Michael P. Devlin, age 68, handed away out of the blue on Friday, November 10, 2023. Mike grew up a proud Townie, within the Bunker Hill tasks of Charlestown along with his beloved dad and mom, Michael and Barbara, and sister Kathleen. He beloved his household and their traditions, together with Irish soda bread and soccer on Sundays. His childhood was not all the time straightforward—his tales included hiding from packs of feral canine and dodging bullets in an armored automobile shootout. However his talent as a hockey defenseman took him to Malden Catholic (HOF ‘73) after which Northeastern College, the place he grew to become the primary in his household to graduate faculty. He performed within the Beanpot and took calls from 4 NHL groups the evening earlier than the draft.
Mike wasn’t drafted, however that was OK, as a result of he quickly met Noreen McCormack, who he married in 1981 and beloved for the remainder of his life. That they had two sons, Michael and Andrew, and their household later expanded to incorporate Michael’s spouse Emily Zubkoff and Andrew’s fiancé Erin Wholley. In 2022, Mike met his first grandchild, Miles, who he beloved sufficient in a yr to final a lifetime. Mike can be survived by his sister Kathleen Todd and her husband Stephen Todd, many brothers- and sisters-in-law, and nieces and nephews.
In 2016, Mike retired after 23 years as an Assistant Chief Juvenile Probation Officer within the Massachusetts courts. Earlier than that, he spent years working for the Division of Youth Companies. He lately started working half time at Braintree Excessive Faculty as a particular wants para-educator, which he discovered so rewarding. He was a hockey coach, mentor, and buddy to many youngsters all through his life.
Mike grew up in a tough place, however he by no means let it make him a tough particular person. He was fast to like and gradual to anger and he will likely be dearly missed.
Kin and mates are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, November fifteenth, from 3:00–7:00 PM within the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Dwelling, 845 Washington St., Braintree. A Funeral Mass will likely be held on Thursday, November sixteenth, at 10:00 AM in St. Clare Church, 1244 Liberty St., Braintree. Burial will likely be personal. In lieu of flowers, donations could also be made to the Braintree Excessive Faculty hockey program, consideration Mike Larkin, 128 City Road, Braintree, MA 02184.
For instructions or to go away a sympathy message for the household, go to www.cartwrightfuneral.com.
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