Francis Angus Delorey
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Delorey, Francis Angus, 84 of Antigonish and formerly of Monastery, Antigonish Co., died on Sunday, July 19, 2020 in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Angus and Kathleen (DeCoste) Delorey.
Francis was a member of St. Peters Parish, Tracadie. He was dedicated to the parish and community, serving in many capacities including: President of Parish Council, President of Holy Name Society, was a founding member and served for 54 years in the Beavers Club, was instrumental in the construction of the Parish Hall. He also acted as an adult altar server and Eucharistic Minister for St. Peter’s Church. Francis was a devoted Toronto Maple Leafs fan. He worked for 1 year with the Nova Scotia Liqour Commission then had a long career with the Nova Scotia Liqour Licensing Board where he became Supervisor from Amherst to Sydney. He along with his brother Eugene also operated a carpet business and Delorey Bros. Bingo Hall in Monastery for 31 years. Anything Francis set out to do he did it enthusiastically and to perfection. He had a generous, welcoming nature and got great pleasure from visiting family and friends.
Francis is survived by his siblings: Marie, Antigonish; Jackie (Dorothy), Monastery; Andrew (Sharon), Moose Jaw Sask; Eugene, Antigonish; Seward (Ann), Monastery; sister-in-law Annette, Stewiacke. He is survived by many nieces and nephews all of whom feared "The Claw" from Uncle Francis.
Predeceased by a brother Roy and brother-in-law Donnie Pettipas.
Resting in C.L Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish with visitation on Tuesday from 7-9 pm and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Visitors will be expected to respect the guidelines for social distancing set out by the province of Nova Scotia and are encouraged to wear masks at the funeral service. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial 10 am Thursday in St. Peters Church Tracadie with Rev John Barry presiding. There will be limited seating available in the church. Burial to follow in St Peters Cemetery. A recording of the funeral will be available on the funeral home website shortly after the service. Memorial donations may be made to St Peters CWL Lunch Fund. Online condolences at www.clcurry.com.
The family wishes to express their deepest thanks and gratitude to Dr’s Hickey and Hendricks and the Nursing staff in Palliative Care Unit for their professional and compassionate care of Francis during his illness.