Margaret Delaney

Obituary of Margaret Delaney



November 17, 1927 - May 7, 2017

89 YEARS OLD died peacefully on May 7, 2017, just after sunrise.

The love and prayers of family and friends carried Mitzi through her most trying and difficult final months.

Mitzi was born November 17, 1927 in Atlantic City Hospital to Edna and Walter Moeller. The oldest of two children, she had a loving brother, Walter E. Moeller, (Buddy).

While working as a telephone operator with NJ Bell Telephone Co., Mitzi met her Best Friend and forever Sweetheart, William Gregory Delaney. Mitzi and Bill were married November 26, 1950 in Atlantic City, NJ. Due to unanticipated stormy weather, they did not marry on the original date, November 25, 2017.

Married almost 67 years, they raised two daughters; Susan F. Somers (Delaney) and Patricia L. Leonetti (Delaney) in Northfield, New Jersey.

Mitzi cared for her family through her loving and nurturing ways, including delicious cooking, sewing, crafting, Sunday School, Choir at the Epiphany Lutheran Church, where she was a life time member, piano lessons and training the family dachshund, Rusty. With a passion for life, Mitzi enjoyed square dancing with Bill. She loved to be surrounded by family at the beach, boardwalk, holiday festivities, special family dinners, movie matinees and cucumber and Jersey tomato sandwiches, and she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren Daniel J. Leonetti, William Leonetti, Bernie W. Somers and Amy L. Somers.

Those who have gone before her include her brother Buddy, parents, Edna and Walter Moeller, niece Sharon Delcorso, niece Karen Overtun, cousin Verna Grunow, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Her daughters and husband ask in lieu of flowers to kindly donate to The Fountains at Cedar Park, 114 Hayes Mill Rd., Atco, NJ, attention to Jennifer Ridgeway, Reminiscence Unit.

Her Memorial service will be held Friday, May 12, 2017, 12:30, at the Epiphany Lutheran Church. Join the family in the celebration of Mitzi's life.

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