William Clark Devereux
1931 - 2021
BORN
1931
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Peterson-Bassi Chapels - Chicago
6938 West North Avenue
Chicago, IL
William Clarke Devereux, beloved husband of Patricia McGowan, passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at the age of 90, after succumbing to the cancer he had so valiantly battled. Clarke is survived by his beloved wife, Patricia, and his seven children, Mary Pat, Monica (Chris Columbus), Clare (James) Roche, Clarke (Kathleen), Aimee, Doyle (Meredith), and Elizabeth, and his eighteen adored grandchildren. Clarke is survived by his loving sisters, Sr. Margaret Devereux, BVM, and Marilyn (the late Joseph) Lawlor, and his brother, Joseph (Joan) Devereux, and by Maureen (the late Martin) McGowan, and many nieces and nephews. Clarke was preceded in death by his beloved granddaughter, Angela Devereux Ebzery. Clarke was born in Chicago on May 18, 1931, to William Patrick Devereux and Margaret McCormick Devereux. Clarke was a proud 1949 graduate of St Ignatius. Clarke served in the army as a first sergeant in Korea, returning to graduate from Loras College. In 1956 Clarke married Patsy McGowan, his senior prom date and the love of his life. Clarke and Pat raised their family in Oak Park and River Forest. Clarke enjoyed supporting his children's schools, teams, and activities. He founded the Devco Foil Stamping and Embossing Company, and enjoyed his side career appearing in over ten films, including "Home Alone," "Mrs. Doubtfire," and "Adventures in Babysitting." Clarke was a constant as an usher at the 10:30 Mass at St. Luke, in River Forest, only missing when he was traveling the world with his beloved Patsy. Clarke, or Pa, as he was known to those who loved him most, will be sorely missed but will remain in our hearts forever. Visitation Friday 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Peterson-Bassi Chapels 6938 W. North Ave. Friends are asked to meet Saturday at St. Luke Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Information contact 773.637.4441 or www.petersonfuneralhome.com


Published by Chicago Tribune on Nov. 24, 2021.
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Nov
26
Visitation
3:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Peterson-Bassi Chapels - Chicago
6938 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL
Nov
27
Mass of Christian Burial
10:00a.m.
St. Luke Church
IL
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Sharon & I would like to extend our sympathies to the Devereux Family. Clark was my sponsor for confirmation. We "caught" his movie career & commented "That's my cousin". He will be forever remembered.
Tom & Sharon Sible
Tom & Sharon SIBLE
Family
December 1, 2021
Pat, I ll always remember a fun, caring family man.
Pat Laird
November 29, 2021
We were deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Clarke. He was such a wonderful man, actor and patriot. Tessa and I were honored to have known and Tessa loved working with him on Doug's Christmas. Sending prayers and hugs from the Kruczek family.
Stacey and Tessa Kruczek
Friend
November 29, 2021
The entire Devereux family will be in my thoughts and prayers. So many fond memories of Clark over the years dating back to our days at St. Ignatius.
Vince Maher
Friend
November 26, 2021
Mom& Pa, we love you forever
Aimee, Desta & Mimi
Family
November 26, 2021
Mary Pat, Monica, and Booey, So sorry about your dad. Stay strong together. Please extend my sympathy to your mom and all the Devereaux´s. Mary Barrett
Mary Barrett
Friend
November 25, 2021
My mom, Mariruth Brandstrader Gawne, was always proud of her Devereux relatives, her mother's family and she spoke of them often...but, except for our Grandma B, we wouldn't have known any of them if it weren't for Clarke and Father Bill Devereux who was at St. Martha's in Morton Grove. And how wonderful they were! Clarke brought the family census increase with a beautiful kindly wife, a woman you couldn't help but want to get to know, and then kids who were everything you would want cousins to be - warm, fun-loving, interesting, accomplished, and beautiful and handsome on top of that. Under whatever circumstances you met them, they were consistently warm, engaging people. I will miss seeing Clarke at random times and places around town, especially Grandma Sally's. We've had a rich life in great measure because of belonging to a big family and Clarke did us all proud, always with Pat at his side. They set the bar pretty high for all of us who were aware of their wonderful example, a blessing for all of us.
Christine Gawne Vernon
November 24, 2021
Dear Devereux Clan,
Sincere condolences to you all. Clarke was larger than life! I have great St Luke memories.

Jacquelyn Schiewe
Jacquelyn Schiewe
Friend
November 24, 2021
Right now Im sure he and my father are comparing notes on their service in two different conflicts...so proud to have known them both....
So many great memories of our Uncle Clarke...
Family
November 24, 2021
So very sorry to hear about Clarke. Fond memories of Pat and Clark when their children Aimee,Clarke and Doyle were students at Boston College together with my Son Mike. Always admired his devotion to his faith and his family.
Dick Antonello
Friend
November 24, 2021
Our sympathy and special prayers for Clarke and all his family and friends.
Sr. Rosemary & the Residents of Misericordia Home
November 24, 2021
My condolences. Mr. Devereau was an outstanding man. My parents also thought very highly of him.
Jack Bailey
Friend
November 24, 2021
Clarke Devereux
November 23, 2021
Clarke Devereux
November 23, 2021
The Best
Clarke Devereux
November 23, 2021
Clarke Devereux
November 23, 2021
Clarke Devereux
November 23, 2021
A Life well lived ...
Clarke Devereux
November 23, 2021
Kathleen Cronin
November 23, 2021
I'll include your family in my prayers during this difficult time. God bless.
Michael Mengarelli
November 23, 2021
Brendan and Kay Wilson
November 23, 2021
Dani Garcia and family
November 23, 2021
Dan Lewis
November 23, 2021
Sending prayers for peace and support and may loving warm reflections comfort the entire family.
Patricia Lewis
Family
November 23, 2021
Thomas Brandstrader
November 23, 2021
Thanks for the Halloween ghost stories back in the 1970´s Mr. Devereux. God Bless the Devereux family.
Dennis O'Bryan
Friend
November 23, 2021
Dear Devereux Cousins-- My earliest memory of your father was a man devoted to his family and his children, a man of deep faith, genuine warmth and great humor. A man so many of us looked up to and admired, an outstanding role model we hoped to one day emulate (and the same could be said for your wonderful mother). Beloved by so many. May your happy and beautiful memories of your Dad provide you with comfort in the days ahead. With love, Martin Gawne
Martin Gawne
November 22, 2021
You fought the good fight Mr. D!
Clarke Devereux
Family
November 22, 2021
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