James M. Devoe Jr, passed away suddenly at home on April 30, 2017 after being stricken ill at his home. He leaves behind his wife of 26 years, “The Lovely” Joyce E. Jahrling-Devoe.
Jim was born in Newton on November 1, 1954 to the late James “Putsie” M. Devoe Sr. and Barbara (Massie) Devoe. He was raised in Waltham and was a graduate of the Class of 1972. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1974 where he served as part of the submarine service. He rode on the Nautillus, Grayling and the Nathanael Greene 636 until 1986. After leaving the Navy he stayed in touch with the “Greene” submarine veterans during their reunions. Jim worked at Boston College in the Dining Services division for the past 30 years, a job which he loved and enjoyed meeting all of the new students. He enjoyed going to sporting events, especially BC mens ice hockey and had season tickets for many years to both BC hockey and football. He especially enjoyed seeing BC beat Notre Dame in South Bend, IN 41-39 in 1993.
In addition to his wife he is survived by his two sons James M. Devoe III and Thomas R. Devoe as well as his daughter Diane R. Devoe. He is also survived by his mother in law June D. Jahrling; his sisters Marcia Delaney and her husband Michael and Christine Tufts and her husband Charles; his three brothers Michael and his wife Jeannette; Steven and his wife Lynn and Paul Devoe as well as his uncle, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. He was pre-deceased by his father in law Raymond C. Jahrling.
Calling hours will be held on Friday May 5th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a service at 6:30 p.m. in the Tighe Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel, 48 Central Street, Hudson.