Edward B. Delany, 91, of Wilton, formerly of Ridgefield, passed away after a long illness on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Norwalk Hospital. He was the loving husband of Mrs. Lucille (Heling) Delany.
Mr. Delany was born on May 26, 1925 in Queens, NY; a son of the late James and Emilie (Bergmann) Delany. Edward graduated from Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in Corona in 1943 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy V-12 program. Edward was enrolled at Columbia University, graduating in 1945 with a Bachelors of Engineering. He immediately entered service in the Navy with the rank of Ensign and was stationed at Subic Bay in the Philippines, billeted on the USS PC-1133. In 1946, he was released from active service to inactive service in the Naval Reserves. Ed returned home to Long Island and earned his Masters of Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, taking classes at night and working during the day. During this time Ed started his lifelong career at Perkin-Elmer. He also married his love, Lucille in May of 1948. In 1951 Ed was recalled to active duty during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in Key West, FL aboard the USS Sarsfield (DD-837). In 1953, Ed was honorably discharged, moved to Norwalk, CT, and started his family. In 1954 Ed moved his young family to Ridgefield, CT, residing there for 61 years, until he moved to The Greens at Cannondale in Wilton, CT.