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Mary Ann Delaino’s name will carry on

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Mary Ann Delaino, 94, beloved citizen of Cedar Key, passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012.

Having touched the lives of many, she was born in Madison, on Nov. 11, 1917. She graduated from Florida State College for Women in 1937. She later received her Master’s Degree in Library Science from the University of Florida.

She taught one year in Lee before moving to Cedar Key in 1938, where she taught English for 30 years and then worked in the Cedar Key School Library and libraries in several other schools in Levy County. In 1988 the Cedar Key School Library was named in her honor.

She married Bill Delaino, a commercial fisherman in 1939. She was very active in the Cedar Key United Methodist Church as pianist, Sunday School Teacher and a member of the United Methodist Women’s Society. She was a founding member of the Cedar Key Woman’s Club, Historical Society and the Garden Club. Mary Ann loved traveling, cooking and visiting with friends and family in her home.

She is survived by her two sons,  Bill (Peggy) Delaino Jr. and Tom (Frances Carroll) Delaino; her brother Tom (Shirley) Owens; six grandchildren, Gina (Randy) Stamp, Tommy (Lacy) Delaino, Russell (Bonnie) Delaino, Bill Delaino, E.J. Delaino, Lee Ann (Lisa) Delaino-Burke; seven great grandchildren, Stefany, Russ, Cole, Will, Grant, T.J. and Lane and an extended family of in-laws and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Delaino Sr.; her mother, Lyde Moore Owens; father, L. E. Moore; sisters, Hazel Moore Walden and Frances Owens Scruggs; and brothers Eliot Moore and Jim Owens.

Services were be held Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the United Methodist Church in Cedar Key, followed by interment at the Cedar Key Cemetery. A reception followed the service at the Cedar Key Community Center.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cedar Key Methodist Church, PO Box 338 Cedar Key, Florida 32625.

Online condolences can be made at www.hiers-baxley.com