Marianne S. Devine
March 13, 1933 – May 26, 2020
On May 26, 2020, Marianne S. Devine completed her life's journey, and left to be in heaven with her beloved husband of 46 years, Roger L. Devine.
Marianne is survived by her four children, Joe, Donna, Brian and Kathy; five grandchildren, Stephanie, Athena, Christopher, Holly and Shannon, and 10 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in her journey by her eldest granddaughter, Erin.
Marianne was born in Mount Vernon, New York, and was the daughter of Hugh and Mary Shannon. She graduated from Pelham High School at the age of 17, and later married Roger, the love of her life.
Marianne was a military wife, and the backbone of the Devine family, with whom she was deeply devoted. She was always someone that could be depended on in any circumstance.
In addition to the love and care that she gave to her family, Marianne enjoyed reading, and in her younger days, bowling. Marianne also loved to play cards, as she was an accomplished Bridge player.
She will be truly missed by everyone who was a part of her life.
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Marianne S. Devine
July 7, 2020
Hiya momma.. tried calling you again tonight but this time it's going up to heaven. Dumb me, its cuz I so miss you. I tried picking up my phone to call you and realized I can't. You were always there for me. You were always there for all of us. All your kids, their kids and your grand kids. Always there...but you're gone. You're Not there now. Wait yes. you are! You are here in my heart, our hearts, here in my soul, our Souls, here in my thoughts, every ones thoughts! every day EVERY DAMN DAY. You are here in everything I do, think, breathe... I am so grateful for having you as my mom. You were the best ever. Taught me so much. Please keep doing so. I know you're up there looking down on us so we all will try to make you proud. I also know how much you know how much we love you! Miss You! Can't wait to see you again. Love y ma.. Give kisses to daddy (and tell him I loved the sweets he snuck me)
June 24, 2020
My oldest daughter and Grandma shared the same birthday. This picture was taken on her 80th birthday and Brookelyn’s 1st. March 13th will always be a very special day for me. It was the day I became a Mom and the day my family celebrated a beautiful selfless woman.
Grandma aka Grammie, you were a shining light for me. I knew that I could come to you about anything and you would listen. You never judged me or made me feel unloved. When I was in a tough situation, you helped me out. No questions asked. You showed me what unconditional love is all about. I will forever be grateful to you and will cherish all the times I had with you. I will always remember the weekends with you and Grandpa when I was a little girl or coming over on Friday nights bc Ms. Barbara was there with her Avon. I love you Grandma and will miss you all the rest of my days. Until we meet again. Give Grandpa and Erin a hug and kiss for me. Always, Holly aka Hollybird.
June 23, 2020
Ma. You were like a mother to me for close to 30 years. I was very saddened to hear of your passing however, I took great comfort in knowing that the drama and your suffering on Earth is over and Eternal Paradise with Jesus is your home now. Tell Roger Hello for me! My own mother’s favorite passage was the 23rd Psalm so I will leave it with you as well:
1The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Ma, May God bless us all that are left behind. We look forward to seeing you again in Heaven. Thank you for all that you did for me over the years, I wish you peace always and forever...
In Jesus name Amen.
June 18, 2020
Heres another thing I remember. Our mom met Our dad when she was 13-14 years old. She was the daughter of the chief police and had been offered a modeling career. She declined. She then met Dad. He later had a radio show (which we still have the records of) and Dad was also asked to audition for Morey Amsterdam from the Dick Van Dyke Show. He also coulda become famous. He chose to send in a tape vs going in person. Dad wanted to be with MOM. Mamma also forgo the offer to be a model. Our dad had an AMAZING voice. He then joined the military. Both of them put fame aside to raise a family. They both could of have fame and fortune but decided to chose family instead.
Our Dad is singing once again to momma!
June 17, 2020
Hiya mom. It's me again. Want you to know that you'd be proud of us, ALL of us. There has been no fighting over your belongings. Was kinda amazing. When two people wanted the same thing, they both looked at each other and said, no, you can have it. You left me and Brian in charge. You'd be happy to know that your belongings were distributed to all your kids, their kids and grandkids. I wanted everyone to have one of your unicorns. And your house is going to Brian if I have anything to say about it. I'm supposed to share memories here. My memories are so wonderful of you. You were always so giving, so generous. So I want to make sure my brother gets your house and abide by your wishes as well.
