William J. Devino
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William J. Devino
William J. Devino
MIDDLEBURY, CT- William J. Devino, 70, of Wilmington, VT, died after a brief illness at the home of his brother, surrounded by the comfort of his family.

Mr. Devino was born January 22, 1944, in Waterbury, the son of the late Paul and Kathryn (Eagan) Devino. He was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School, Class of 1961, and continued his studies at Saint Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield, Saint Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, MD, as well as Fairfield University in Fairfield, where he earned his two master’s degrees in theology, and secondary education.

Mr. Devino was a Sulpician priest and spent over 30 years as an educator. He taught at St. Edward Seminary in Kenmore, WA, Carol College in Helena, MT, and spent many years at Twin Valley High School in Wilmington, VT, where he was awarded Vermont Teacher of the Year four years in a row.

Mr. Devino loved his students and had a passion for teaching. He was always willing to help any of his students who were struggling by providing them individual instruction, assisting them to achieve their goals. He loved literature, and enjoyed reading, watching old movies, and traveling. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to surround himself with family and friends while singing, laughing, and playing the piano. Among his survivors Mr. Devino leaves his brother, Ralph “Buzzy” Devino, of Middlebury; his nieces and nephews, Michael Devino and William Devino, of Middlebury, Monica Devino-Donofrio and her husband Steven, of Shelton, Susan Devino-Moriarty and her husband Michael, of Waterbury, Kathryn Harnish and her husband George, of Middlebury, and Patricia Hall and her husband David, of Orange. In addtion, great-nieces and-nephews, Bridget Guerrera, Steven Guerrera, Sean Harnish, Kiley Harnish, Matthew Devino, Jessica Devino, and great-great-niece, Sofia Koury.

Funeral services for Mr. Devino were held on Tuesday, July 29, at 10 am.

In lieu of flowers contributions in Mr. Devino’s memory may be made to Saint Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

To extend online expressions of sympathy to the family or for additional information kindly visit www.eastsidememorial.com.
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Kayla L
October 06, 2015
Mr. Devino was my English teacher through out my years at Twin Valley High. I am very sad to hear of his passing. Many of us students were nervous to be in his class because he was a strict teacher, but he was passionate about his job and was a great teacher. Twin Valley High school students benefited a great deal from his style of teaching. I am glad I was able to learn under him and still often thought of him from time to time. Thank you for all of your knowledge Mr. Devino.

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