portrait picture for Elinor B. Devine

Calling Hours:

Monday, January 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Collins Funeral Home.Mass:Tuesday, January 22 at 10 a.m. in St. Philip Church, 1 Father Conlon Place, Norwalk, Connecticut.

Interment:

St. John Cemetery, 223 Richard Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut.

Contributions:

Donations in Ellie’s memory may be made to the Kelly Devine Memorial Scholarship Fund (make payable to Lovejoy & Rimer Trustee), care of Lovejoy & Rimer, 65 East Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut or St. Philip Roman Catholic Church, 1 Father Conlon Place, Norwalk, Connecticut.

Elinor B. Devine


September 8, 1920 ~ January 17, 2019

Elinor B. Devine, 98, wife of the late Robert B. Devine of Norwalk, Connecticut died on January 17, 2019 at Brightview on New Canaan.

Born on September 8, 1920 in Stamford, Connecticut, she was the daughter of the late Frank P. Barrett and Frances D. Barrett.

Mrs. Devine attended Grey Court School in Stamford, Connecticut and received an associate’s degree from Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York. She was a charter member of St. Philip’s Parish, a longtime member of Shorehaven Golf Club (where she was awarded honorary membership status) and was active for 38 years on the Women’s Board of the Norwalk Hospital.

Known for hosting large family gatherings at her beloved home on West Rocks Road, Ellie was always the “life of the party” who enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. She is survived by her sister Mary Barrett Cleary and her five children: D’Arcy Haskins of Danbury, Connecticut, Peter Devine (Sharon) of Bridgewater, New Hampshire, Jay Devine (Cathy) of Norwalk, Connecticut, Bing Devine of Stamford, Connecticut, daughter-in-law Sheila Devine of Norwalk, Connecticut and Cissy Armstrong (Tom) of Milford, Connecticut. She is survived by 14 grandchildren: Michael Haskins, Rebecca Coutre, Matthew Devine, Sarah Devine, Kevin Devine, Dan Devine, Rob Devine, Kim Devine, Shannon Devine, Chris Devine, D’Arcy Devine, Alex Armstrong, and Valerie Armstrong. She is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren: Maggie, Emmett, Will, Bridget, Ryan, Evan, Fiona, Emma, Audrey, Sam, Delilah and Kay. She is predeceased by her husband Robert B. Devine, her son Timothy “Tex” Devine, her granddaughter Kelly Devine and her son-in-law William Haskins. The family would like to extend its heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Brightview, Constellation Hospice Services, and Angelic Elderly Care for the wonderful care Ellie received.

Friends may call on Monday, January 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 22 at 10 a.m. in St. Philip Church, 1 Father Conlon Place, Norwalk, Connecticut. Interment will follow in St. John Cemetery, 223 Richard Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut. Donations in Ellie’s memory may be made to the Kelly Devine Memorial Scholarship Fund (make payable to Lovejoy & Rimer Trustee), care of Lovejoy & Rimer, 65 East Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut or St. Philip Roman Catholic Church, 1 Father Conlon Place, Norwalk, Connecticut.

  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Devine Family.
    Chuck & Sue Balocca

    January 18, 2019
    Chuck & Sue Balocca -
  • My sincere condolences to the Devine family. I went to Central Catholic HS with Tim and Cissy. I have all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

    January 19, 2019
    Diane McSweeney-Allen -
  • Our sincerest thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to you Sean and your entire family. May her soul rest in eternal peace

    January 21, 2019
    Elaine and Griffin Stover -
  • Jay and D’Arcy,

    Like everyone who ever knew your mom, she always made me feel welcomed in her home. That house just radiated her warmth. My sincere condolences.

    January 21, 2019
    Bill Burke -
  • Condolences on loss of your Mom. She was a very nice lady.

    January 22, 2019
    Marcia McElroy -
  • I loved Ellie. Such a smart, sweet lady. My deepest condolences to the Devine family.

    January 22, 2019
    Hilde Doherty -
  • I have fond memories of Mrs Devine making hot chocolate for myself and Tim on nights I would visit and keep Tim company flooding the
    Lot for ice skating. The dog Spooky would be skidding all over the place on the ice with us. It was freezing and January as I was home on break from college. My sympathies to your family. You have endured more untimely passings than a family should and I send my heart and condolences to you all.
    “H”

    March 19, 2019
    Don “H” Herring -
  • I have just this moment see this obituary and I’m heartbroken for 18 years I was the next door neighbor of Mary Barrett Cleary on Friars Lane and Stanford having just recently sold the house a couple years ago and I didn’t know what was going on with Mary anymore and I’m just so sad to know that Ellie is gone what a sweet kind lady my heart goes out to your family

    March 27, 2019
    Tim Gordon -
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