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Devereaux, Peter C. Of North Andover, MA, age 52, Marine, Boxer, Male Breast Cancer Awareness Advocate and Long Distance Runner. After a long battle with male breast cancer, Peter passed away surrounded by his dedicated family. Pete was the son of Edward and Theresa Devereaux, and grew up in Peabody. He was a champion Golden Gloves boxer and a fantastic endurance athlete. Pete served his country proudly as a U.S. Marine. He was a hands-on guy who was a skilled landscaper and later a machinist. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, Pete became a tireless advocate for breast cancer awareness, speaking all over the country. Pete is survived by his devoted wife, Fiona Maguire and daughter, Jackie; brothers, Paul, Ed and Joe; sisters, Debra, Cathy and Theresa, and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to calling hours on August 24, 2014 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third Street, NORTH ANDOVER, MA. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Michael's Church, 196 Main Street, North Andover, MA. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Salem, MA. For online condolences, please visit our website at: www.contefuneralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Peter C. Devereaux Fund, TD Bank North, 451 Andover Street, North Andover, MA 01845.
Published in The Boston Globe on Aug. 23, 2014
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