Gendolyn J. Devine

March 10, 1927February 18, 2021

Gwendolyn J. Devine of Matthews, NC, died peacefully on February 18, 2021 at Matthews Glen (Plantation Estates) Matthews, NC.

She was born on March 10, 1927 in Linden, NJ, the daughter of Charles and Emma Mullmann and sister of the late Theodora Dunham of Tinton Falls, NJ. Gwen graduated as an RN from Middlesex Hospital School of Nursing, currently known as Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine.

She was married to Robert E. Drake, who preceded her in death in 1984. They owned a Hardware Store on Main Street in Metuchen, NJ for 36 years. They had four children: Jill Demcsak, Robert E. Drake Jr. (deceased), Dawn Drake and Karl Drake; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Gwen was the wife of the late Frank Devine; step-mother to four children: Ellen Goodall (deceased), Kevin Devine, Keith Devine and Marrianne Nutt; and seven grandchildren.

A visitation will be held at McEwen @ Myers Park, 500 Providence Rd., Charlotte, on Monday, February 22nd at 2:00 pm with a service following in the chapel at 3:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Levine’s Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, Children’s Miracle Network.


  • Visitation

    Monday, February 22, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, February 22, 2021


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Lauren Burns

February 21, 2021

So many wonderful memories through the years.  Lots of fun in PA and Fort Myers especially golfing with Gwen.  Visiting her at the Plantation was always a treat when visiting Charlotte. We will miss her.

Love, Terry and Lauren

Bob Mullmann

February 21, 2021

My Mom and our entire Mullmann family are very sorry for your loss. We have always enjoyed your Mom's visits over the years. She is in a great place now ! I hope you and Marlene are doing well during this difficult time . God Bless you.

Bob and Jan Mullmann, and Family.