×

Sandy Springs Chapel

136 Mt Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, GA

OBITUARY

Joan Devine

July 30, 1939July 22, 2019

On Monday, July 22, 2019, Joan Devine passed away at age 79.

Joan grew up in Quincy MA, attended Archbishop Williams High School, and graduated from Emmanuel College in 1961 with a B.A. in English. Her teaching career spanned several locations around the world, but was primarily defined by her time teaching middle school children at Blessed Sacrament School in Washington D.C. On July 21, 1962, she married William J. Devine. They were an inseparable pair until his death in 2014.She loved her husband, her family, her neighborhood, tennis, dancing and never turned down an opportunity for a nap. She was quick to smile, had flawless grammar, and was sassy until the very end. She was born to the late Stephen J. Lynch and Rita M. Lynch in Boston, MA. Survivors include her daughter Deborah Lommen (Chris); and son, Chris Devine (Rosalyn); grandchildren- Mary Elisabeth, Nicholas, Catherine, and Jack Lommen, James and Anna Devine, and sister, Susan Ohlson, as well as the hundreds of students who graced her classroom. A private service will be held in Atlanta and a celebration of life event will occur later in the year in Washington D.C.

  • FAMILY

  • Survivors include her daughter Deborah Lommen (Chris); and son, Chris Devine (Rosalyn); grandchildren- Mary Elisabeth, Nicholas, Catherine, and Jack Lommen, James and Anna Devine, and sister, Susan Ohlson, as well as the hundreds of students who graced her classroom.

Services

  • Private Funeral Services will be held in Atlanta and a Celebration of Life Event will occur later in the year in Washington D.C.

Memories

Joan Devine

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY