Mary B. Delaney, 72

Mary B. DelaneyLongtime Cedarburg resident Mary B. Delaney passed away on Friday, June 9, 2017, at the age of 72. Mary was born in Milwaukee, the daughter of Roland and Margaret (nee Bauer) Schaefer. She is survived by her husband, William "Bill" Delaney; children, Deanna (Andrew) Haver of West Bend, Dean (Maria) Delaney of Salem, Ore., Tina (Matthew) Pierson of Merton and Leah (Brandon) Neville of West Bend; grandchildren, Holly, Natalie, Heidi and Mitchell Haver, Marla (Aaron) Rasmussen, Emily, Jenifer and Wyatt Delaney, Kyle, Ellie and Justin Pierson, Mason, Gavin and Colton Neville; great-grandchildren , McKenzie and Nora Rasmussen; sisters-in-law, Nancy Muehlbauer of Marshfield, Carol Murdoch of South Milwaukee and Patricia Benish of Hubertus; along with other relatives and friends.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Margaret Casper.

Mass of Christian Burial 6 p.m. on Thursday June 15, 2017, at St. Joseph Parish, 1619 Washington St., Grafton, WI 53024. Interment St. Augustine Cemetery. Visitation Thursday at the Church from 4 p.m. until time of Mass.

Mary and Bill were sweethearts since the age of 15, a true love story.

After Mary graduated from Messmer High School in 1963, their married life began 53 years ago on Sept. 5, 1964, at St. Margaret Mary Parish in Milwaukee. Shortly before they moved to Cedarburg in 1981 to raise their family, the Delaneys began the business that they owned for 38 years, Amtech Appliance Repair. Besides working together, as a couple they enjoyed doing archery, karate, racquetball, ballroom dancing and traveling. Mary, in particular, was involved in many church activities throughout her life. As a person of strong faith, she tried to improve the lives of the less fortunate. This included participating in Haiti Missions for 20 years.

Memorials to the family in Mary’s name will be distributed to the numerous charities she supported.

Online condolences can be forwarded to the family at The Eernisse Funeral Home, Michael Schramka Associate of Cedarburg, WI is assisting the family.