Betty Devine

Betty P. Devine

1927 - 2019

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Obituary of Betty P. Devine

Betty P. Devine passed away into the hands of Our Lord on November 26,2019.

She was born on December 19, 1927 in Tucson, AZ. She attended Tucson High School and graduated in 1945.

She was a longtime employee of Tucson Newspapers, for 48 years. She is survived by James M. Divine, her husband of 58 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Concha Polito; her brother, Sam Polito; son Michael Montiel; and daughter Suzanne Montiel. She is survived by her son Steve Montiel and his wife Elyse; daughters Catherine Devine and Nancy Garcia; daughter-in-law Molly Montiel, Michael’s widow; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren.

There are also several nieces and nephews.

She was a “road-warrior,” in many ways. After retirement, Betty and her good friend Rose Huot, also a long-time employee of Tucson Newspapers, made a 7,000-mile road trip through Canada and the United States. She partnered with Mike Devine on numerous courier trips, including some across several states.

Visitation and the Rosary are scheduled for Friday, November 29, 2019 at Angel Valley Funeral Home at 2545 N. Tucson Blvd. Visitation is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the Rosary is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

A Mariachi Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at San Cosme Chapel, 460 W. Simpson St., Tucson, AZ 85701, followed by burial at Holy Hope Cemetery, 3535 N. Oracle Road.

Afterward, there will be a reception at San Cosme, from approximately 1 to 3 p.m.

Betty had emphasized that she wanted everyone to wear bright colors in the spirit of a celebration of life.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Clothe a Child, care of Tucson BPOE 385, Clothe a Child, 1800 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85705, or to another charitable organization of your choice.

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