Maurice was born on January 2, 1945, in St. Joseph to Bernard and Virginia (Estes) Delaney, Sr.
He attended St. Joseph Junior College and graduated from Southwest Missouri State University, with a Mathematics Major and a Chemistry Minor. He married Diane M. Furlong on June 22, 1968. She survives of the home. Maurice was President and Owner of GDL International. He was a member of Kappa Mu Epsilon, the Honorary Mathematics Society, Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Generic Animal Drug Alliance, and the Drug, Chemical & Allied Trade Association.
Maurice had the greatest enjoyment being with his family. He was continually planning the next gathering and truly cherished the memories of time spent together. He was extremely generous and compassionate towards others in need. He was always optimistic and hopeful and met his failing health in recent years with courage and strength. To his family and those who knew him well, he will always be remembered as a genuinely kind and determined person with a tender heart. His loss will be deeply felt.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Michael Delaney, brother, Bernard E. Delaney, Jr., and sisters, Mary Alice Robertson and Carolyn Fisher.
Additional surviving family includes his daughter, Marcy (Damian) Enneking, of Stilwell, Kansas, son, John M. (Lisa) Delaney, of Carmel, Indiana; 6 grandchildren, Ethan Delaney Enneking, Leo William Enneking, Lauren Adele Delaney, Caroline Rothley Delaney, Evan Michael Sean Delaney, and Lucas John Furlong Delaney.
Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.
Inurnment Mount Olivet Cemetery at a later date.
Mr. Delaney will arrive at the church Saturday morning at 9:30 AM where the family will greet friends until 10:30 AM when a Parish Rosary will be recited. The Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM followed by a reception in the church hall where the family will continue to visit friends.
Mr. Delaney will be cremated following the service under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association, the MS Society, or Bishop LeBlond High School.