Shaun E. DeLaney

March 12, 1961September 3, 2019
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Shaun E. Delaney, 58, beloved husband of Marie (Catenzaro) Delaney, of Unionville, passed away unexpectedly on September 3rd, 2019. Shaun was born in Urbana, Ohio and is son to Carol Marie (Leddy) Aparo and the late Ronald Edward Delaney who is survived by his wife Linda Delaney. He grew up in New Britain CT, then served in the United States Navy on the U.S.S Belknap CG 26 from 1978-1983. After meeting his wife, they settled in Unionville, CT to raise their family. He worked many years in construction as a project manager and enjoyed the work he did. Shaun will be remembered for all his volunteer work at Winding Trails. He was especially proud of the work he and others accomplished on the Winding Trails building committee. Shaun was passionate about the things he loved to do and the people he loved, especially his music and playing the drums. Shaun played with various bands at many local venues. Shaun was an avid supporter of veterans associations, the local Cub Scouts and Farmington Youth Baseball. Shaun will live on through the memories of his larger than life personality, wicked sense of humor, his devotion to his family and his profound love for music.

In addition to his loving wife, Marie, of 32 years, he will be dearly missed by his two children; Sean P. Delaney and Mollianne R. Delaney. Shaun also lives on through his sisters, Erin (Delaney) and her husband Malcolm Ridley, Colleen (Delaney) and her husband Mark Forehand. A brother, Patrick Delaney and his significant other Melissa Teolis and his longtime best friend and “brother” Greg Goulart. He will be missed by his “East Coast family” the Catenzaro’s; his mother-in-law, Rose Catenzaro, John and Judy Catenzaro, Diane Catenzaro, James and Margaret Catenzaro, William Catenzaro and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Please join the family on Friday, September 20th, 2019, in Celebrating Shaun’s Life from 5-8pm at New Britain Memorial & Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Ave., New Britain, followed by a Prayer Service, which will include sharing special memories. Burial services will be private.


  • Ronald Edward DeLaney, Father (deceased)
  • Carol Marie (Leddy) Aparo, Mother
  • Marie (Catenzaro) DeLaney, Wife
  • Sean P. DeLaney, Son
  • Mollianne R. DeLaney, Daughter
  • Patrick DeLaney, Brother
  • Erin and Malcolm Ridley, Sister
  • Colleen and Mark Forehand, Sister
  • He is also survived by his longtime best friend and “brother” Greg Goulart, his mother-in-law, Rose Catenzaro, John and Judy Catenzaro, Diane Catenzaro, James and Margaret Catenzaro, William Catenzaro and many nieces, nephews and cousins.


20 September

A Life Well Celebrated

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

New Britain Memorial & Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home

444 Farmington Ave
New Britain, Connecticut 06053


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Bonny Sheaffer

September 19, 2019

It was great working with you for all those years. You will be truly missed.

Marie Gormley (Griffin)

September 15, 2019

I am so saddened for the Delaney family, Mom Carol, Erin,Patrick and Colleen (Kelly). My sincere condolences. What a wonderful family you are and I was so privileged to have had so many great memories growing up being neighbors.
Peace and prayers to his Wife Marie and children Sean and Molliann.

May Shaun rest peacefully in the arms of Our Lord.

Barbara Goulart

September 9, 2019

The first time I met you was at the VA hospital. That was 30 years ago. From that day I became your friend and part of your family. Over the years I watched your wonderful family grow. You have an amazing wife and children who will truly miss you as well as I will miss you. I was blessed to have known you.
Marie, Mollianne and Sean
I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. With the love of your family and friends hopefully we can help you through these difficult times.
Love you all,

Conner Goulart

September 8, 2019

My earliest memory of Shaun or as we referred to him as Big Shaun was my family visiting the DeLaney’s house. I was super shy at the time, so meeting new people outside my closely knit group was a huge step. I hungout with the kids Molly and Shaun and saw how both my dad and Big Shaun talked to each other. It was as if they were lost long brothers reconnecting again.

They would talk about previous memories and stories of good times and how their lives had changed. It felt so welcoming that you had to be at least present in their conversations just to feel the happiness they oozed out.

My biggest regret was not jamming with you guys before. My dad would show me a video of Josh on the guitar, Colleen/Molly on the mics and Shaun on the drums. It was so cool to see people together whether they are blood or not having the time of their lives and doing something they loved. That’s how Shaun lived, doing what he loved.

You can’t pick and choose family but if we could we pick Big Shaun and the DeLaneys ten out of ten times.

It hurts to write this memory and I hope you keep rocking it out up there.

Colleen Goulart

September 8, 2019

I remember going to Shaun’s house with my dad and my two brothers, Josh and Conner when I was little. I was really nervous because I knew he was going to make me sing in his studio at his house. Once I got there he welcomed me with open arms and brought me to his studio. He was playing the drums while his daughter Molli started singing. They played so well together and he encouraged me to sing. I was so nervous but I looked up to the both of them, so I started to sing. Molli and I sang “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele. Everyone was clapping and singing along. It was so fun to be brought out of my comfort zone to finally sing in front of people. Molli and Shaun made me feel like the rockstar that they both are. Thank you for this amazing memory and helping me discover something that I love to do. We will miss you.

Carol Olis

September 8, 2019

Marie and family..... words will not take away your pain, but hopefully you can find comfort in knowing you are not alone. God has blessed you with Sean as he leaves his legend and will live on in all of your hearts. So sorry at this time of your loss. My condolences to all of Olis

Sharon Babin

September 8, 2019

Marie. And family. So sorry for the oss of your husband. Deepest sympathy. Sharon Rudnansky babin

Greg Goulart

September 8, 2019

My dear brother Shaun,
You will be missed in every minute going forward. You are such a big part of my life. We would walk & then later ride our bicycles to school, we would hang out around Walnut Hill Park with our brothers whom have gone before us. You would "practice " your drums with me accompanying you on trumpet (how did your mom stand it). You would let me practice my Judo on you..... We did everything together.
Later in life we served in the Navy together. Some proud moments in our lives.
And then came Lovely St. Where we worked on "that" home together & where you started your beautiful family, Sean & Molli. What a fantastic adventure, so wonderful......

Lets not forget the drums & band practices. Starting in the early 80's to just a few years ago you were rocking it out. One of the things you enjoyed the most, & second was riding the motorcycle.

We Have done so much together in the 50 years we have known each other. You are my brother, friend, shipmate, confidant, best man & living legend.
You will be missed forever. All my love......................................