1945 – 2016
Putnam – Edward J. Devlin, 71, of David Circle, died Monday, October 31, 2016 in Day Kimball Hospital. He was the loving husband of Jo Ellen (Kelly) Devlin. They were married November 25, 1967 in St. Mary Help of Christians Church in Pittston, PA. Born in Kingston, PA, he was the son of the late Edward G. and Agnes (Brennan) Devlin.
Mr. Devlin earned his undergraduate degree in 1967 from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA. In 1967 he became an English teacher for Tourtellotte Memorial High School and during that time he went on to earn his Master’s Degree and Sixth Year Certificate from the University of Connecticut. He retired from teaching English in 2002 after 35 dedicated years. Ed was also an instructor for the Scotti School of Defensive Driving for over 15 years. He was a lector and commentator for St. Mary Church and donated his time to the CT Mobile Food Pantry for four years. He was a lifelong fan and historian of Notre Dame and a follower of the Holy Cross Fathers. He attended Notre Dame football games since 1979.
In addition to his wife Jo Ellen, Ed was survived by his son, Sean Devlin and his wife Andrea (Beausoleil) Devlin of Putnam; his daughter, Jennifer Sack and her husband Eric of Owasso, OK; and his grandchildren, Evan Sack, Caitlin Sack, Megan Sack, Brady Devlin, and Nicholas Devlin.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Ed’s family from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 4, 2016 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. A gathering will begin in the funeral home at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 5, 2016 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 p.m. in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St, Putnam, CT. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to The Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West Brookline, MA 02445-7226 or to Daily Bread, 53 Grove St., Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.