, Salem, MA

July 12, 2013

Blanche J. Devaney, 88

Naples, FL — Blanche Josephine (Iavolo) Devaney, 88, of Naples, Fla., wife of the late John W. Devaney, died on Monday, July 8, 2013, at the North Collier Hospital in Naples, Fla.

Mrs. Devaney was born in Boston, on March 10, 1925, daughter of Fernando and Marion (Leczczinska) Iavolo. She was raised and educated in East Boston, and moved to Peabody at age 21. Following her retirement in 1991, Blanche moved to Naples, Fla.

Blanche was employed for 20 years for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as supervisor of Parks & Rinks until her retirement in 1991. Blanche loved Christmas time and she would hold a Children’s Day where she displayed her Christmas Villages and decorations. She enjoyed painting on glass, embroidery, crocheting and knitting as hobbies.

Blanche is survived by a daughter, Sandra M. Daniels of Peabody; a son, John W. Devaney II and his wife, Linda, of Naples; her grandchildren, Christina Daniels, Tracy Collins, Laurie Pelletier, Jason Daniels, Candice Devaney, Mark Devaney and Eric Devaney; 9 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren, Jaiden Noelle Devaney and William Harrison Devaney; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her children, Dolores Devaney, Mary Ann Page, Robin Devaney, John W. Devaney Jr., and Jacqueline Devaney; and her siblings, Joseph “Bucky” Iavolo, Angelo Iavolo, Palma Dullea and Constance Calo.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, July 14, 2103, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. Her funeral will be held on Monday, July 15, 2013, at 9 a.m. from the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Ann Church, 140 Lynn St., Peabody. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. Please visit for directions, online obituary and memorial guest book.