Michael C. Delaney
September 28, 1940 – June 16, 2020
Michael C. Delaney, longtime resident of Greenwich, CT and Jupiter, FL passed away on June 16, 2020. He lived a full and complete 79 years.
The beloved husband and father was born in Polson, MT, on the shores of Flathead Lake. The son of Thomas Ronald and Julia Delaney, he spent the formative years of his childhood with his five siblings and parents in Tokyo, Japan. His father’s position in the U.S. State Department took the family all over the world. He graduated from high school in Washington, DC and received a B.S. from Fairfield University in 1963. He was a former General Partner at Goldman Sachs where he was partner-in-charge of the Fixed Income Division in Tokyo and co-branch manager of Goldman Sachs (Japan) Corp (Toyko office). He also served as partner in charge of Municipal Underwriting, Trading and Sales for the Municipal Bond Department. He was a member of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board in Washington and a member of the Board of Governors of the Municipal Bond Club of New York. He served as Chairman of the Syndicate and Trading Committee of the Public Securities Association.
Mike spent 39 months in the US Army, which included 10 months service in Vietnam. He was an intelligence specialist with airborne, ranger, and special forces training and a graduate of Officers Candidate School. He was discharged from the US Army in 1968 as a First Lieutenant. He was awarded The Air Medal for meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight and the Bronze Star medal for heroism in ground combat. Prior to military service Mike lived briefly in Afghanistan and lived and worked in West Africa.
In 1998 Mike joined the board of the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, a non-profit that promotes understanding and cooperation among nations and peoples of Asia and the United States. In 2001 he was named president of the Foundation. In addition to the Mansfield Foundation he engaged in a variety of other philanthropic activities.
He enjoyed playing golf, watching sports, reading and spending time with his family and friends. He had many friendships and close relationships across the world, from Montana to New York to Tokyo. He will be remembered for his generosity, kindness and for always being willing to help others. For all his achievements and success, he saw his greatest accomplishments as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.
He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Charlotte G. Delaney and their daughter, Tara Gilbride, her husband Jason and their son Michael and daughter Logan, his sister Susan Cline, brother Jerry Delaney and several beloved nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters Sheila, Sharon and Marianne.
A public memorial is not scheduled at this time, please feel free to share thoughts and memories with family and friends via LeoPGallagherGreenwich.com. And in lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial donation to Save the Children, Julia Coye Delaney Endowment.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Michael C. Delaney
July 7, 2020
Mike and I along with several others / Pete Brennan in particular joined Bankers Trust at the same time in 1968 .
We became instant friends and spent many a week end with our families , playing golf , and having many laughs .
Mike was an intelligent, introspective bond man who rose to great heights in the Municipal Bond fraternity .
RIP ol pal
June 29, 2020
Please accept my sincere condolences on Mike's passing.
There is not a day that I drive by the house on the corner of Intervale and Shore Road without thinking of those special Ehrlich Bober days so long ago.
I am sure that you and your family have many wonderful memories to comfort you now and going forward.
June 26, 2020
Such a positive and humble person. His quiet smile and caring nature will be a wonderful memory for all of those who knew him.
June 26, 2020
My earliest memory of Michael was from a trip I took when I was 3. After my brother Brian was born, I went to spend a couple weeks with my grandparents. Marianne took me on a plane to NewYork. Michael met us at the airport and took me to DC on the train. I talked for years about that trip. Miss you Michael.
June 25, 2020
I will forever remember Michael and his deep raspy voice as the Candyman. Even thru the eyes of a child it was always clear to me what a wonderful person and true family man he was.
I’m sure he and my Dad are already playing golf and getting into trouble together in heaven.
Xoxo much love
Kristin (Holligan) Sartorius
June 24, 2020
My heartfelt condolences to Mike's family. What a wonderful, caring and engaging man he was. I had the privilege to work for Mike in Goldman's Municipal Bond Department from 1985 until Mike's transfer to Tokyo. Will always remember Mike's willingness to help in any way he could. He truly respected and cared for everyone in the Department. And as an aside, a loyal Mets' fan you could always have fun discussing last night's game with! A life truly lived well. May God bless him and may he rest in peace.
June 23, 2020
The leader of the muni band. Our most esteemed graduate. Mike proved that you could be Uber successful while being a gentleman as well, lost art nowadays. He played fair, and didn’t “kick the ball in the rough.” At least in a business sense.....
He helped countless people along the way, myself included. The people that worked for him also thought so highly of his management style .
He was the leader. We had a small business, we all knew each other. Mike would organize events, usually golf with his pal jim Bauman and they would be just so much fun,so many laughs. If you had a business beef, don’t bring it there, or Mike would ask you to cease and desist.
Every group, professional or social has a leader, an organizer. We were lucky because he was an inclusive leader. More the merrier. Well, in our business he was the straw that stirred the drink,
Alas, that straw is now in the wind. Things will be different for so many of us. We’ll go on, but a big hole will remain partially filled by spirit and memories, but a tremendous void none the less.
So, time will work it’s magic for the family. Mike will get to rejoin Bill Holligan, they don’t know what there in for up there,
Peter D. Peck
June 22, 2020
Mike was bright, fun, and had a good sense of humor. Always a gentleman
June 18, 2020
Dear Charlotte and family
Michael was such a wonderful person and we were so sorry to hear of his passing
We hope all your special happy memories of him will bring you just a little bit of comfort at this sad time
You are in our thoughts and prayers
Ed and Elaine Welsh