In memory of
Patrick J. Devine
Patrick J. Devine 1961—2016 Patrick J. Devine, 55, of Rockford passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2016, in his home. He was born August 5, 1961, in Rockford, the son of Millard and Eileen Devine. He graduated from East High School and then from NIU where he received his Bachelor's degree and his Illinois Teaching Certificate. He worked as a Corrections Officer for the Winnebago County Sheriff's Department. Survivors include his father, Millard; brothers, Jeff (Amie) Devine of Chicago and Noel (Terri) Devine of Roscoe; nephew, Nathan Devine of Rockford; nieces, Alisen (Braxton) O'Hearn and Natasha (Jon) Recknagel; and great-nephew, Liam Recknagel. Predeceased by his mother, Eileen; sister, Colleen Davis; and brother-in-law, Gary Davis. Visitation from 11 until 11:45 a.m. Friday, October 21, 2016, followed immediately by the Funeral Mass at noon in St. James Catholic Church, 428 N. 2nd Street, Rockford, with Father Leonard Jacobs Pastor officiating. Burial 1:30 p.m. Friday, October 21, at Calvary Cemetery. There will be an open late lunch/early dinner at St. James Church following the burial at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, any contributions in Pat's honor will be shared in part with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund http://www.nleomf.org/ . Arrangements completed by Fitzgerald Funeral Home Mulford Chapel. Express online condolences at www.fitzgeraldfh.com
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