, Newburyport, MA

May 8, 2013

John B. Devine, 84

Hampton, NH — John B. Devine, 84, of Hampton, N.H., formerly Methuen, Mass., Salisbury Beach, and Boca Raton, Fla., passed away peacefully on May 5, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Lawrence, Mass., he was the son of James J. and Anna V. (Manning) Devine. He is predeceased by his brother, James Devine, and sister, Eileen Fluet.

John graduated from Lawrence High School in 1946. After graduation, he proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1946 to 1948. John continued his education and went on to receive his degree from New England College of Pharmacy in 1952. During and after college, he worked in construction as a Gradall Operator for his brother at James J. Devine Gradall Rental Service. Shortly after receiving his degree, he purchased a family pharmacy at the corner of East Haverhill and Prospect Street in Lawrence, Mass. He owned and operated it under the name Devine’s Pharmacy, providing for the Greater Lawrence area until 1983.

Upon retiring, he enjoyed spending his time in Boca Raton, Fla., and Salisbury Beach. He played golf for many years and was a member of Andover, Vesper, and Abenaqui Country Clubs.

John is survived by his wife of 60 years, Theresa A. (Sammataro); daughters, Doreen Keller and her husband, Michael, of South Hampton, N.H., Cathy Byrnes and her husband, Michael, of Methuen, Christine Caron and her husband, Richard, of Salisbury, and Carole Devine of Newport, R.I.; and his son, John B. Devine, Jr. of Ridgefield, Conn.; and grandchildren, Rachel Noiseux Dyke, Kaitlyn Kalkanajian, Kimberly McDevitt, Sarah Devine, and Kristen Keller.

ARRANGEMENTS: A Mass of Christian burial will take place on Friday at 11 a.m. in Saint Monica’s Church with burial to follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery.

Friends will be warmly received on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence St., Methuen, MA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472 and Salisbury Council on Aging, 43 Lafayette Road, Salisbury, MA 01952.

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Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is honored to serve the Devine and Sammataro families.