Anita L. Delano, 66

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SCARBOROUGH — Anita L. Delano, 66, died Saturday, Oct. 30 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House.

Born in Bath on May 22, 1944, she was a daughter of Byron S. and Shirley (Reay) Safford.

On Jan. 18, 1964, she married Douglas A. Delano at the First Congregational Church in South Portland.

Over the years she worked at Fairchild Semiconductor, Nacki Bearing, and as a photo finisher at Konica Photo Labs for 25 years.

She loved to knit afghans and would make them for her home, family and friends.

Walking along Pine Point Beach collecting special stones and shells, or just watching the ocean, brought her great joy.

She was predeceased by a son, David A. Delano, and brothers-in-law, Dennis Delano, Francis “Tim” Delano and LeRoy Delano.

Survivors are her husband of 46 years, Douglas A. Delano of Scarborough; three children, Teresa M. Manchester of Sebago, Lori A. Delano of Saco and Daniel D. Delano of Port Orchard, Wash.; aunt and uncle, Barbara and Charlie Jennes of Athens; brothers, Steven Blake of Provo, Utah, and Dennis Blake of Alabama, and a sister, Debbie Hanson of California; four grandchildren, Krystal L. Delano, Tiffanie L. Delano, Cory S. Manchester and Zander A. Delano; in-laws, Jon and Jacquie Delano of Portland, Raymond Delano of Waterville, Joseph Delano of Kansas, Robert Delano of Brownfield, Lawrence “Skip” Delano of Florida.

The family would like to thank the staff at Maine Center for Cancer Medicine and Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, as well as a special thanks to Dr. Tracey Weisberg, Dixie Knoll and Dawn Whitten for the care and love they gave her.

Memorial services were held earlier this week.

Arrangements are by Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland.

Memorial donations may be made to the Maine Center Cancer Medicine, 100 Campus Dr., Suite 108, Scarborough, ME 04074 or to Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 U.S. Route One, Scarborough, ME 04074.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

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