Dorothy DevittDorothy Ann Devitt was born May 8, 1924, to John J., Sr. and Anna (Hodul) Karney in the Roseland neighborhood on Chicago’s south side, where she grew to young womanhood. She attended the Van Vlissingen Elementary School and graduated from Fenger High School in 1942.
Dorothy Ann Devitt was born May 8, 1924, to John J., Sr. and Anna (Hodul) Karney in the Roseland neighborhood on Chicago’s south side, where she grew to young womanhood. She attended the Van Vlissingen Elementary School and graduated from Fenger High School in 1942.
Right after graduation, she married her high school sweetheart, R. William Joseph. The couple had two sons: William (1943) and James (1956).
In 1964, Dorothy married Russell Marks. They made their home in Country Club Hills, Ill., and later in rural Lockport, Ill.
After Russell’s death in 1986, Dorothy moved to Orland Hills, Ill. She married Donald Devitt Dec. 19, 1991. After his death in March of 2007 she lived in Orland Hills until she was diagnosed with lung cancer.
In January of 2009 she moved to Two Harbors to be near her son and his family. She lived in Bayview Apartments until her death Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010.
Dorothy worked for Acme Steel in Riverdale, Ill. until her retirement in 1989.
She loved square dancing and traveled extensively with her third husband, Donald, dancing in many states. She was a member of Living Waters Fellowship and Holy Spirit Catholic Parish, both in Two Harbors.
She is preceded in death by her husbands; her parents; and four brothers, John Jr., William, Edward, and George.
Those privileged to have shared her life include her sons, William (Petra) Joseph, of Woodbridge, Va., and James (Barbara) Joseph of Two Harbors; five grandchildren, Jennifer (Phillip) Jewell, Stephanie Joseph, Katrina Joseph, Christopher (Jordan) Joseph, and Katherine Joseph; and three great granddaughters, Mackenzie Joseph, McKenna Jewell, and Aubrynn Joseph. Also surviving are her cousins, Andrew and Evelyn Carney and Theodore Carney; special friends, Evelyn Lauletta and Bernice Pocius; her goddaughters, Barbara Karney Laban and Kathleen Pocius McDermott; several nieces and nephews; and her step-children, Thomas Devitt, Colleen (Jurgis) Karusa, Maureen Brock, Erin (John) Rivera, Donna Tabisz, Sean (Michelle) Devitt; 13 step grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.
A service begins at Living Waters Fellowship at 6 p.m. tonight with supper following in the fellowship hall.
A mass of Christian burial begins at 10 a.m. Saturday in Holy Spirit Catholic Church with refreshments following.
Visitation will be an hour prior to both services. Her remains will be transported at a later date for a memorial service and internment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Worth, Ill.
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