Kathleen E. (Murphy) Deveney, age 61 years, beloved wife of John A. Deveney, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Saturday, April 16, 2011. Born in Boston, she was daughter of the late Walter and Lucille (Dube) Murphy. She has resided in Topsfield for the past 35 years.
Mrs. Deveney was a graduate of Peabody High School, class of 1967, and attended Marian Court of Swampscott. She has worked as an Office Administrator for 24 years at the Proctor School of Topsfield. Kathleen loved quilting and spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren. She was a devoted mother and grandmother.
Surviving her in addition to her husband are her children, Brian Deveney and his wife Beth of Newburyport, and Erin Stromski and her husband Steven of Windham, New Hampshire; her brother, Michael Murphy and his wife Nancy of Millbrook, New York; her grandchildren, Tyler, Finnian, and Hailey; and many nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist Church, 17 Chestnut Street, Peabody, on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Campbell – Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly (North Beverly Location) on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Topsfield. In lieu of flowers, contribution may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923.
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