St. Margaret’s Janet Devereux enjoyed the opera and Austen

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Lifelong Riverdalian Janet M. Devereux died on Dec. 24. She was 75. 

Ms. Devereux grew up on Delafield Avenue and was a longtime parishioner at St. Margaret of Cortona Church. She attended local schools, including St. Margaret of Cortona School, Elizabeth Seton High School in Yonkers and the College of Mount Saint Vincent. 

She enjoyed the arts and loved to travel. She listened to Irish music, attended the Metropolitan Opera, visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art and appreciated the writings of Jane Austen, her family said.

Ms. Devereux worked as an administrative assistant in the insurance industry until her retirement 10 years ago. 

Her surviving sisters, Dorothy Bigley, Grace DaCorta and Rita Sgammato, brother-in-law Jack Sgammato and her 28 nieces and nephews fondly remember her quiet, pleasant and generous nature.

Ms. Devereux was pre-deceased by her parents Mary Catherine McCormack and William T.P., as well as her brothers, Thomas and William, and sisters Mary, Nancy and Eleanor.

A visitation was held on Dec. 29 at Riverdale-on-Hudson Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Margaret of Cortona Church and interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Yonkers.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests sending donations to Calvary Hospital, 1740 Eastchester Road, Bronx, N.Y. 10461.

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