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“Rest in peace, Uncle John... your wonderful sense of humor will be missed. Love, Bobby & Chris ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: Bob & Christine Onges - MA

“John, sending my condolences. John sullivan ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: John Sullivan - Friend

“You and your family are in our prayers. John was a wonderful man and will be missed by so many. We are here for you. A donation has been made by the...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Mike and Ruth - the Villages, FL

“We are so sorry to hear of John's passing. He was exceptional and will be missed. ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Chris and Mindy Danko - FL

“Dear Mrs. Devlin and John, I am very sorry to hear that your husband/dad passed away. The picture is just the way I remember him. I will never...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Cheri LeFort Gillespie - CT

“Dear Bev and John Jr, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. John was a great friend from Easton CC, the Villages, and Myrtle Beach. He was...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Anne and Jack Plante - Raynham, MA

“Dear Bev and John Jr. We will miss John greatly from Easton CC to the Villages and our wonderful trip to Alaska. He was always the 'social director...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Anne and Jack Plante - Raynham, MA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Patti Jo & Charlue Doherty - MA

9 of 14 | Posted by: Michael Cala - THE VILLAGES, FL

“Beverly and John, Jr.- I enjoyed working with John at ECC and playing golf with him in the group. He was a lot of fun to be around and an upbeat guy....Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Peter Dost - Black Mountain, NC

“Beverly So sorry that John is gone I will always remember him. John was a good friend and he will be missed so very much. ...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Ben Tedesco - Holden, MA - Friend

“Aunt Bev & John-Michael - We are so sorry for your loss. Uncle John was such a great guy! You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love - Shamus,...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Shamus and Michelle Kenney & family

“John You were the most wonderful brother anyone could ever have had. We love you. Louise & Dave ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Dave Kenney - Dedham, MA

“Bev, I wish we could be there with you. We will miss John so very, very much. Please know that we're here for you. With love, Art & Kathy ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Art and Kathy Hall - The Villages, FL

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THE VILLAGES--- John W. Devlin passed away January 16, 2013 at the age of 78 in the Villages, Florida after his dauntless battle with cancer.

John grew up in Boston, Mass. and loved the city as much as he loved life. With great dignity, John served in the US Coast Guard, and executed many search and rescues. John worked 30+ years for the Brockway Smith Company as a sales manager, a job that he truly enjoyed. John spent an amazing 54 years with his loving wife, Beverly (Chisholm) Devlin. Together, the two of them took on the world with such optimism that it was contagious.  

John's favorite pastime was golf and he showed tremendous love for the game and his buddies at the Easton Country Club. He passed down this love for golf to his only surviving son, John Michael Devlin of Easton. The two of them shared many competitive matches together over the years. John proved to be the biggest fan of his two granddaughters, Brittany Devlin of Middleboro and Danielle Devlin of Taunton. He encouraged them throughout all of their soccer games as well as throughout life's endeavors. John was a man who enjoyed the simple things in life, demonstrating his compassion and happy-go-lucky attitude. He lived an incredibly fulfilling life and was fortunate enough to be able to experience traveling the world.

John is predeceased by a son, Christopher Matthew Devlin, and is also  survived by his three sisters, Louise Kenny of Dedham, Jean Ann Lanzillo of Cape Cod, and Grace Connel of Boston.  

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton,
on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in the Holy Cross Church, Easton, at 10:00 a.m. Interment with military honors will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Easton. Visiting hours on Tuesday 4-7 p.m. Donations in John's memory may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 5 Manley Street, West Bridgewater, MA. 02379. For directions or condolences visit