Jeffery Paul DeVito

April 17, 1979December 20, 2012

Jeffery P. DeVito, 33, of Warwick, RI passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 20, 2012. Jeff is survived by his parents, Pat and Pattie DeVito of Portsmouth, NH, his sister and brother in law, Melissa and Chris Alekna of Richmond, RI and his partner, Steve Ryan and their dog, Gunney of Warwick, RI. He also leaves behind his Aunt Mary, Uncle Arthur, Cousins Alex and Becky of PA and his Aunt Margaret and cousin Steven of MA. Jeff was a talented artist and a licensed cosmetologist and barber who had worked in several Rhode Island salons. He loved to cook and tell stories. His smile was huge, his laugh was infectious and his big brown eyes were warm and loving. Jeff will be truly missed and is loved with all of our hearts and souls. A wake will be held at Swan Funeral Home, 1224 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT on Thursday, December 27, 2012 from 5-8pm. A short service will be held immediately following the wake. Please visit to leave an online tribute or condolence.


  • Visitation Thursday, December 27, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 27, 2012

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Alison Page

January 23, 2013

I had not seen Jeff since high school, however was deeply shocked and saddened when I just heard of his passing. My thoughts and sympathies go out to his family and loved ones.

January 22, 2013

Pat & Pattie,

My deepest sympathy ~ may you find strength thru faith, family & friends. ~ Hold tight to your fond memories of Jeff ~

Diane J.C. Bertozzi

Dave Condit

January 22, 2013

Mr. and Mrs. DeVito, and Melissa,

Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss. Words cannot describe the sadness I feel in learning of this. You all were like a second family to me when we were kids and Jeff was like a brother. Growing up sometimes means drifting apart as life takes us on different journeys. Sadly for Jeff and I, this was the case. However, in the years we spent joined at the hip, he had a huge impact on my life; he picked me up when I was down, and helped me laugh when I could not. That is just the nice kind of kid he was. Now, as an adult, I think of those times often and I will hold on the wonderful memories we shared forever.
You have my thoughts, prayers and love

Anthony Mitchell

January 18, 2013

DeVito Family, please accept my love and deep sympathy and condolences for Jeff. He was such a compassionate, courageous, funny, kind-hearted, self-sacrificing and just plain outstanding guy. His humble and happy spirit will never ever be forgotten in my heart. We will miss him very, very much. I know Jeff will truly be safe in God's memory until He brings him back to life to enjoy perfect health and youthful vigor forever in His coming paradise on earth very soon!


January 10, 2013

May you fly with the angels. God bless you.

January 9, 2013

i am so sorry for your loss. May God bless you all in these hard times.

Gary DeGostin

January 5, 2013

Dear Pat, Patty and Melissa,
I just heard about Jeff. I am so very sorry for your loss. Losing a child and a brother so young must be just heartbreaking. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Gary, Charlotte, Matt and Lorraine DeGostin

Diana Crowley

January 5, 2013

Dear Pat and Family,

Please accept my most sincere condolences on the passing of your son Jeff. May your family, friends and memories sustain you at this difficult time.
With Deepest Sympathy,

January 4, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Jeff.
From his family and friends from Empire Beauty School. He will be sadly missed.

John and Rosalie Oswald

January 3, 2013

Dear Pat and Pattie, we are so sad to hear about the loss of Jeff. Our thoughts are with you and your family.