William Delaney

Former Southold and Wantagh resident William Delaney of The Shores at Peconic Landing in Greenport died Sept. 9. He was 97. 

He was born Feb. 23, 1917, in Bridgeport, Conn., to William and Loretta Delaney. Mr. Delaney served in the U.S. Army and was a battalion chief with the New York City Fire Department.

Mr. Delaney was a member of the Southold chapter of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Family members said he enjoyed swimming and boating.

He was predeceased by his wife, Kathleen, in 1993 and is survived by his children, William, Timothy, Kevin, Anne Dowling, and Maureen Brisotti; and 12 grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors Friday, Sept. 12, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue. A funeral service will take place Saturday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick R.C. Church in Southold. Interment will take place at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Cutchogue.

Memorial donations may be made to Cutchogue Fire Department or Peconic Land Trust.