Francis J. Delia

Date of Death: 
September 27th, 2018

Francis J. Delia of Huntingdon Valley, passed away suddenly on September 27, 2018 at the age of 78. He was the beloved husband of Joanne (nee Galzerano). Loving father of Diane Duarte (Luis), Denise O’Donnell (Billy) and Donna Peters (Bob). Dearest Poppy of Joshua and Jaison Duarte, Kevin and Sadie O’Donnell and Joseph and Jordan Peters. Dear great grandpop of Peyton. Dear brother of Lawrence (Jeanette) and brother-in-law of Louis Galzerano (Kathy). He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. His passions were family, friends and faith. He loved playing golf and tennis and had made many friendships along the way. He loved nothing more than going to his grandkids games, activities and “down the shore” with all of them. He loved Florida in the winter; being with old friends and new ones. Christmas would not be the same without him inviting everyone to the traditional family fish dinner which was the highlight of Christmas. He was the strong yet tender dad that his kids will remember. He will be deeply missed. Relatives, friends and fellow members of Roosevelt Racquet Club are invited to call Tuesday from 6 to 8pm at GALZERANO FUNERAL HOME, 9304 OLD Bustleton Ave. (Below Welsh Rd.) and again Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30am at St. Albert the Great Church, 212 Welsh Rd. Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006. Funeral Mass will follow at 10:30am. Interment St. Mark’s Cemetery, Bristol, PA. In lieu of flowers family would prefer donations to St. Albert the Great Church.

Memories and Condolences

My deepest sympathy to you Joanne and your family. Frank was a dear friend and former co-worker. May God comfort you and yours as only He can.
My deepest sympathy to you Joanne and your family. Fran always had a smile on his face. Will miss our joking and laughing at the gym. May God shower you with his love at this difficult time. Marie Oliver
Mrs Delia and family No words will heal the hurt all of you must be experiencing right now. Mr Delia was a dear friend of mine, our family and particularly my dad. He always brightened my dad’s day and just mentioning his name - dad would be asking when he was stopping by. Mr D was definitely my dad’s best friend. His love for dad as well as for me meant so Very much. We couldn’t have asked for a better neighbor. I can remember them both setting squirrel traps and whenever we couldn’t find dad we knew exactly where he was hiding, enjoying the fun times, great laughs and conversations and a wonderful friendship they developed.I was touched by the love he shared with me as well in our conversations and assistance he always tried to provide. Back not too long ago it wouldn’t be a holiday party till you guys would drop in. So many wonderful memories. He was an incredible man taken way too soon. Heaven has a new angel. You and the family are deep in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. I’m so very sorry. Love you .... joanie
Joanne, Diane, Denise, Donna and family, My heart broke this morning when I saw this. Poppy was such an amazing man who will leave behind an incredible legacy of love. Lifting you all up in prayer at this time. Rest easy Poppy. ❤️
We had the honor and pleasure of meeting and spending last Thanksgiving with this man and his family. He was so kind, friendly, warm and welcoming, and treated us just like a part of the family. We would have loved to have been able to spend more time with him and get to know him better. We pray for his family as they go through this time of loss. May God give them strength and peace knowing he is with his Heavenly Father. Love - Ray, Clare & Cheyenne Cook & Peyton Duarte
The Roy family are thinking of you all with caring sympathy at this difficult time. May your hearts be filled with love and wonderful memories of joyful times together. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs, Carole, Tom, Frank and Elizabeth
I only met dad a handful of times,but heard so many wonderful stories,that I feel like I knew him better. What a terrible loss for everyone who knew him, and my heart hurts for all of you. God decided he has served his purpose, and it was time to come join him. I know he will be missed, but he's so rich and full of love now that he's with God. I hope that gives you all some peace Xoxo. Love, The Carter's

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