James R. Deveney, II
July 12, 1949 – August 1, 2019
Unexpectedly on August 1, 2019 James R. Deveney, II; loving father of Jamie Deveney (Jimmy Lyons) and Stephanie Gray (Sean); devoted life friend of Michele Arcilesi; beloved brother of Mary Collins (Leight), Eileen Deveney,and the late Ann Deveney; cherished Pop-Pop to Kyleigh and Brynn; dear uncle of Ellen LaValley (David), Maura Duprey Babineau (Michael), Evan Collins (Raven) and Meagan Collins. Also survived by loving family, friends and his faithful little nugget, Zoe.
The family will receive friends in the Lemmon Funeral Home of Dulaney Valley Inc. 10 W. Padonia Road, (at York Road) Timonium, MD 21093 on Thursday, August 8, 6-7pm with a Gathering from 6-7 and a Celebration of Jim's Life beginning at 7pm.
- Visitation Thursday, August 8, 2019
- Celebration of Life Thursday, August 8, 2019
James R. Deveney, II
August 14, 2019
I had known Jimmy very well from our time in Sousa junior high school and Schreiber high school. I had been in touch with him for many years and then we lost touch with each other. My last contact with him was for our 50th high school reunion, but he said he had other plans. He was the best friend to have in life. He always had your back, always had great advice and we always had lots of fun. I send my deepest sympathy to Jimmy's entire family and friends who's lives he touched as he certainly touched mine.
August 8, 2019
Our deepest sympathies to Jaime and the Deveney and Collins Families. We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers as we hope that your pain will be eased with fond memories of a great dad, brother, and uncle.
Rob and Sujata and Bryten Ives
August 6, 2019
I've known Jimmy for over 50 years...from the day he walked onto the lacrosse field at BC in the Spring of 1968 wearing his ROTC uniform (and remember, those were the Vietnam days). He picked up a stick and started cradling it...we knew we had another laxer. We played together for 4 years and we lived together Senior Year. We all had nicknames that we picked up over that time...your Dad's was Fast Eddie (and no, I don't remember its origin.)
Over the last 50 years, we've touched base a few times (we had dinner together in DC in the spring of 1980) he introduced Patty and me to Thai food.
Every time I did speak to him, he didn't miss a chance to talk about his close relationship with you. He last described you as a 'foodie' and how the two of you enjoyed eating, cooking and wine. The sincerity of those comments were striking. I could tell how happy he was about that relationship.
It's never too late to say I love you...and I do love you, Fast Eddie. Godspeed.
August 5, 2019
First to the family. I’m so sorry for your loss. I was so shocked and devastated to hear this news. Jim was my first boss and I was lucky to have such a kind gentle generous funny man to be my mentor. We worked together for many years at two different firms. He was more than a boss. He was my friend. And I was blessed to have him in my life. I was 17 when I first started working for him. He was one of the kindest most generous people I have ever met. He let me have my wedding at his Phoenix home. That’s how generous Jim was. While life happens and the most recent years I didn’t see much of Jim it doesn’t make this any less heartbreaking. The last time I saw Jim was on the beach a few years ago. I wish I had seen him more. He will always be an important part of my life and I will never forget you sir. Never. A loving soul to many. You will forever be missed. Love Kris.
August 4, 2019
Jamie- I was very sorry to hear of your father's passing. It doesn't seem possible. Hope you can find comfort in your memories and in your friends and extended family.
August 4, 2019
To my dear Uncle Jimmy, I cant adequately put in to words just how special you are to me. From a very young age, I have the fondest memories of your visits home to Massachusetts, your joining us on family vacations on Cape cod, and most special...our vacations to Maryland to see you! I always knew how much you loved Ellen and I, and how you always, unfalteringly put your family first. Your dedication to your family and youre beautiful daughters Stephanie and Jamie, was relentless. I'll always miss your smile, your laughter, and your kind soul. Please know I'm so grateful I was able to see you in recent months, and that you were able to meet my children. They should be as lucky as I was, to be blessed with an uncle as special as you. Until we meet again, swing that golf club with Uncle Ray and Grandpa P...I'll love you always and forever. Your Maura Mouse.
August 4, 2019
I think it’s fair to say that Jim has had a huge influence on so many of our lives - sometimes on purpose, sometimes unwittingly; sometimes he knew it, oftentimes he didn’t. I always felt totally comfortable sharing any part of my life, my concerns, even my (many) weaknesses, with Jim. His advice (which was never unwelcome nor “know-it-all” in nature) was always carefully crafted, caring and right on. Although for the most part his own life was kept close-to-the-vest, he shared his heart freely, and I always knew he cared tremendously for me and so many others - especially his family! I was lucky to witness his unbridled joy when he found out that Jamie was on the way and when she was born - and he gave us all an example of what a father’s love could be. He also played an important role in my daughters’ lives - often being there for them when I couldn’t be. Jim, you’ve left a hole in our lives, but one which will eventually fill with fond memories and the joy of having known you.
August 3, 2019
Jim, I will miss you more than words could ever say. I have known you for the majority of my life. You have always been there for me in good times and in bad. You were the best father that Jamie and Stephanie could ever ask for. And Michele is so blessed to have had you in her life for so long. Their love for you will always be there. My love for you will also always be there. You were an incredibly generous, loving man. I will forever miss our conversations and I’m so thankful that I was able to speak with you a couple times this week as we did just about every week. I am so sorry I will not see you for dinner Thursday night. However, I will see you off to a better place. I will love you always. My thoughts and prayers also go out to all of your family and friends. You were a loved man. Vanessa
August 3, 2019
I am fortunate to be able to say that Jim and I have been friends for over 40 years. There have been a lot of crazy things that have happened over that time, and I still lookback and smile at some of the things we experienced. Hell, Jim even tolerated golf. But also, Jim was with me through some of the most trying parts of my life – always the supportive friend. I will choose to remember the laughs and not the tears. Rest in peace brother – you will be missed.
Jamie, nothing meant more to your Dad than his family. You were the brightest moment of his life. I am so very sorry for your loss.
August 2, 2019
We were best friends for years when I owned Four Corners Liquors, then we lost touch. Jamie, I'm sorry for your loss, as I'm sure is the old gang that you remember hanging around when you were a kid.