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Obituary: David F. Devine, Former Chairman of Needham Finance Committee, President of Historical Socity

Photo from Eaton Funeral Homes
Photo from Eaton Funeral Homes
Obituary from Eaton Funeral Homes:

David F. Devine, of Needham, passed away Dec. 9, 2013.

As a boy, Dave's family moved often during his father's Army service, finally settling in Dover. David went to Dover High School, where he met Marie Young. Marie and David were married Nov. 8, 1952. Following Dover High School, Dave attended the Roxbury Latin and Harvard University, where he made friendships that would last him a lifetime. David entered Marine Officer's training after he graduated from Harvard in 1952, and after 20 years in the reserves he "retired" as a full Colonel (though "once a Marine, always a Marine," according to Dave). 

David was employed for many years by the Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company, where he was the vice president and secretary. David was civic minded and active in his long time hometown of Needham. His positions in part included terms as chairman of the Board of Glover Hospital, chairman of the Needham Finance Committee and president of both the Needham Historical Society and the Needham Pool and Racquet Club. He was also honored to have been a long-term member and president of the Wardroom Club.

David leaves behind his wife Marie; his daughters Carol Devine and her partner Nick Passaretti of Holliston, Deb Devine and her husband Greg Kane of Walpole, Marcy McInerney and her husband Steve of Westford and Amy Buchanan and her husband Ed of Glenside, Penn.; and his grandchildren Lindsay and Kyle Pearson, John and Sarah Kane, Patty and David McInerney, and Tim and Matthew Buchanan. 

Interment with Military Honors at Highland Cemetery, Dover.

In lieu of flowers donations in David's name may be made to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital- Needham (formerly Glover Hospital), c/o Office of Development , BIDMC, 330 Brookline Avenue (BR) Boston, MA 02215.


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