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John L. "Jack" Devereaux
  • In lieu of flowers, the Devereaux family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • Melrose Veteran's Fund
    c/o Veteran's Office
    562 Main St.
    Melrose, MA 02176
  • In lieu of flowers, the Devereaux family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • American Legion Post 115
    11 Common St.
    Stoneham, MA 01280

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“I am so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. I will cherish all my memories with him and everytime I drink my navy coffee or eat my pirates booty I'll...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Meghan Rahilly - Revere, MA

“Uncle Jack you will be missed. You always called to see how we were after Dad died. Family was important to you. Your kindness always showed. Now...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Patricia Duffy - Marshfield, MA

“I became acquainted with Jack through my friend Anne Delaney a while go. We all shared many good times together at dinners and parties, especially...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Claire Lynch - Beverly, MA

“Jack was our next door neighbor for forty years. He, Peggy and our families always were very much like family to one another. He was a kind, caring...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: John Guidara - WINCHESTER, MA


John L. Devereaux, of Stoneham, died July 21, 2019 at the age of 90. Born in West Roxbury, MA on April 24th, 1929 to Clarence Frances and Mary Loretta (Taylor) Devereaux of South Boston.

Jack graduated from Boston Latin High School in 1946. After graduating, Jack enlisted in the United States Navy and served his country honorably during WWII. Following the war Jack furthered his education at the Lowell Technological Institute where he served as Class President his Junior and Senior years before graduating in 1953. Mr. Devereaux married Margaret Anne Duffy in 1958 and spent 31 years of marriage together before Margaret's passing in 1989.

Jack was a member of the American Legion of Stoneham as well as a lifetime member of the 210 Associates. He served as the Vice President of Boston Shoe Associates and as the President of Boston Leather Trade Benevolent Society. He sold leather to manufactures throughout New England for 7 decades and in later years worked at Watertown Ford.

He was the beloved husband of 31 years to the late Margaret (Peggy) A. (Duffy) Devereaux. Loving father of Mary Ellen Devereaux, Anne F. McAllister & her husband Robert, and John L. Devereaux, all of Stoneham. Cherished grandfather of Maggie, Elise and Robert McAllister, all of Stoneham. Beloved brother of Mary Holmes and her late husband Eugene of Franklin, MA, Delores and Jack Gerah, Robert and Katherine Devereaux, Ellen and Bob Davis, all of Naples, FL, and the late Richard Devereaux. Brother-in-law to the late Mary Jane Igo and the late Robert Duffy and his wife Karen of Marshfield. Best friend of 80+ years to Kevin McArdle of Scituate. Also survived by several God children, nieces, nephews, and friends. Visiting Hours will be held on Sunday, July 28, 2019 from 2-6 PM at the Gately Funeral Home, ... READ MORE →