Robert Gerard Devaney of North Chelmsford, MA

1934 - 2023

US Veteran U.S. Army


March 15, 2023
4-7 P.M.
Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex St., N. Chelmsford


March 16, 2023
11 A.M.
St. John the Evangelist Church, 115 Middlesex Street, N. Chelmsford

Robert (Bob) Gerard Devaney, 88, of North Chelmsford, MA died early Friday March 10, 2023, surrounded by his family.
He was married to the late Sarah M. (Gorman) Devaney for 51 years.
Born in Waltham, MA, he was the son of the late James Devaney and Esther (Carroll) Devaney.
He graduated from St. Patrick’s High School of Watertown, MA, with the class of 1952. He is a graduate of Boston College with the class of 1956 with a bachelor’s degree in business.
Robert served with the US Army.
He retired from Lockheed Sanders of Nashua, NH IN 1996.
He was a communicant of and served in many ministries at St. John’s Church, No. Chelmsford, MA.
He enjoyed playing golf, bowling and gardening. He was an avid sports fan, following the Red Sox and Patriots mostly. What he enjoyed most was his family as he stayed highly involved in their athletic, academic and career achievements. What Bob enjoyed most was traveling with his wife, Sally to beautiful locations for many years.
He is survived by his daughter, Maura and Edmund Duah-Asamoah of Chelmsford, MA and his sons, Robert E. and Kimberly Devaney of Morrison, CO, Richard J. and Lara Devaney of Andover, MA and Michael J. and Kathy Devaney of Watertown, MA, 9 grandchildren Christine, Mary, Carolyn, Robert, Thomas, Katherine, Matthew, Christopher, Aislin Devaney and 4 step grandchildren, Leandra, Spencer, Kaden, Makenzie 2 great-grandchildren Emerson and Madison and many nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Dorothy Devaney, James Devaney and John “Jack” Devaney.


Visiting hours Wednesday, March 15, 2023 from 4Pm to 7PM at DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX STREET, N. CHELMSFORD, MA. Funeral Thursday, 10AM from the funeral home with a 11AM Funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Chelmsford, MA. Memorials may be made in his name to The Chelmsford High School Alumni Association DEVANEY FAMILY Scholarship. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at

2 Condolences for Robert Gerard Devaney of North Chelmsford, MA

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    Bernie Battle


    Bob was such a great family man. He and Sally attended every one of their children’s sports events. They have left a great legacy.

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    Richard C. and Judith Frongillo


    Devaney family, long time since i had heard from your dad or even had seen him. I worked with dad for several years while at Sanders, and he was such a good man and father, as there were many hockey games to attend. Had a lot of good times and great chats with him at work and at games So sorry for your loss my condolences to all, God Bless,
    Richard and Judy Frongillo

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