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 Finbar Devine

Finbar Devine

Birth
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 30 Sep 1995 (aged 67)
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Burial Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 4600 · View Source
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Musician. Born in Manhattan, New York, in 1930, he was a Sergeant in the New York City Police Department. In 1960, Sergeant Devine began leading the New York City Police Department's Emerald Society Pipes and Drums. As drum major, his kilted Irish bagpipers played at numerous funerals, dinners, concerts and in the St. Patrick's Day Parade for 35 consecutive years. They also performed for Pope John Paul II during his 1979, visit to New York. He died in the Midwood section of Brooklyn, after a long illness.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 23 Feb 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4600
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Finbar Devine (15 Oct 1927–30 Sep 1995), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4600, citing Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .