Dorothy R. Devlin

  • Born: September 20, 1939
  • Died: April 18, 2022
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

John F. Givnish Funeral Home

10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154

Tel. (215) 281-0100

Tribute & Message From The Family

Beloved Mother and Grandmother

Dorothy R. Devlin, passed away on April 18, 2022, at Chandler Hall Hospice in Newtown. She was 82. A longtime resident of the Parkwood section of Philadelphia, she recently resided in Yardley, PA. Dorothy was a 1957 graduate of Little Flower High School for girls and a founding and active member of St. Anselm R.C. Church. The daughter of the late Joseph and Rose (Carrigan) Bertsch. She was the beloved wife of 52 years to the late James J. Devlin, with a strong love of her family and their home.
She is survived by her 5 children; James (Anastasia) Devlin, Rev. Father Joseph Devlin, Megan Devlin, Bridget Devlin and Sean (Mary) Devlin, all of whom attended St. Anselm School. Grandchildren; Kaitlyn, Shannon, Moria, Sean, Kelly, and James. Also, by several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by a sister Janet Rodgers.
Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Saturday, April 23 from 9:30 am at Saint Anselm R.C. Church 12670 Dunks Ferry Rd. Phila., PA 19154 where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 am. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Bensalem. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory should be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor 5300 Chester Ave. Phila., PA 19143.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Very sorry to have heard of this great loss to the Devlin family. I have fond memories of Mrs Devlin on Vinton Rd. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Suzanne Seibel Murray - Englewood, FL - Neighbor   April 23, 2022


To the family of Dottie Devlin - I am so sorry for your loss - I worked with Dottie at the IRS - and Our paths
only crossed closely maybe 3 times - however, in those 3 close encounters we formed a bond in our hearts- A Beautiful Beautiful Lady - with a Beautiful Beautiful Smile - On a return trip from Ireland -
Dottie gave me "The Irish Journey Prayer" with a shamrock in the Center - My prayer for each of you is that
Irish Journey Prayer - "May the Road Rise Up to meet you - The Wind be always at your back" and May
God Keep You in the Palm of His Hand until we meet again - RIP Dottie - I know you are already in Heaven - already looking over your family - Fondly - Liz McNally (former co-worker)

Posted by Elizabeth McNally - Philadelphia, PA - Coworker   April 22, 2022

Jack & I were so sorry to hear about Dot's passing. She had suffered so much these last couple of years. Now she is healed and resting in peace. We have many good memories of being together in those high school years and when our families were young. She was a beautiful person, inside & out.

Posted by Rita Smyth - JAMISON, PA - Friend   April 22, 2022

My other message got a little mangled on the website. I can't believe Mrs. Devlin is gone! She was iconic and will be greatly missed. Keeping you all in my prayers

Posted by Kathryn Marshall - savannah, GA - Family   April 21, 2022

I worked with Dot at the IRS. She was my Assistant and I loved the relationship we had. She always talked fondly about her children and her Grandchildren and her dear hubby, Jim. Dot was just a wonderful wonderful person! May she rest now in heaven with her husband!

Posted by Karen Sklencar - Philadelphia, PA - Friend   April 21, 2022

So Sorry for your LossSending Hugs and Prayers to the Family ❤Rest In Peace Dor

Posted by Gerry Morris and Family - Phila., PA - Family Friend   April 20, 2022

So sorry for your loss. I worked with her at the IRS. She was a very sweet women. Will be missed by many, Debra Hopkins Rotter

Posted by DEBRA Hopkins Rotter - PORT CHARLOTTE, FL - Coworker   April 20, 2022

I'm so sorry for your loss <3 can i>

Posted by Kathryn Marshall - Savannah, GA   April 20, 2022

I offer the Devlin family my sincere sorrow and prayers for the loss of my lifelong friend Dot. I have so many good memories of us in grade school, high school, and "raising" our children at Sommerton Pools. We spent so many good times at parties, dances and always on the beach. I will never forget you my dear friend.

Posted by Jean Boland - SHAMONG, NJ - Friend   April 20, 2022

Condolences to the Devlin family. A lifelong friendship, shared love of the beach, music, and shopping provided many happy times. We are so blessed to have had you in our lives! Thanks for the crab receipe! Rest In Peace my dear friend.

Posted by Suzanne Sule - Linwood, NJ - Friend   April 19, 2022

I am so sorry for your loss she was the best aunt a girl could ask for I am going to miss her she is in a good place now she is with grandma and uncle Billy looking down at us everyday

Posted by Christine Buckley - Narberth - Family   April 19, 2022

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