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Mary Belle Thiel DeVoe of Newfane, NY, passed away on August 22, 2017 in Binghamton, NY. She was born March 2, 1926 in Appleton, NY, and was the daughter of the late William and Mary (nee Peppenhagen) Thiel.
Mary was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Ridgewood, NY. She traveled extensively with her husband during his military service in World War II and was proud of her contributions to the war effort riveting planes. For many years she worked at Zehr's Farm Market in Newfane, where she was able to enjoy gardening, which was one of her special interests. Other hobbies included creating art, decorating, collecting antiques and entertaining guests with Fred for many years at their cottage in Wilson, NY. She and Fred retired to Naples, Florida during the winters, and returned north to their family during the summers, spending many happy years with their children, grandchildren and friends.
Mary had a special love for her grandchildren that was only matched by her love for her sons, and she was always available to help her family when needed.
Mary was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Frederick DeVoe, who passed away on June 20, 2008. She was also predeceased by her brother, Edward; sisters, Grace and Anna; and granddaughter, Joy (Jerrod) Trudell. She is survived by her sons, Bruce (Jacky) DeVoe of Binghamton, NY, and Gary (Sandy) DeVoe of Alexander, NY; as well as her sister, Alice Wills of Lockport, NY. Also surviving her are four grandchildren, Chad (Courtney) DeVoe of Freeville, NY, Sara (Seth) Culver of Sayre, Pa., Adam DeVoe of Binghamton, NY, Daniel DeVoe of New York City; six great-grandchildren, Emily Trudell, Solara and Lyra DeVoe, Sawyer Culver, and Maverick and Maggie DeVoe; and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may call at the RUTLAND-CORWIN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2670 Main St., Newfane, NY, on Monday, August 28, 2017 from 11 AM - 1 PM, where funeral services will be held at 1 PM. Burial will be in Wrights Corners Cemetery.
Please visit rutland-corwin.com to send the family a condolence.
Published on August 24, 2017
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