Jose Delgado, M.D., (D.L.) FAPA of Marion, MA passed away on April 14th, 2019 after a brief illness at the age of 95.
Born in New Bedford, son of the late Antonio DaRosa Delgado and Isabella Barros (Fernandes) Delgado, he was raised in Raynham, Mass.
His undergraduate degree was obtained at Brown University.
During WWII he enlisted into the Army under the aegis of the Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP) and continued his medical studies at Temple University and Howard University.
He interned at Missouri City Hospital, followed by his Residency in Neurology at the VA Hospital, Bronx, N.Y. Subsequent Residency in Neurology and Psychiatry was at the VA Hospital, East Orange, N.J. and Chief Resident at Greystone Park, New Jersey.
He returned to Massachusetts in the early 60’s as psychiatrist at Mass. Mental Health Center and Director of the Ambulatory Community Psychiatric Program at the VA Boston, until opening a private psychiatric practice in N. Easton, MA (25 years). He was an active staff member at Brockton Hospital from 1962-1980.
Dr. Delgado was an active member of the Massachusetts Medical Society for 50+ years. He was the Psychiatric Consultant for the Brockton School System and the Psychiatric Consultant for Mass Rehab. Commission for many years.
He was an active member of the APA, where he received the status of distinguished fellow, Mass. Psychiatric Society, Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, member of the Pilgrim Foundation and SEMPRO. Member of American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP), American Society of Adolescent Psychiatry (ASAP), Association of Community Psychiatrists (AACP)
Dr. Delgado was the proudest of his development of The Professional Counseling Center, Inc. located in New Bedford, MA. It was a multidisciplinary mental health center fully licensed and accredited by the Commonwealth of Mass., with a committed interest on issues relevant to the Geriatric population and the ability to bring mental health services to an underserved population of Portuguese, Hispanic and Cape Verdean cultures in Southeastern Mass.
Jose “Jay” leaves his cherished wife, Sandra (Cohen) and much loved children, a daughter, Claudia Delgado, a son, Divan and his wife Stephanie; 2 brothers, Arthur Delgado and Ernest Delgado, both of California; and two granddaughters.
He was the brother of the late David Delgado, Virginia Pina, Antonio Delgado, Frank Delgado, Isaura Delgado and Lillian Delgado.
His Celebration Of Life will be held on Saturday, May 18th, 2019 at 10 AM in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. starting with military honors. Friends and relatives are welcome.
Dr. Delgado requested that this would be a celebration of his life and the education, teaching and friendships that he shared and that were so very important to him. It will be a service to remember the gifts that he shared with us and that will forever be with us. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.