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Demaine Funeral Home – Fairfax

10565 Main St, Fairfax, VA

OBITUARY

Lilia Rodas Delaney

April 19, 1948August 5, 2019
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On Monday August 5, 2019, God welcomed home with open arms Lilia Delaney, his beautiful angel. Born April 19, 1948. She was 71. Lilia joins her two brothers Juan and Werner.

Lilia was born in Guatemala in 1948. She immigrated to Arlington after graduating from The Nursing School of the West, in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Lilia soon met the love of her life and man she would marry, Joe Delaney in 1972. They wed April 1976. Together they raised their two children Timothy Joseph Delaney and Mary Rose Delaney. Joe's career took the family to Italy, Connecticut, Washington, DC, Guatemala, Mexico and California. The family moved to Fairfax City in 1997.

Lilia worked for Fairfax County Adult Education for 10 years. Lilia spent her retirement helping her family, and spending time volunteering with St. Leo the Great Catholic Church. The time she spent with the church was a big part of her life and she was very dedicated to the church, hand making the altar cloths. Lilia was an extremely talented seamstress and artist. Tim, Mary and her granddaughter Laney are all fluent in Spanish because of the time Lilia spent with them.

Lilia is a major advocate for organ transplants and organ donation. Lilia received two different life saving kidney transplants, without which her children and her family life would not have been possible. Lilia was a selfless and loving woman. She always put others ahead of herself. Lilia was an exceptional role model and is the truest and most epic meaning of love, strength and beauty.

Lilia is survived by her husband of 42 years, Joseph Delaney, her son Tim Delaney, daughter Mary Rose Delaney Fox, son-in-law Philip Fox, granddaughter Delaney Rose Fox, grandson Alexander Arthur Fox. Her sisters Carmen and Norma Rodas, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A visitation for Lilia will be held Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Demaine Funeral Home – Fairfax, 10565 MAIN ST, FAIRFAX, VA 22030. A Mass of Christian Burial will occur Friday, August 9, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 3700 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030. A committal service will occur Friday, August 9, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM at Quantico National Cemetery, 18424 Joplin Rd, Triangle, VA 22172.

Obituario

Lilia Rodas Delaney

Abril 19, 1948 – Agosto 5, 2019

El lunes 5 de agosto, 2019, Dios le dió la bienvenida con los brazos abiertos a Lilia Delaney, su bello ángel. Nació el 19 de abril de 1948. Tenía 71 años. Lilia se une a sus dos hermanos Juan y Werner.

Lilia nació en Guatemala en 1948. Ella inmigró a Arlington después de graduarse de la Escuela de Enfermería del Occidente, en Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Poco después Lilia conoció al amor de su vida y el hombre con quien contraería matrimonio, Joseph Delaney en 1972. Se casaron el 27 de abril de 1976. Juntos criaron a sus dos hijos Timothy Joseph Delaney y Mary Rose Delaney. La carrera de Joe llevó a la familia a Italia, Connecticut, Washington, D.C., Guatemala, México y California. La familia se mudó a Fairfax City en 1997.

Lilia trabajó para Fairfax County Adult Education por 10 años. Lilia pasó su jubilación ayudándole a su familia, y trabajando como voluntaria en St. Leo the Great Catholic Church. El tiempo que le dedicó a la iglesia fue una gran parte de su vida y ella fue muy dedicada a la iglesia, confeccionando los manteles a mano para el altar. Lilia fue una costurera y una artista de gran talento. Tim, Mary, y su nieta Laney hablan español fluidamente debido la dedicación y el tiempo que Lilia les dió.

Lilia es una gran promotora para el apoyo de los trasplantes y la donación de órganos. Ella recibió dos trasplantes renales que le salvaron la vida, sin los cuales sus hijos y su vida familiar no hubiesen sido posibles. Lilia fue una mujer abnegada y amorosa. Ella siempre antepuso a los demás antes que ella. Lilia fue un ejemplo excepcional y el más sincero y épico ejemplo de amor, fortaleza, y belleza.

La sobreviven su esposo de 42 años de matrimonio, Joseph Delaney, su hijo Tim Delaney, su hija Mary Rose Delaney Fox, su yerno Philip Fox, su nieta Delaney Rose Fox, su nieto Alexander Arthur Fox, sus hermanas Carmen y Norma Rodas, y muchos primos, primas, sobrinas y sobrinos.

El velorio de Lilia se llevará a cabo el jueves, 8 de agosto, 2019 de 3:00 PM a 7:00 PM en Demaine Funeral Home – Fairfax, 10565 MAIN ST, FAIRFAX, VA 22030. La Misa de Sepultura Cristiana tendrá lugar el viernes, 9 de agosto, 2019 de 11:00 AM a 12:00 PM en St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 3700 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030. La ceremonia funeraria se llevará a cabo el viernes, 9 de agosto, 2019 de 1:00 PM a 1:30 PM en Quantico National Cemetery, 18424 Joplin Rd, Triangle, VA 22172.

  • FAMILY

  • Joseph Delaney Jr., Husband
  • Tim Delaney, Son
  • Mary Rose Delaney, Daughter
  • Philip Fox, Son-in-law
  • Delaney Rose Fox, Granddaughter
  • Alexander Arthur Fox, Grandson

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, August 8, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, August 9, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, August 9, 2019

Memories

Lilia Rodas Delaney

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Peggy Kelly

August 8, 2019

We have known Lily for over 40 years. She had such a calm presence and we cherish our time with her, be it in Rome or here in Virginia. I still remember her sitting at a small table with our grandchildren 4 years and telling them in Spanish how much they would enjoy their time in Rome, just like she had!
Since our husbands had the same career we could relate to our situation and just give each other a smile and we both knew what we were thinking. So happy we could share the good times - Confirmations , Wedding Showers and Weddings. We will keep you all in our prayers, Joe,Tim and Mary and family
Mike and Peggy Kelly

Elizabeth Fox

August 7, 2019

Lily will be deeply missed by the entire family. One of my favorite memories of her was during the holidays. She would always bake the most beautiful braided breads and was so humble about her artwork. Lily had a big heart and her spirit lives in in her children and grandchildren.

Lily, we will miss you. ♥️

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