Obituary of Joan Therese Devins

August 19, 2018

Devins - Joan Therese, age 89, of Trumbull, CT died on Sunday, August 19, 2018, at St. Joseph's Center, Trumbull, CT. A lifelong New York City resident, Joan was predeceased by her parents, Hugh and Madelyn Bernhardt Devins, her sisters, Sr. Maria Margaret (Marilyn) Devins, S.C., Patricia Morrissey, Barbara Devins, and two brothers, Donald and Hugh Jr. Joan is survived by her brother Thomas of Douglaston, NY and her sister Sally Stroff of Suffern, NY along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was a graduate of Holy Name of Jesus Elementary School, Cathedral High School, and Fordham University. Joan was a former employee of Lanvin-Charles of the Ritz, E.R. Squibb, and Revlon. Joan will be remembered for her many acts of charity and for the 40+ years as a catechism teacher for the Archdiocese of New York. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday August 22nd at 10:30am. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday August 22nd from 3:00-7:00pm. For online condolences visit us at

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Heartfelt condolences are extended to the entire family, and to friends of Joan Devins. May aching hearts be comforted by prayers and precious memories. Our Creator promises to comfort and give you the strength to cope each day.

Posted by: - , - August 22, 2018

To her loving family. My deepest condolence. May our god of love and mercy bring great comfort and peace, mathews 5:4

Posted by: - , - August 22, 2018

XPeace in you forever, Joan. I taught with your sister Marilyn, Sister Maria Margaret SC at St. Raymond Academy,Bronx, and at St.Joseph By-the-Sea, Staten Island. May those of the family who have gone before you welcome you!
May all of you who wait here now allow deep hope to blend relief and grief until you all meet again in our Home beyond.
Eileen T Kelly SC

Posted by: - , - August 22, 2018

I remember Joan as the leader of our Sunday School programa at Holy Name of Jesus parish. In the 1980s, she recruited me to teach second graders, preparing them to receive the sacrament of First Holy Communion, which I did for many years. I loved it. Her splendid example, seriousness of purpose, and devotion to the parish were inspiring. May she rest in peace.

Posted by: Carol Blades - Miami, FL - August 24, 2018

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by: - , - August 27, 2018