Paul G. Delery

Paul G. Delery at age 54 of East Boston, MA and formerly of Middletown, NJ, entered eternal rest on Aug. 20, 2013. Born in Winchester, MA, Paul worked in the hotel industry for 30 years and was most recently co-owner of Bob’s Famous Fried Clams in Salem, MA. He is preceded in death by his mother, Jacqueline A. Delery, his father, John F. Delery Sr., his mother-in-law, Maxine Levy, and his sister-in-law Lisa Langsam. He is survived by his beloved husband, William Levy, three brothers, Thomas Delery and his wife, Cindy, of Woodbridge, Va. and their children Scott and Andrew, John Delery Jr. and his wife, Judy, of Ridgefield, NJ, Peter Delery of Philadelphia, PA and a sister, Veronica Delery, and her daughter, Natalia, of Kew Gardens, NY. He is also survived by his father-in-law, Alvin R. Levy, of Danvers, MA, brother-in-law Alan Levy, his wife, Janet, and their children Alex and Lauren, his brother-in-law Joel Langsam and his daughters Emily and Amy Langsam. Also his cherished canines Mabel and Reggie. An avid theater lover, Paul performed in and helped stage numerous community productions. In addition to countless random kindnesses, his public philanthropic interests included the Northeast ARC. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 3, 2013 at the Wyndham Boston Andover, 123 Old River Road, Andover, MA. Please confirm your attendance to In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to Northeast ARC, which helps people with disabilities become full participants in the community (, or Broadway Cares


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  1. MaryBeth Auleta on August 27, 2013 at 11:25 am

    My dearest and deepest condolences on your loss. I have known Peter since 2nd grade and remember Paul very well for all he did in the theater in our schools and community. My heart and prayers are with all of you at this time.

  2. Richard Sibello on August 27, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    My heartfelt condolences on your loss. Paul and I did some theater together and I will always remember his infectious smile, his sense of humor and his warmth and friendliness to new folks who came his way. He will always be one of the many wonderful memories of my years in the theater……

    – Richard Sibello “She Loves Me”

  3. Brad Sarboukh on August 27, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about this loss. Paul was a wonderful man and a very hard worker. Working with him was a great experience that I will never forget, we couldn’t have done it without him. He will be greatly missed 🙁

  4. Colleen Fritzen on August 27, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    I am saddened by the news of Paul’s passing. I was only involved in one show with him, but I will always remember his warm and welcoming smile and loving personality. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
    “She Loves Me”

  5. Diane Grady on August 27, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    although it has been years since Ive seen or heard from Paul He always had a spot in my heart. He could make anyone smile. I still say at a diner, I’ll have an eng muff two jells one but. Which is what he would order after a long night of dancing. I send my deepest condolences to all of his Family

  6. Janet Swaim on August 27, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Paul was a kind and compassionate person. I worked backstage with him once and sensing I was nervous about it–he took the time to show me the ropes. I was impressed with his spirit and how professional he was. Although I hadn’t seen him in years, he came to my mind a few weeks ago and I wondered how he was doing… May the Lord send angels to minister to his family & those of us he has left behind. We love you, Paul. Thank you for your kind spirit.

  7. Dotti Friis on August 27, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    I am so very sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. I worked on a number of shows with Paul as our stage manager. He always had a smile for me and I loved him and working with him. He will be sadly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

    “Two On the Aisle, Three in a Van”, “My Fair Lady” and “Urinetown”.

  8. Amanda Newell on August 27, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Paul was a special man and I had the joy of working with him in “She Loves Me”. He was always ready with a smile and a hug, a warm greeting and kind word. My deepest and heartfelt condolences to all of his loved ones during this difficult time.

  9. Letitia Townes on August 28, 2013 at 12:49 am

    I was so sorry to hear of Pauls passing. He was such a sweet and loving person. And I honestly don’t ever recall seeing him without a smile on his face. I will keep his family in my thoughts and prayers.

    “Two On the Aisle, Three in a Van”

  10. David and Stephanie Neal on August 28, 2013 at 12:53 am

    Paul made a difference on this Earth while he was with us. And we were both privileged to know him. We will never forget his dedication and good spirit, we will cherish the memories, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Rest in eternal peace, Paul.

  11. Frank and Sue Takacs on August 28, 2013 at 1:06 am

    We are very saddened by the loss of such a kind friend and theatre colleague. We will always remember his great smile and gentle manner. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

    Frank–She Loves Me
    Sue–She Loves Me, Two on the Aisle, Three in a Van, My Fair Lady, Urinetown

  12. Bob Dumpert on August 28, 2013 at 1:58 am

    First off, I want to extend my deep condolences to Bill and the Delery family. I am sure all of us here in Central Jersey theater who have worked with Paul are saddened by this loss. His on-stage performances were hysterical and his work backstage was nothing short of miraculous – a paragon of organization and efficiency. I had the privilege to work with Paul on four productions: “She Loves Me”, “My Fair Lady”, “Urinetown”, and “Rounding Third”. Then there was that 10 hour road trip with Paul and Bill out to Northern Kentucky to see a production of our friend Mary Lynn’s play. It was like a 10 hour road trip with a grown-up Bert and Ernie – a trip I’ll never forget. The only thing missing was the rubber ducky.

  13. Patty Wall on August 28, 2013 at 2:25 am

    Every time Paul approached me, I broke out into a huge grin because I knew that he was going to do whatever he could to make me laugh. He will be sorely missed. I will keep Bill and the family in my prayers for strength during this time.

  14. Phil McCabe on August 31, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    My condolences to Bill and Paul’s family. Paul and I worked together for several years in the 80’s at the Channel Club in Monmouth Beach NJ after he left Manhattan.when his mother moved to boston, he and Peter both stayed with me that summer before they moved there. We were not only a team at work but good friends with a mutual love of theater, dancing and music. I recall we went to go see Billy Idol at the Beacon, and had front row seats, Paul screamed with excitement during the show. He always let you know when he was having a good time, and he always wanted his friends to have a good time also. I visited him when he was in Malden,and of course he got tickets for the show, March of the Falsettos. Paul of course knew every lyric. You could also count on Paul to burst into a song. I recall nights at the Duplex or Five Oaks which he loved to go and hear Marie Blake and his signature song ” Ya either got it, or ya ain’t. And, boys, I got it!
    Ya like it? Well, I got it! Some people got it and make it pay. Some people can’t even give it away. This people’s got it and this people’s spreadin’ it around! You either
    have it or you’ve had it!”
    RIP my friend, thanks for the memories I will cherish them always.

  15. Suzanne Elliott on August 31, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Am so sorry to hear this and express my deepest sympathy at the loss of this wonderful man. I met and worked with Paul in the 80’s at a private yacht club restaurant and have never forgotten his compassion, sense of humor and genuine love of life. He will be missed by many.

  16. Cindy Brittain on September 2, 2013 at 2:12 am

    Paul was always the life of the Delery Family Reunions! We will miss his humor, his kindness, his warmth and his SMILE! Sending lots and LOTS of LOVE to you all!!! So wish we could be there! Love, Cousins Cindy and Susan Brittain

  17. James Herrera on September 4, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    I was able to attend the very lovely memorial for my old friend, Paul. It was obvious that everyone enjoyed his brilliant, scathing sense of humor and, for lack of a better word, zaniness. However, what truly impressed me was how many talked about his leadership, his ability to recognize talent in others, and his mentorship. Paul was one of a kind and I will miss him very much.

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