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James C. Deveney Jr.


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James C. Deveney Jr. Obituary
DEVENEY, James C. Jr. Of Manchester-By-The-Sea, MA, died January 10, 2019, following a courageous battle with cancer. Jim was born February 12, 1942, at Massachusetts General Hospital, the son of J. Campbell Deveney and Ursula (Colton) Deveney. He grew up in Swampscott, attended Swampscott High School, Governor Dummer Academy from which he graduated in 1960, and Brown University, graduating in 1964. At Brown, Jim played Varsity Hockey for three years and Captained the Golf Team. Following Service in the United States Coast Guard, and inspired by mentors at Governor Dummer, Jim commenced a lifelong career in education, teaching and coaching at Lawrence Academy in Groton, Pingree School in South Hamilton, and B.B. & N. in Cambridge. At Pingree, he was the founding Boys Athletic Director and an Inaugural Inductee into its Athletic Hall of Fame; the school has named a hockey trophy, a field, and a golf tournament in his honor. Jim served as a Trustee at Governor Dummer and an Overseer at Pingree. As a teacher, Jim's discipline was mathematics, but he strongly believed that student-athletes learned life's most important lessons on the playing field and in the locker room. An exceptional golfer, Jim was a member at Tedesco Country Club, Essex County Club, Kittansett, and Old Palm, in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, serving as Golf Chairman at Essex and Old Palm. He won multiple Club Championships in five consecutive decades, and competed in U.S.G.A., New England and Massachusetts State Events. In his book "The Green & Gold Coast: The History of Golf on Boston's North Shore", Gary Larrabee included Jim among "The North Shore's Golden Hundred", "the one hundred men and women who have represented North Shore golf with distinction in the region and beyond." He also served as President of the Hickory Shafts, a distinguished group dedicated to the traditions of golf. A resident of Manchester for almost fifty years, Jim leaves behind his beloved wife Sharon of twenty-eight years and a sister Joan Lovejoy of Wenham. At Jim's request, Services were private. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Solimine Funeral Homes, LYNN, MA. Donations in Jim's memory can be made to Massachusetts General Hospital, Pancreas Research Center, c/o Dr. Carlos Fernandez,15 Parkman Street, ACC 460, Boston, MA 02114. Online guestbook at www.solimine.com
Published in The Boston Globe on Jan. 14, 2019
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