NORWALK, Conn. – Alice Ryan Devine, of East Norwalk, died Saturday, June 4. She was 85.
She was the wife of the late Maurice “Moe” Edward Devine, with whom she shared 34 years of marriage. Born in Stamford on June 8, 1930, she was the daughter of the late William and Rose Tooher Ryan and the youngest of six children. She was raised in Stamford and graduated from Sacred Heart Academy. She earned an undergraduate degree in history and English from the University of Connecticut in 1951, and a master’s degree in education and counseling. She was a teacher and guidance counselor at the Burdick Junior High School.
She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish and a supporter of Catholic education. She had been a member of Shorehaven Golf Club in East Norwalk. She loved to play golf with her husband, children and friends. Over her 60 years of membership, she won the husband/wife and the Queen Bee golf tournaments. She was an avid bridge player. She and her husband owned a second home at the base of Glen Ellen in Fayston, Vermont, for 30 years where they spent many years skiing as a family.
She is survived by her children, Michael and Catherine Prager Devine of Westport, Richard and Susan McCarthy Devine of Norwalk, and Michael and Maura Devine McShane of Beverly, Massachusetts; grandchildren, Jacqueline Devine, Cole Devine, Allison Devine, Brendan Devine, Michael McShane and Ryan McShane; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband Maurice, she was predeceased by her brothers, Vincent, William and Dr. John Ryan; and her sisters, Rita Iacovo and Rosemary Magner.
Friends may call Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. at the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Ave., Norwalk. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 203 East Ave., Norwalk.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Maurice and Alice Devine Memorial Scholarship for Catholic Education c/o All Saints Catholic School, 139 West Rocks Road, Norwalk, CT 06851.
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