Fr. Don Delaney, SDB – RIP

A second wake will be observed at the Marian Shrine chapel in Haverstraw, N.Y., on Sunday afternoon, August 4, followed by another Mass of Christian Burial at 6:30 p.m.

Fr. Don will be buried in the Salesian Cemetery at Goshen, N.Y., on Monday, August 5.

Fr. Franco Pinto, Director of our Tampa Community, has informed us of the sad news of the death this morning of Fr. Donald Delaney, SDB. We pray for the repose of Fr. Don and for his family and friends and for the Tampa Community.

DELANEY, Fr. Donald “Don” M., a Salesian Priest in the Catholic Religious Order of Saint John Bosco, went home to the Lord on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Fr. Don was a native of New York. He was born to Mary Gleason and William Delaney on March 31, 1946 in Flushing, Queens. He was baptized at St. Michael’s in Flushing on April 21, 1946. In 1964 after finishing high school, he moved to Newton, NJ to join the Salesians of Don Bosco. After the completion of the novitiate year he made his first profession on August 16, 1966. He took his final vows on August 12, 1972 and was ordained a priest on April 24, 1976. Fr. Don was orderly, intelligent and witty. He was a worker and loved his faith. In July 2018, Fr. Don moved to St. Philip Residence at Mary Help of Christians Center in Tampa, FL. He died at Bayshore Pointe Nursing and Rehab on July 30, 2019. May he rest in peace. Funeral services will be held at Mary Help of Christians Church in Tampa.




6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


6400 E. Chelsea Street
Tampa, FL 33610


Funeral Service

10:00 am – 11:00 am


6400 E. Chelsea Street
Tampa, FL 33610

Source: Fr. Don Delaney – RIP

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