November 3, 1948 - August 8, 2018
Leominster - John G. Devine Jr., formerly of Framingham, MA, passed away August 8, 2018.
Son of the late John G. Devine Sr. and Marie Dominica Novia Olsson Devine Siek, he is survived by his wife of 52 years, Janis Devine; son Michael and wife Darah Devine of Franklin, MA, daughter Jennifer Devine of Leominster, MA, grandchildren Danielle, Melanie, Mairead, Evan, Shay, Heather, Samantha and Natalie, sisters and brothers Michael and Chez Devine of Montana, Diane and Edward Pierce of Wellesley, MA, Cheryl and Steve Gill of Sandwich, MA, Kevin Devine of the Philippines, and Anne Devine of North Carolina.
He will be met at the gate by his late brothers Lawrence Devine of Kansas, Robert Devine of Abington, MA, Bill Siek of Wellesley, MA, Terrance Devine and Mother Elizabeth Devine of Harwichport, MA, sister Cathy Devine of Scituate, MA, nephew Bryan Simpson of Spotsylvania, VA, mother-in-law Alice Celestia Russell Avard of Sommerville, MA, and his Mother and Father.
Born in Weymouth, MA, John was a born leader. As a Boy Scout he earned 1st Class, 2nd class and Life merits. At age 14, he was awarded the Scouts' highest honor, 'Ad Altare Dei'. He attended St. John's in Shrewsbury before transferring and graduating from Algonquin Regional High School in 1966. John met his high school sweetheart in his senior year and married her February 10, 1968. After serving in the Navy, John and Janis built their family in Framingham, MA, first with his son Michael Christopher and then a daughter, Jennifer Marie. They lived in Framingham surrounded by friends and family most of their married life. As a former Chef and Caterer, he was an avid cook whether cooking at Hugo's in Cohasset or cooking for friends and family in his back yard in Cotuit. He loved being outdoors; fishing, clamming on the Cape, taking his Boston Whaler out on the ocean, playing tennis, street hockey, landscaping, golfing or travelling across the globe. In 1993 travelling with his wife on their 25th Wedding Anniversary, he was inducted as a Chevalier into the Legion of Honor in the Cellars of Perrier Jouet in Paris, one of his proudest moments; played the links in Ireland, tasted wines and beers in Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria and Italy. He studied at Manchester Community College in Connecticut. Professionally, he was a leading salesman for Madison Cable in Worcester before starting his own company, Shamrock Sales. In 2001, he retired as Northeast Regional Sales Manager for Sumitomo Electric Interconnect Product.
With all his accomplishments earned over his 69 years, he was most proud of his family. He loved his grandchildren and leaves an indelible legacy in each one of his kids and grandchildren.
Private family services will be held on Monday, August 13, 2018.
Wright-Roy Funeral Home, Inc., 109 West Street, Leominster is directing arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for you to donate in his name to the Community Support Associates, Inc. (CSA) at http://www.csacapecod.com/.
To Light A Candle, Sign his Guestbook or Leave A Message of Condolence, visit www.wrightroyfuneralhome.com