The Life of Dorothy "Dottie" J. Devlin

               Dorothy J. Devlin
Dorothy "Dottie" Jane Devlin (nee Fitzpatrick) passed away on May 21,2023, at he age of 99, in Philadelphia, where she was born on June 3, 1923. She was a loving mother to Mandy Devlin Gabel (Bill) and Thomas Devlin, Jr. (Karen), grandmother of Jamie and Gregg Gottschling, Holly Gottschling Adelmann, Casey and Grant Devlin. She also had nine great-grandchildren.    
Dottie was a kind-hearted and unselfish person who loved nothing more than spending time with her family. She was known for her warm personality and her ability to make everyone feel important and welcome.She attended St. Martin of Tours elementary school and Frankford High School.    
During World War II Dotty worked at various factories for the war effort. After her children were older she worked as a sales person in many department stores, including Wanamaker's, Gimbel's, Stern"s and Macy's.
Dottie enjoyed reading the newspaper from cover to cover and doing the crossword puzzles every day. She was a parishioner at St. Cecilia's and later St. Matthew's in Conshohocken.
Dottie was enrolled in the Humanities Gifts Registry and the donation of her remains will be used to benefit science

There is a Memorial Mass May 26. 2023 at Holy Family Home
Contributions to Little Sisters at Holy Family Home 5300 Chester Ave Phila 19143 preferred




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Angel on Earth

Aunt Dottie was the epitome of an "Angel on Earth"! Always exuded kindness and positive feedback no matter who you were or what you talked to her about. My hair always looked nice... especially on those "bad hair days". She also told Nathan that she is saving him a special place in Heaven for giving her a ride to the Airport when we were at a wedding in San Diego years ago. I hope she knows he'll be looking for her when he gets there🤭...We are all very fortunate to have been touched by this angel, sad that she is gone but happy the angel is home and at peace now. Love you Aunt Dot 😘!  Bethan and Nathan

Posted by Bethan S on 05/25/2023