Thursday, August 13, 1936
WORLD WAR VET IS FOUND DEAD
Henry E. DeLorey, 40, World war veteran and Legionnaire with a colorful overseas record, was found dead in bed at his home, 15 Kensington place, Wednesday afternoon, victim of a heart ailment developing during wartime service. Unfortunately, Mr. DeLorey was alone when the end came, his wife and youthful son being in Haverhill for a week's visit with relatives.
He had been in seemingly good spirits and appeared to be feeling better than usual when the family decided on the visit to Haverhill for a few days, Mrs. DeLorey and her son returned home Wednesday evening to receive the sad news.
According to Medical Examiner Budreski, who viewed the body, DeLorey had been dead for more than 24 hours when discovered.
An egg dealer, who called at the home Kensington place each week, went there Wednesday afternoon and found a Tuesday's Enterprise lying in the back hallway. The kitchen door was open and he walked in when no response came to his knocks. He placed the eggs and the paper on a table and then glanced into a bedroom off the kitchen. He noticed Mr. DeLorey in bed.
He went immediately to the home of Charles T. Smith, 3 Winona street, Mr. DeLorey's brother-in-law, and advised Mr. Smith of circumstances at the DeLorey home. Together they returned to the Kensington place home and made the tragic discovery.
Mr. DeLorey was with the 71st Heavy Artillery division which saw considerable service while overseas.
Besides his wife and son, David, he leaves his father, Michael F. DeLorey; a brother, Russell DeLorey, and two sisters, Mrs. Sadie Joseph and Miss Emily L. DeLorey, all of this city.
Funeral services will be held at the funeral home, 9 Chester avenue, Friday at 8:15 A. M., followed by high mass of requiem at St. Patrick's church at 9. Interment will be in Calvary cemetery.
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