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FRAMINGHAM – Richard F. Delaney, 91, a longtime resident of Framingham died Saturday, December 10, 2022 after a period of declining health.

Born in Quincy, he was the son of the late John & Lillian (Swift) Delaney, and the beloved husband of the late Mary C. (McLaughlin) Delaney who died just three weeks earlier.

Richard was raised and educated in Cambridge, and after high school went to work for his father doing painting and odd jobs Holden Green Housing for Harvard University students he was then drafted and served his country proudly in the US Air Force during the Korean War, where he also formed many close friendships.

He worked several jobs throughout his career from the Compo Shoe industry, machine technology, and the Aero Space Industry, Candela Laser, and retired from GTE/General Dynamics as a Quality Assurance Inspector.

He loved to play golf especially with his son Bill, and with his friends at the Arlington Retirement League with whom he and his wife “Sue” took several memorable trips. Richard loved to draw, and was a regular handyman able to fix anything and was always working on some project. From his Air Force days, he loved attending air shows, especially one that had military aircraft.

Richard lived for his family, and loved their weekends together.  He is survived by his children, Ricky of Natick, Carol Haartz of Milford, and William & his fiancé Lynn Dadekian of Worcester, his grandson, Ryan Haartz of Milford, and several nieces, nephews and a close group of friends. Besides his wife Mary, Richard was predeceased by his siblings, Ann Jordan, Gertrude McElaney, and Jack Delaney.

Family and friends will honor and remember Richard’s life by gathering for a time of visitation in the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln St. Framingham on Tuesday, December 20 from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

His Funeral Service will follow in the funeral home at 11 o’clock.  

Interment will take place in Massachusetts National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Richard’s name to: The Charles River Center,

For online tributes or to share a memory with the Delaney Family, kindly visit

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