Lewes - Janice Butler Delaney, of Lewes, DE, died peacefully on Oct. 6th surrounded by her family. She was born on Dec. 28, 1934 in Yonkers, N.Y., daughter of the late John and Bessie (Sampson) Butler. Janice graduated from Roosevelt High School. She married the love of her life, Jack in 1954. They retired to Ocean Pines, Mass. in 1984. After Jack's passing, Janice returned to Irvington and resumed her job with the Irvington School District. She retired and moved to Lewes. Janice loved her family and friends. She greatly enjoyed the annual Butler Family Reunion at Rehoboth Beach. In addition to her parents, Janice was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jack; her siblings John Butler, Jr., Lawrence Butler, Robert Butler, and Kathleen Straka; her niece, Kathy Straka; and her nephew, Robert Butler. She is survived by her children Deborah Monroe and her husband Duncan, Janice Koch, Suzanne Kearney, John Delaney and his wife Jennifer, and Jennifer Delaney; her grandchildren Jared Koch, Sara Monroe, Jonathan Campbell, Caitlin Campbell, Jack Delaney, and Daniel Delaney; her sisters-in-law, June Butler and Ann Vanbergen; and many nieces and nephews. A visitation for family and friends will be held Friday, Oct. 21 from 4p.m.-8p.m. at Coffey Funeral Home in Tarrytown, N.Y. and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Transfiguration Church in Tarrytown, N.Y. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Diabetes Foundation.
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