Delaney Estate Sale to Benefit Chester Historical Society

The Chester Historical Society is honored to present the Barbara and Edmund Delaney Estate Sale on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Parish Center, 48 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 154), Chester.  

The Delaneys were both instrumental in the founding of the Society 48 years ago. Both served as Society presidents over the years, wrote and/or edited Chester publications, and helped form the Collomore Concert Series. Both made such a difference in Chester that in 1990 they were honored for “contributions that have enriched our lives and our town immeasurably.”  After Edmund’s untimely death in December 2000, Barbara helped organize the purchase of the 1860 Griswold Mill building that became the Chester Museum at The Mill. She died this past March. 

Barbara and Edmund’s dearly loved longtime home in Chester – an 1806 colonial on Gorham Road – will be going on the market this fall and the Historical Society has been given the privilege of selling all the items from the house and barn that are not being kept by Delaney family members. There are antiques and other furniture, oriental rugs, paintings and prints, mirrors, bric-a-brac, lamps and much more.  All sales will benefit the Chester Historical Society, and everything must go! These are well-loved and -used furnishings and artworks (Barbara was managing editor of Antiques magazine until she moved to Chester, and Edmund was a descendant of Thomas Kelly, engraver).

Here are photos of some of the items you will find at the Estate Sale, but this is only a small sampling..