Annie Elva (Devenney) McCoy

Annie Elva (Devenney) McCoy, 83, of Enfield, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Hartford Hospital, Hartford. Annie was the beloved wife of 57 years to Edward C. McCoy and daughter of the late James and Ellen (McGinley) Devenney.

She was born on Sept. 25, 1929, in Lifford, Donegal County, Ireland, and had resided in Enfield since 1964. A dedicated and loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Annie devoted her life to caring for her family and home. Elva was a member of Holy Family Church in Enfield.

Besides her loving husband, Ed, Elva is survived by two sons, James McCoy of Enfield and Col. Edward D. McCoy, U.S. Army retired, and his wife, Karen, of Montclair, Va.; her two beloved grandsons, Edward and Patrick; and beloved granddaughter, Connor; her two brothers, James Devenney of England and Hugh Devenney of Ireland; along with many nieces and nephews. Elva was predeceased by a brother, Daniel Devenney, and a sister, Angela Brindisi.

There are no calling hours.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Elva will be celebrated on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at 11 a.m. in Holy Family Church, 23 Simon Road, Enfield. Those who will be attending are asked to go directly to church. Interment will be at the convenience of her family in Ireland.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her memory may be made to a .

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Feb. 21 to Feb. 25, 2013