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Eileen F. Devaney

January 17, 1927 — December 31, 2021

Eileen F. Devaney died peacefully at the Mercy Center on December 31, 2021.

Born in the East End section of Wilkes-Barre on January 17, 1927, she was the daughter of Edward F. and Helen Flosser Devaney.

Eileen was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School and held degrees in Music from Misericordia and Marywood Universities. Before teaching music in the Wilkes-Barre Area Public schools for twenty-five years, she was the organist and music director at the former Holy Saviour Parish for several years. During that time, she was a member of numerous parish organizations. Following her retirement as a music teacher, she volunteered at the Mercy Hospital Gift Shop for more than ten years. During her recent residence at St. Luke’s Villa, she was a member of the Church of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception at the Parish of Our Lady of Fatima.

In addition to her parents, Eileen was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas E. Devaney, and her sisters Mary Cavanaugh, Sister Jeanne Marie Devaney, RSM, and Joan M. Finn. She is survived by her sister, Sister Anne Devaney, RSM of Dallas, PA, and many nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved. They were very much devoted to her and were always a source of great pride.

In addition to her love of music, Eileen enjoyed extensive travel to many European countries and Canada and most of the contiguous states of the US. She was an avid reader, gardener, and highly skilled bridge player.

Eileen’s family is deeply grateful for the excellent care she received at the Mercy Center Nursing Unit. Funeral services and burial will be private.

Donations to Mercy Center, PO Box 370, Dallas, PA 18612 will honor Eileen’s memory.

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