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John E. Devine, Jr.

Obituary for John E. Devine, Jr.

June 21, 1941 - August 25, 2019
Londonderry, New Hampshire | Age 78


John E. Devine, Jr. 78, affectionately known as "Jack," passed away on August 25, 2019 at home after an evening surrounded by family and friends.
Jack was born on June 21, 1941 and raised in Manchester, NH and was the eldest of six siblings. He dearly loved social gatherings with his large Irish Catholic family.
In 1963 Jack earned his Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Keene State College and later his Master's degree in Education Administration at Boston University. As the principal of Green Acres School in Manchester for nearly 40 years, he demonstrated his professional commitment to childhood education.
Personally, he loved spending time with his family and friends, listening to Irish folk music, camping, and woodworking. He was a handyman at heart who could build or fix just about anything.
Jack leaves his wife Janice (Hawkins) Devine, son Kevin Devine, daughter and son-in-law Beth (Devine) and Dennis Lacourse, sisters Kathleen Toomey, Judith Devine, and Eileen Devine, brother and sister-in-law Thomas and Patricia Devine, and his nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, John and Helena (Murphy) Devine, sister Maureen Devine, and brother-in-law John Toomey.
A funeral Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at St. Jude's Church in Londonderry. A burial service followed at Holy Cross Cemetery in Londonderry, NH.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Green Acres School, 100 Jack Lovering Drive, Manchester, NH 03109.
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