Vera Mae Delaney

August 13, 1926 ~ October 12, 2020 (age 94)


Vera Mae Delaney, 94, of Portland, died Monday, October 12, 2020 at her residence.  Born in Raymond, she was a daughter of Leon and Frieda (Grant) Strout.  She attended local schools and graduated from Portland High School.  Vera worked as a credit clerk at Porteous, retiring after 30 years.  After retirement, she became involved in the Foster Grandparent Program.  She was a Foster Grandparent at Riverton Elementary School for over 20 years.

Vera enjoyed playing cards with friends Judy and Peggy and playing bingo with her friend Jean, they were the “bingo queens”.

Vera was predeceased by her husband Ralph Delaney in 1980, daughter in law Barbara Delaney and several siblings.

She is survived by a daughter Pamela Sharp and her husband Doug of Cuyahoga Falls, OH, a son Michael of New Britain, CT., brothers, Leon Strout of Portland, Ralph Strout of MA and Dennis Strout of FL, sisters, Nancy Lawler of AZ, Bea Richardson of CT, Judy Strout of FL and Linda Villeneuve of CA.

She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Vera had a special relationship with her nephew Timothy Smith of Portland and her lifelong friend Beverly Malpass of Portland.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southern Maine, 390 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, Maine 04074     

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