John P. "Pat" Delanty Jr., 80, of North Hampton, New Hampshire, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 surrounded by his devoted wife and loving family. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, on July 22, 1936, a son of the late John P. and Margaret (Bye) Delanty Sr.
Pat moved from Chicago to Traverse City when he was 8 years old and graduated from St. Francis High School with the class of 1954. He went on to earn his undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.
Upon graduation he went to work for KVP Paper, then for many years for Brown Paper Company. He spent his career in paper sales.
He met his dear wife, Siobhan Gogarty-Delanty, while in Kalamazoo and they were married in 1981. Pat and Siobhan headed to Hilton Head, North Carolina, after their marriage and drove north up the East Coast until discovering the rocky coast of New Hampshire, which reminded Siobhan of her home in Ireland. They fell in love with the area and immediately settled in Rye and eventually to their home in North Hampton, New Hampshire.
Pat was a kind and considerate man, generous of heart and generous of spirit. Helping others was a big part of who he was, and he would never hesitate to lend a hand when someone was down on their luck. He prided himself as being a good listener.
Pat was a proud member of AA and attended local support groups up to the end of his life, just to be of assistance to folks with the same struggles he had faced in the past.
An avid golfer, Pat was a member of the Portsmouth Country Club and a former member of the Wentworth By The Sea Country Club.
In addition to Siobhan, his wife of over 35 years, Pat leaves his sons, Michael, of Charlotte, North Carolina, Patrick, of Los Angeles, California, and Stephen and his wife, Michele, of Antwerp, Belgium; his stepchildren, Siobhan Hyman, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Kevin Hyman, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; and his siblings, Larry and his wife, Teow, of Cosamui, Thailand, James and his wife, Donna, of Park City, Utah, Bill and his wife, Jil, of Portland, Oregon, and Jane Robinson and her husband, Lee, of Fountain Hills, Arizona. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jaden, Jackson and Kris; his great-grandson, Will; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear, close friends. Pat will be sadly missed but always remembered by those who knew and loved him.
Visiting hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017 in the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, 811 Lafayette Road, Hampton, New Hampshire. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2017 at the funeral home, followed by a late luncheon at the Portsmouth Country Club. Family, friends and associates are respectfully invited. Burial will be private.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Crossroads House, 600 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801 or online at www.crossroadshouse.org/donations; or to the New Hampshire S.P.C.A., PO Box 196, Stratham, NH 03885 or online at http://www.nhspca.org/donate-2/.
Please visit www.RemickGendron.com to view Pat's memorial website, to sign his tribute wall or for directions.
Published on February 26, 2017