Anton Community Newspapers  •  132 East 2nd Street  •  Mineola, NY 11501  •  Phone: 516-747-8282  •  FAX: 516-742-5867
Attention: open in a new window. PDFPrintE-mail

Obituary: Edward M. Devlin

Edward M. Devlin of Manhasset passed away on Aug. 30, 2009. He was born in Flushing, New York to Rosemary Carlin Devlin and Albert J. Devlin on March 11, 1934. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Ann Pecht Devlin, daughters Louise M. Devlin of New York City, and Lauren A. Boylan and his granddaughters Julia and Caroline of Manhasset, and brothers Albert J. of Florida and Robert M. of Manhasset. He was predeceased by his son-in-law John Boylan in 2008.

Ed graduated from New York Military Academy, attended Pace College in New York City and served in the United States Army stationed in Germany from 1957-1959. He went on to become a licensed funeral director at the family-owned business, Walter B. Cooke Funeral Homes.

Ed and Ann moved to Strathmore Vanderbilt in Manhasset with their daughters in 1965 where he became an active member of the Country Club and served as president in 1976, followed by many years on the Board of Governors.

Ed was an avid golfer and boater and enjoyed the many years he spent with his family in Southold, Long Island. He was a member of a Monday Night Football group who met regularly for at least 25 years and was always ready to defend “His N.Y. Giants!” He began his real estate career in 1975 by starting EM Devlin Realty in Manhasset as a licensed broker and could readily be seen on Plandome Road with a cheerful hello for all!

Friends and visitors paid their respects at Fairchild Funeral Home in Manhasset on Wednesday, Sept. 2. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Mary’s Church in Manhasset on Sept. 3, followed by interment at Nassau Knolls Cemetery in Port Washington. Donations in Ed’s name may be made to The Nursing Staff on 2 Cohen at North Shore Hospital, NSLIJ Health System Foundation, 125 Community Drive, Great Neck, NY 11021, www.northshorelij.com/foundation, 465-2550 or to the SQ Foundation, providing nourishment and education to those in need. 330 Park Avenue, Suite 1700, NYC 10022 www.sq-foundation.org, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .