William J. Devereaux

October 24, 2017

Devereaux, William Obituary

William J. Devereaux, known as “Billy”, passed away peacefully at age 69 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 surrounded by his family.  The son of the late John and Mildred (Wilkinson) Devereaux, he was born on June 29, 1948 in Englewood, NJ, and was then raised in Fort Lee, NJ.  

William was a Vietnam War veteran who proudly served in the 129th Assault Helicopter Company.  He then served for 27 years as a firefighter on Truck 12 for the Newark Fire Department, Newark, NJ before retiring.  He was a proud a member of the Marsch Kellogg American Legion Post 139, Milford, PA, the Vietnam Veterans of America and the Essex Emerald Society.  Bill was a passionate bagpipe player and throughout his retirement, enjoyed hunting, fishing, training his English Setters, watching Yankees baseball and John Wayne movies.  

He leaves behind his beloved wife, Elizabeth Devereaux; daughter, Kimberly Maurer, her husband Brian and grandchildren, Caitlyn and Declan.  Bill’s ability to bring people together was incredible and he will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by many family and friends.

Friends may call on Stroyan’s Funeral Home, 405 W. Harford St., Milford, PA 18337 on Sunday, October 29, 2017 to pay respects from 4 to 8 p.m.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with Rev. Alfred Vito officiating on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Saint Patrick’s Church, 111 East High St., Milford, PA 18337.

Memorial donations may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice Foundation, 248 E. Chestnut Hill Rd., Suite 4, Newark, DE 19713 or Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave. New York, NY 10065.

Arrangements made by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 W. Harford Street, Milford, PA (stroyanfuneralhome.com).




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October 29, 2017
4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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Stroyan Funeral Home

405 W. Harford Street
Milford, PA 18337
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October 30, 2017
11:00 a.m.

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Saint Patrick’s Church

111 East High Street
Milford, PA 18337
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