June 17, 2020
Hey Mama! Was just thinking about you and wanted to call you cuz I have always been able to and have done so many times over the years. And then I Realized, I can't, which made me cry and also made me remember that I can't which makes me so sad. But then I remembered all the conversations we have had and all the times we shared. Us, me. you and dad playing cards - hearts, spades,,,, we always made sure daddy got that one heart cuz he had to always had to run them if he got one. Memories of you mama and dad. I know you're still kicking his butt up there in hearts (or maybe he learned a few things in heaven)?
June 17, 2020
I am so grateful for having the loving and amazing family I have. We’ve had a really rough year that surprisingly enough wasn’t affected by covid yet...but still resulted in two major deaths in our immediate family and several others. It’s taught me much. Hold closely to your heart what matters most and to me it’s my family. We have to lay to rest my mom who has always been a shining star who we all have leaned on, could depend on and seriously enjoyed being in her company. I could always call her at anytime day or night and she was always there. I am so gonna miss not being able to do that. I would give anything to hear her voice yet again. I’m heart broken and yet so thankful to have had the most amazing mom ever. She truly was my everything! She taught me how to love unconditionally. To give without expecting anything in return. To hopefully be the one who can repeat the same about me. I love you mamma. You were a trooper your whole life RIP
June 3, 2020
This is Donna, Marianne's second child. First let me say that she is very happy where she is with Roger and Erin (Mom has been holding Erin since she got there) and has no pain. It is June 3rd, the evening Mom was laid to rest. I just got off the phone with Boomer, our 'kissing cousin', who will be spreading the word of this website so more stories and memories can be shared. When I spoke today at the gravesite, I was overcome with emotion and didn't get to say everything I wanted. I will do so now. I agree completely with my siblings when they say she was the backbone, the rock, the anchor of the family. We must have moved at least 20 times in our lifetime and each and every time she did it ALL, packing, labeling, refereeing and anything else that was needed. Not to mention the travels across the US. Brian said it best that she was always there for us, no matter what. For an example: when Brian was small, he had asthma (which he grew out of) and Mom had to wash the sheets, curtains, walls, floors, etc. in his room EVERYDAY. She did it with such ease, none of her other children lacked for anything and Brian is alive today!!!! She gave so much to us, through love and advise, but the most important thing was LOVE. I want to thank you Lord for giving me the BEST Mom anyone could have who lives on, not only in my heart, but in the heart of everyone she knew. Party for me until I get there. Love Always.
June 3, 2020
Growing up I couldn't wait for summer time for the Virginia Devine's to come to NY and stay at 501. The shuffleboard game was always intense and the winning team got all the marbles? And I mean all the actual marbles!! Aunt Marianne and Uncle Roger were so loving and they packed that family in that station wagon every year and made that trip. May you all remember those special times with your mom and dad!!! Donna told me that Marianne couldn't wait to hug Erin in heaven and never let her go!!!
RIP Aunt Marianne.
June 3, 2020
It was a nice service today held in memory of a great woman who was like an adopted mother to me. Growing up I spent many a day at the family home playing cards and on occasion would spend the night to hang out with my dearest friends who always made me feel like a part of the family. During the service today the family asked if anyone had a story they would like to share. I did have a story to share but choose instead to remain silent because I thought my story was little inappropriate for a funeral service. I shared the story with Kathy after the service and she requested I post here to remind us of the good times we shared at her house while growing up. I will never forget those humid summer nights when I would stay over at the house and Kathy and I would sneak out of the house and go skinny dipping in the pool when we thought her mom and dad were not looking. We were young at the time and really thought we were getting away with something. Little did we know, we were not fooling anyone at the time except ourselves because every time we did it, we had no idea that her dad was outside on the roof filming us acting foolishly in the pool. I will never forget my surprise when I went over to the house to see Kathy a couple of days after staying over one night and her mother asked me if I have seen Roger’s new movie. I went into the den and Roger sat back in his chair and he asked Kathy and I if we would like to see his new movie. I replied sure, the movie began to play on the TV screen and much to my surprise there on the big screen was Kathy and I buck naked performing water ballet in the back-yard swimming pool. Kathy and I looked at each other in shocked and I think we asked him to destroy the evidence, all we could do is laugh and vowed to never get caught doing that again – at least not on film. It is the stories of our lives that are written moment by moment and in the day to day things we have shared, and in many ways, we’ve touched each other’s hearts.
June 1, 2020
You both shall always be cherished in my heart.
Mary Ruth Cardwell
May 31, 2020
Remember her fondly. Prayers and hugs for her family and friends.
May 31, 2020
So sorry Kathy!! Our moms are the backbone of the family and keep things together. Be strong and know that you have a Guardian angel watching over you..
Much love ❤️