Dorothy E. Devaney
1931 ∼ 2018
DEVANEY, Dorothy E., "Dottie", 86, of Palm Harbor, FL, retired at the Rank of Lieutenant Colonel after 20 years of faithful service to her country in the United States Air Force, passed away January 29, 2018. She was the daughter of the late James F. Devaney and Mary E. Devaney of Watertown, MA. She is survived by her brother, James E. Devaney and his late wife, Jean and brother, Robert G. Devaney and his late wife, Sarah. She is predeceased by her brother, John T. "Jack" Devaney and survived by his wife, Marilyn. She was a beloved and dear friend of the late Retired Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force, Marjorie R. "Marge" Fox. She is survived by 12 nieces and nephews.
Dottie was a nurse and a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War. She was one of the original members of the Society of Air Force Nurses when it was established in 1986. Their motto "Still Caring...Still Sharing" was conceived by Dottie and it represents their mission to this day.
A Funeral Mass celebrating Dottie's remarkable life will take place on Friday, April 13 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, 511 Main Street, Falmouth MA. Interment, with Military Honors, at 11:15 AM at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA.
Donations may be made in Dottie's memory to the Women in Military Service Memorial, Department 560, Washington, DC 20042-0560.