Patricia Ann (Gowell) McDevitt

  • Born: May 12, 1937
  • Died: February 13, 2020
  • Location: Melrose, Massachusetts

Gately Funeral Home

79 West Foster Street
Melrose, MA 02176

Tel. (781) 665-1949

Tribute & Message From The Family


Patricia A. (Gowell) McDevitt, of Melrose, died February 13th, 2020 at the age of 82. She was born in Boston on May 12, 1937 to Joseph and Bertha (Johnson) Gowell. Patricia was raised in Malden and graduated from the Cheverus School. She always remained involved with the Cheverus School, and was involved with the planning of its 100th Anniversary celebration.

Mrs. McDevitt was a longtime member of the North Shore Irish Association and always attended their dances on Saturday nights with her husband Leo. They were also both very active in Melrose Youth Hockey, helping out any way they could. Patricia also worked for over 20 years at Gilbert Insurance.

She was happiest spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved shopping for them and attending their different events and games. Patricia always cherished the annual family reunion at Lake Sunapee, NH. In her spare time she also enjoyed going to the theatre with friends, and taking trips to Florida.

Patricia was the beloved wife of the late Leo C. McDevitt. Loving mother of Diane Amato & her husband Paul of Melrose, Judie Quinlan & her husband Ed of Abington, and Tom McDevitt & his wife Deb of Billerica. Cherished grandmother of Lindsay, Caitlin, Justin, David (DJ), Kyle, Luke, Grace, Alexa, and Cailey. Proud great-grandmother of Jayda, Avery, and Liam. Also survived by many nieces & nephews.

Visiting Hours will be held on Sunday, Feb. 16th, from 4:00-7:00 PM at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose. Funeral Procession from the Gately Funeral Home on Monday, Feb 17th, at 10:30 AM followed by an 11:30 AM Funeral Mass at St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St., Melrose. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Beacon Hospice 529 Main St Suite 126, Charlestown, MA 02129, or to the Alzheimer's Association 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.