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In Memoriam Brother Thomas Delaney

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Brother Thomas Delaney, F.M.S
 
Brother Thomas E. Delaney, F.M.S passed away on Monday, October 30 peacefully at Champagnat Hall in the Bronx, New York. In 1955, Bro. Delaney professed his vows in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts. He first came to Marist High School as a teacher from 1958-1962. He was proud to have received the opportunity to teach the first graduating class at Marist and watch the school grow through its first few years.
 
After leaving Marist, Bro. Delaney taught at two other Marist schools and also traveled to Spain and Puerto Rico on Summer Grant opportunities. He returned to Bayonne in 1970 again as a teacher and in 1973, was promoted to Academic Dean. He held this position from 1973-1975 and then again from 1982-1984. After his time at Marist, Brother Delaney spent several years at Marist College as a Spanish teach and mentor.
 
Bro. Delaney's devotion to keeping the spirit of Marcellin Champagnat alive throughout his career was impressive and heart-warming. Since taking his first vows as a Marist Brother in 1955, he helped educate the youth of our country and our world, especially those who need it most, with patience and grace. Everyone at Marist High School is so proud and privileged that Brother Delaney spent a significant time here educating and mentoring our students. He is an inspiration to all of us to keep his energy alive today by carrying on the mission of Marcellin Champagnat "to make Jesus known and loved through the Christian education of youth, especially those who need it most."
 
Brother Thomas received the Spirit of Marist Award at Marist High School's 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony because of his more than 60 years of devotion the Marist Brothers, twelve of them at Marist High School. For the students who attended Marist during his time at the school, they will remember how well liked and respected he was by everyone at the school. Most importantly, however, they will remember his spirit and enthusiasm that he exhibited every day. He will be sorely missed by the entire Marist community. May his soul and all the souls of our faithful departed rest in peace.


The funeral arrangements for Br. Thomas Delaney will be as follows:


Wake: 
Sunday November 5th, 2017
4:00pm - 8:00pm

Castle Hill Funeral Home


Funeral Mass: 
Monday November 6th, 2017 
10:00am

St. Helena Church
1315 Olmstead Ave

Burial:
 
St. Raymond's Cemetery
Following the Burial, there will be a luncheon at a restaurant near the cemetery. Please R.S.V.P to Br. Dan at brdano@hotmail.com, if you plan on attending.