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Joan Patricia (Fitzgerald) Devine

Obituary for Joan Patricia (Fitzgerald) Devine

July 29, 1934 - January 13, 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Age 85


Joan Patricia Devine (Fitzgerald) 85, of Philadelphia, PA passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020. She was surrounded by her family.
Joan was born on July 29, 1934 to Joseph and Catherine (Morrin) Fitzgerald.

She was the beloved sister of the late Mary Callahan (late Bob), Catherine France (late Ted), late Margaret Wysocki (Whitey).

On September 24, 1955 Joan married the late John Joseph Devine. Together they raised six children Catherine Szymczak (Joe), John (Eileen), Michael (Sue), Joanne, Eileen Beitler (Dave) and David (Melissa).

Joan devoted her life and love to her family. They always came first. She was compassionate, generous, kind and giving of herself. She was also very independent, energetic, stubborn, witty and right to the point.

Joan was blessed with 19 grandchildren. Kim, Joseph, Kalene, Scott, Stefanie, Johnny, Gwyn, Evan, Michael, Dana, Christopher, Erin, Jeff, Meghan, Colleen, Matt, David, Sean and Connor. She was doubly blessed with 19 great grandchildren. Emry, Colin, Brady, (Claire & Austin), Caroline, Colette, Campbelle, Scotlyn, Kieran, Cameron, Lainey, Ryleigh, Brody, Harley, Mackenna, Declan, Ryan and Teagan.

Joan has a large extended loving family of many nieces, nephew, dear friends and neighbors.

Please join the family for her visitation on Friday, January 17, 2020 from 10:00 -11:00 a.m.

Mass begins promptly at 11:00 a.m. at
St. Katherine of Siena church
9700 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA. 19114

Interment at
Resurrection Cemetery
5201 Hulmeville Road
Bensalem, PA. 19020

Please in lieu of flowers Joan would have loved for you to donate to either of these organizations.

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Geitner/Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

6230 North 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19120
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