Milford – Mr. Joseph P. Deveaux, of Milford, formerly of Waltham, died Monday, July 18, 2022 in his home. He was 84 years old.
Joe was born in the Bronx, New York, on May 10, 1938, a son of the late David and Sophie (Doucette) Deveaux. Raised in Waltham, he was a graduate of Waltham High School with the class of 1956.
Joe was very active as a young man and had captained his high school football team. It's there where he caught the eye of one of the cheerleaders, Phyllis Joyal, and the two were an instant match. Following their graduation, Joe enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and Phyllis headed into the work force but their love never wavered. Upon his discharge Joe and Phyllis married in Saint Mary's Church on February 7, 1959 and spent more than fifty-nine wonderful years together until Phyllis' death on June 23, 2018.
The pair made Waltham their home where they would raise their three children. They were faithful communicants of Saint Jude Parish and were members of the Couples Club where they made many lifelong friendships. A move in 1997 brought them to Milford where they quickly immersed themselves in the community. They became parishioners of Saint Matthew's Church in Southborough and were active in the Parkinson's Group in Ashland.
Joe had worked for many years at the Hewlett-Packard Company. His retirement in 1998 afforded him the ability to spend time with his family. He was especially happy any time his grandchildren were near. He loved watching them grow and was so proud of each of their accomplishments.
In addition to his beloved wife, Phyllis, Joe was predeceased by his siblings, George Deveaux, Eileen Forster and Helen Creonte.
He leaves his children, Denise M. Corcoran (Timothy, Sr.) of Milford, Kenneth J. Deveaux (Jane Braun) of Mashpee, and Linda A. Parke (Gregory) of Windham, New Hampshire; his grandchildren, Timothy, Jr. and Patrick Corcoran, Jillian and Genevieve Deveaux, and Keegan, Travis, and Ryan Parke; his brothers, Ray Deveaux of California and Donald Deveaux of Waltham and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor and remember Joe's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Thursday, July 21st from 4 to 7 p.m. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday morning at 10 a.m. in Saint Matthew's Church, 105 Southville Road, Southborough. Burial will be private.
Memorial donations may be made in Joe's name to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 or at www.michaeljfox.org