Peter J. Devine(1937 - 2012)

Peter J. Devine

Peter J. Devine, 75 of Hockessin, DE, passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 after a long battle with multiple sclerosis.

Peter was born in Wilmington, DE on October 8, 1937 to the late Peter and Virginia "Babe" Devine. He was a graduate of Salesianum High School and Goldey Beacom College. Peter had a long, successful career in car sales with several dealerships in the area and went on to instruct sales training throughout the Unites States.

Peter is survived by his wife of 32 years, Joan (Ebbecke) Devine; his children, Stephen Brooks and wife, Joyce, Paula Brooks and Christopher Brooks and wife, Michele; his grandchildren, Lisa Killian, Jacob Brooks and Olivia Brooks; and great granddaughters, Haley and Brooke Killian.

Friends are invited to visit at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek on Tuesday, December 4 from 5:00 - 7:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Road, Wilmington on Wednesday, December 5 at 10:00AM. Interment will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Kennett Square.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Peter may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2 Mill Road, Suite 106, Wilmington, DE 19806 (

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Doherty Funeral Homes - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 999-8277

Published in The News Journal from Dec. 2 to Dec. 3, 2012