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“Our prayers are with John and his family.. We will all meet again.. ”
1 of 23 | Posted by: Brian Nereim - Winter Springs, FL

“Rest In Peace, Pat. You were one of my favorite people at P&W, You set a high standard for how people should treat their contemporaries. ”
2 of 23 | Posted by: John Anderson - CT - Friend

“I am sorry for your loss and have many fond childhood memories of weekend visits with the DeVore's. Our thoughts and prayers are with you John,...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Charlie Lehan - Greeneville, TN

“John, One memory I have is each Birthday/Christmas, Pat and I would send each other Gifts. After doing this for 30+ years, gift ideas are hard to...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Scheron Major - Royal Palm Beach, FL

“John, I was saddened to hear of Pat's passing. She was such a blessing to all who knew her. During all of the years at Pratt, it really feels like...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: William Bridges - Okatie, SC

“John, So sorry to hear of your loss. May God help you in this difficult time. Our blessings and prayers are with you and your family. ”
6 of 23 | Posted by: The Prevatts - Lutz, FL

“Dear John & Family, Pat was such a special and kind person the years that we worked with her at Pratt & Whitney. She was always so eager...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Larry & Dina Brister - Greenville, FL

“John i am sorry about Pat. God bless you and your family. verbie NeSmith ”
8 of 23 | Posted by: Verbie NeSmith - Coolidge, GA

“John, We were sorry to read about the passing of your wife Patracia. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
9 of 23 | Posted by: Carol Dean and Nan NeSmith - FL

“Thank you for your loving kindness toward my family and I. I will miss your unselfish love. I knew you would fill a void in my heart when I found out...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Janis - Wellington, FL

“Dear John and family, I met Pat at Pratt & Whitney long after you and she were good friends with my dear husband, Jim. She was always so dear and...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Katherine Rothgeb - Williston , FL

“John, Susan and I want to express our sorrow with the passing of your Wife Pat. Our Prayers and thoughts are with you during these trying days. ...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Jack Ruland - Clarks Summit, PA

“I worked with Pat during the PW1120 program at P&W. She was a special person and always very courteous. Pat called us all "sir" One day we went into...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Bill Parks - Loxahatchee, FL

“I will always treasure the time Pat and John visited us in California. Pat and Linda took a tour of the Gold Rush places in Silver City while John...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Bill Taylor - Pisgah Forest,, NC

“John, Our hearts go out to you for your loss of a wonderful and beautiful lady. We are happy that we were able to enjoy the company of Pat and...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Fred and Ruth Messina - FL

“John and Family, Pat was such a beautiful lady in all ways. I am so sorry for her suffering during the past 10 years--she always seemed so strong...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Mary Frances Dodd - Tampa, FL

“So sorry to lose Pat. Deepest sympathy to the family. ”
17 of 23 | Posted by: Kathy Caudill - Broad Brook, CT

“Dear John, You know how special you and Pat have always been to us. So many memories of your faithfulness and love. Pat was such a strong,brave...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Esther Bell - Carrollton, GA

“Pat will always be remembered by her friends and co-workers at Pratt & Whitney for the beautiful and kind and helpful lady and excellent secretary ...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Harriet Sanford - Stuart, FL

“My Nana was the best Nana I could ever ask for! She taught me how to be a lady. I still remember the last time we went to lunch, and how when I was...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Michelle - Wellington, FL

“I will always remember the help that Pat gave me for my reports for the club. She did it only to be helpful . Was always smiling no matter what the...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Rosemary Munn - Tequesta, Fl., FL

“Pat has always been an insperation to all of us though the years.. She always had a smile and words of encouragement. We will all miss her.. John...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: Penny Hull - Lake Mary, FL

“I have fond memories of "Aunt Pat" She was a woman of grace, and dignity. Her life reflected her beliefs and she was a woman to be admired. I will...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: Cindy Long - Clearwater, FL


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Patricia T. DeVore

Patricia T. DeVore lost her battle with Multiple Myeloma on March 3, 2012 after a courageous ten year fight. She was born in Sutton, Vermont on October 13, 1932 to Frances and Ivy Thayer. She grew up in Vernon, Connecticut and attended Rockville High School. She started working for Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, Connecticut and then transferred to the Florida Research and Development Center in 1960. She retired from Pratt & Whitney in 1997 after forty-two years of service. While at Pratt & Whitney she served on the Board of Directors of the Employees Club from 1974 to 1982 and again from 1989 through February of 1992 during which time she participated in the planning for the annual Christmas Party. She also developed the idea for an annual Luncheon and Fashion Show which she organized and presided over for several years. A number of these fashion shows were held at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach. During 1982 she served as Fundraising Chairperson for Florida Special Olympics District 10. She received many awards for her work at Pratt & Whitney over the years. On June 10, 2001 she was elected to the Rockville High School Wall of Fame in recognition of Scholarship, Leadership and Community Service. Upon retirement, she continued her volunteer work by serving as Program Chairman for the United Technologies Retirees' Club. She continued this for several years until dealing with the chemo for treatment of Multiple Myeloma took too much of her strength. She also served as a volunteer assistant to the first grade teacher at Jupiter Farms Elementary school for several hours two days each week. This continued until chemo treatments made it too uncertain when she would be available to assist. She loved working with first grade kids and was very sad when she had to stop. She was an avid reader and loved spending time at the library.

She was preceded in death by her son John Patrick Lehan and her life long friend and "Maid of Honor" Linda Taylor. She will forever live in the hearts of her loving husband of thirty-six years, John A. DeVore, son Michael Patrick Lehan (Janis), granddaughter Michelle Lynn Lehan, grandson Michael Patrick Lehan Jr., sisters Joan Boyd (John) and Alyce Ruffini (Charles) and brother Robert Thayer (Cecelia). She will also be greatly missed by her beloved Persian cats Jack, Sadie and Bear.

Friends are invited to meet with the family from 2-4 & 6-8 PM, Thursday, March 8, 2012 at the Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, 250 Center St., Jupiter, FL. A Celebration of her Life will be held at 11 AM, Friday, March 9, 2012 at the funeral home. Patricia will be laid to rest in Millwood Cemetery in Reddick, Florida at 2 PM, Saturday, March 10, 2012.

The family suggests contributions to Safe Harbor Animal Rescue, 185 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter, FL 33477. For directions and online condolences, please visit taylorandmodeen.com.

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