Jose Delgado, 95

Apr 28, 2019

Jose Delgado, M.D., (D.L.) FAPA of Marion, passed away on April 14 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. His undergraduate degree was obtained at Brown University. 

During World War II 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. His subsequent residency in neurology and psychiatry was at the VA Hospital, East Orange, New Jersey. He was the chief resident at Greystone Park, New Jersey.
He returned to Massachusetts in the early 60s as a psychiatrist at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center and was the Director of the Ambulatory Community Psychiatric Program at the VA Boston, until opening a private psychiatric practice in North Easton for 25 years. He was an active staff member at Brockton Hospital from 1962 to 1980. 

Dr. Delgado was an active member of the Massachusetts Medical Society for more than 50 years. He was the Psychiatric Consultant for the Brockton School System and the Psychiatric Consultant for Mass Rehabilitation Commission for many years. 

He was an active member of the American Psychological Association, where he received the status of distinguished fellow, the Massachusetts  Psychiatric Society, a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and a member of the Pilgrim Foundation and SEMPRO. He was also a Member of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, the American Society of Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Association of Community Psychiatrists.

Dr. Delgado was the proudest of developing The Professional Counseling Center, Inc., located in New Bedford. It was a multidisciplinary mental health center, fully licensed and accredited by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, with a committed interest in 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; two 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 18 at 10 a.m. in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., 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. For directions and guestbook, please visit