Anne “Nancy” B. Delaney of Aurelius, New York peacefully passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2020 while at her nephew David’s home surrounded by her family at her side. Nancy was born in Auburn, New York on August 21, 1939, to the late Arlene and Francis Cunningham. She graduated from Union Springs High School. Soon after, she became employed at General Electric where she met her husband, David Delaney. Nancy was then employed as a secretary for the Cayuga County District Attorney’s Office from the years 1974-1980. In 1980, she became the Chief Clerk for the Cayuga County Family Court and remained in this role until she retired in 2002. Nancy is most known for her love of horses and was still riding up until the end of her life. She enjoyed traveling between the two places that she considered home - North Carolina and New York - where she made many friends and memories along the way. She was always ‘on the go’ and her great-grandchildren also kept her quite busy. Nancy is survived by her four children: Albert J. Delaney (Julia), Michael P. Delaney, Dr. Joseph W. Delaney (Mary Kathleen), and Elaine E. Waldschmidt; her two brothers Gary J. Cunningham Sr. (Bernice), Donald Cunningham (Patricia); her sister in law, Dale Cunningham; her grandchildren Nicole Waldschmidt, Chad Waldschmidt, Kari Waldschmidt, Joseph Delaney, and Michael Delaney; and her great-grandchildren Catherine, Anthony, and Alexander; and her beloved dog, Dugan. Along with her parents and husband, Nancy was predeceased by her brother, Francis Cunningham. Calling hours will be held privately for the immediate family, with funeral services open to the public to immediately follow in Saint Mary’s Church at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 28, 2020. Burial will take place following the service, at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest alongside David. Donations in Nancy’s memory may be made to the Matthew House. Please leave condolences for the family at whitechapelfh.com.
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