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John Joseph Devine, Sr
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Birth: Jun. 4, 1919
Death: Nov. 15, 2009

DEVINE John Joseph Devine, Sr., a native of Lost Nation, IA, and a longtime resident of Chickasaw, AL, died peacefully on November 15, 2009. Mr. Devine was the son of the late Paul and Mary Ellen (Nell) Devine. He attended Indiana Tech, Fort Wayne, IN. He came to the gulf coast in 1939. A veteran of World War II, he enlisted in the United States Navy as a Machinist's Mate in October 1941. He served on the USS Alcyone (AK-24), and the USS Weehawken (CM 12). He participated in the European Theater (North Africa, Iran and the beaches of Sicily). He joined the Pacific Fleet aboard the USS Weehawken. He rode out Typhoon Louise in Okinawa in October 1945. After the war he was in the Merchant Marines and sailed the seven seas. In 1947, he married Elsa Isabel Streed of Pascagoula, MS. He worked 30 years for Warrior Gulf Navigation. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and James; and one sister, Mary Evelyn. Survivors include his wife Isabel and Children: Isabel M. Devine, of Chickasaw, AL, Katherine Johns, of Chickasaw, AL; John J. Jay"Devine, Jr. (Mary) of Mobile, AL, Virginia Dochety (Paul), Jonesborough, TN, Emily Rust (Richard), Selma, AL, Terrence Devine of Chickasaw, AL, and Timothy "Tim" A. Devine (Karen) of Albuquerque, NM; Grandchildren, Emily Squires (Craig), John P. Dochety (Chelsy), Erin Munton (Owen), Reverend Adam Rust, Elsah Noonkester (Adam), Mary Katherine Devine, John Johnnie" J. Devine III, Margaret "Meggie E. Devine, Paul Joseph Devine; Great Grandchildren, Madison Dochety, Emma Squires and Ella Squires; numerous nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, November 18, at 2:00p.m. at St. Thomas Catholic Church, 253 N. Craft Hwy., Chickasaw, AL, with Reverend Adam M. Rust (grandson) as celebrant and Reverend William Saucier con celebrating. Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, 10000 Celeste Road, Saraland, AL 36571. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 12:30p.m. until service time at the church. Online condolences may be made at www.ascensionfuneral group.com. Memorials can be made to the John & Isabel S. Devine Engineering scholarship, Mississippi State University, The MSU Foundation, P. O. Box 6149, Mississippi State, MS 39762. Published in Press-Register on November 17, 2009 
 
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  Isabel Streed Devine (____ - 2014)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens
Saraland
Mobile County
Alabama, USA
 
Created by: Lisa Enochs Davison
Record added: Nov 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44470127
John Joseph Devine, Sr
Added by: Judy Strid Taylor
 
John Joseph Devine, Sr
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 Added: Jun. 6, 2011
 
 
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