Eileen W. Devereux


LEWISTON – Eileen W. Devereux, 94, the youngest of nine children of Mary (Connelly) Wade and Charles Wade, died Dec. 31, in Lewiston.

She was born in Lewiston on July 16, 1912, and was a lifelong Lewiston resident. She graduated from St. Patrick’s and Lewiston High School. She was employed in the office of the Androscoggin Mill after high school, until she became active in her nephew’s insurance business, Longley Associates, until her retirement.

She married her high school “best friend” in June 1945. Ray passed away on Oct. 8, 1998. She and Ray enjoyed many summers at their cottage on Sabattus Lake.

She was a lifelong member of St. Patrick’s Church and a member of the Rosary Sodality and an active participant in her earlier years for their Christmas fairs. She was a devoted, caring aunt to her many nieces and nephews.

Survivors include her nieces and nephews, Marguerite Longley Murphy, Constance Longley Roux, Bernard Sturtevant, Betty Sturtevant, Charles and John Wade.

She was predeceased by her eight siblings, Catherine Longley, Mary Wade, Elizabeth Sturtevant, William Wade, Charles Wade Jr., John Wade, Edward Wade and Margaret Mahon; and nieces and nephews, Francis Longley, Mary Longley, Gov. James Longley, Eileen Longley Bradbury, John Sturtevant, William Wade and Patricia Wade.