.

  9. Michelle Hatfield

    I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a kind man. I will remember him with his kind smile and gentle laugh. May his memory live on in the spirit of his kindness.

  10. Matt & May McGuirk

    Ms Betty & Family,
    What a blessing to know that John’s final journey leads to eternal peace that waits for us in heaven. John is truly at peace, walking in the light of God’s love, listening to the harps of angels and maybe a faint sound of “O Danny Boy.” Lots of LOVE.
    Matt & May <

  11. Peggy & Ron Hellberg

    Dear Betty & Family, Ron & I are so sorry to hear about John. It was also a pleasure to talk to him. Ron & John served in the same Army Unit in Germany. He will be missed……Love Peggy & Ron………

  12. Peggy & Ron Hellberg

    Dear Betty, Ron & I are so very sorry to hear about John. He will be missed very much……Ron & John were in the same Army Unit stationed in Germany.It was always a pleasure to talk to him. All our Love & Prayers are with you. Peggy & Ron,

  13. Brian and Diane Sonberg

    Dear Betty and Family,
    We are so sorry to here that John had passed away. We had just heard about it this evening and Diane and I are so sorry for your loss. John and I had worked together for a number of years in Civil Service. We both miss him.

    Love Brian and Diane

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