Obituary: Michael J. Devore, III, 48, of Fairfield

Fairfield-obt-devore-168x300Michael J. Devore, III, age 48, of Fairfield , passed away peacefully on May 15, 2013 in Bridgeport Hospital.

His memory will be embraced by his parents, Michael and John Ann Daniels Devore, of Brevard , NC; three sisters, Diane Devore, of Fairfield, Lisa Erickson, and her husband, Mark, of Marietta, GA, Laura Hollar, and her husband, John, of Marietta, GA; nieces and nephews, Alexander Rossetti, Celia Erickson, Caroline and Natalie Hollar; his brother-in-law, Joseph Rossetti; numerous dear friends and his beloved malamute, Gladys.

Michael grew up in Redding, and attended Joel Barlow High School , where he played football and forged lifelong friendships. He continued both his education and dedication to football at the University of West Virginia. A talented landscaper, he worked most recently as a property caretaker for a private estate. An avid New York Giants fan, Michael truly enjoyed time spent with his family and friends where he often shared his passion for candy. His big heart touched many people throughout his life, and will be fondly remembered.

His Memorial Mass will be celebrated on June 29, 2013 at 1 PM in St. Patrick’s Church in Redding Ridge. His interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be directed to: Bridgeport Hospital Foundation, 267 Grant Street, Bridgeport, CT 06610 (earmarked in his name for the Healing Garden ).

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