Miriam Elaine Grinnan Shay Delaney


Miriam Elaine Grinnan Shay Delaney, 94, of Clarksburg, passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2020 with her loving family by her side at her home.

She was born July 7, 1926 in Grafton, daughter of the late William Henry and Elizabeth Hession Grinnan.     

Miriam was a graduate of St. Augustine High School in Grafton, WV. She worked in the business field as a secretary and receptionist for many years and became and worked as a Realtor agent for several Real Estate agencies in the Clarksburg area, before moving to Florida where she retired. She then returned to live in Clarksburg where she made her home living close to her loving family. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and St. Augustine Catholic Church in Grafton.  She was a faithful servant of the Lord, and an avid prayer warrior.  She enjoyed sewing and making crafts for the family. She loved cards, puzzles and games. She was also a member of the Moose Lodge. 

Miriam is survived by five children, Blake Shay and Norma, Grafton, Timmy Shay and Margaret, Grafton, Suzanne Cross and Kenny, Homosassa, FL, Julie Mascia and Keith, Clarksburg, Angela Oliverio and Mario, Clarksburg; fifteen grandchildren, Paul Marion Muscari Jr, Michael Shay, Bob Shay, Amy Shay, Luke Shay, Kenleigh Cross Main, Paul Cross, Anna Beth Newlon, Sarah O’Donnell Freeman, Matthew Oliverio, Andrea Oliverio, Lori Beth Shay Dunham, Jonathan Shay, Lizzie Winkler and Greg Mascia and all their spouses she adored; twenty three great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren; two brothers, Eddie Grinnan and Helen, Grafton, Charles “Jody” Grinnan and Bobbie, Elkins; sister, Martha Cole Shanabarger, Grafton; sister-in-law, Mary Grinnan, Dunbar; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In additional to her parents, Miriam was preceded in death by her first husband, Wallace B Shay; second husband, Harry Delaney; one daughter, Kathryn “Kathy” Muscari; one son, Thomas “Tommy” Shay; three brothers, William “Bill” Grinnan, John Paul Grinnan, and Robert David Grinnan.

Family will receive friends at Davis Funeral Home, 124 Olen Thomas Dr., Clarksburg, on Sunday October 18, 2020 from 1:00-7:00 p.m., with a Prayer Service at 6:30 p.m. A Funeral Liturgy will be held at Immaculate Conception Church on Monday, October 19, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., with Father Casey Mahone as celebrant.

Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Grafton.

Davis Funeral Home is honored to assist the Shay/Delaney family.

Online condolences may be sent to DavisFuneralHomeWV.com

 

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