Joan Ebbecke Devine of West Grove

Joan Ebbecke Devine

Joan Ebbecke Devine

Joan Ebbecke Devine, 77, of West Grove, died Monday, Dec. 9, at her residence. She was the wife of Peter J. Devine, who died in 2012, and with whom she shared 28 years of marriage.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Hubert and Marie Basciani Ebbecke.

Joan was an elementary school teacher at Our Lady of Fatima in New Castle. She retired in 1999, after 25 years of teaching. Before working as a teacher, she worked in the family business, Ebbecke’s Mushrooms, Inc. and later owned Devon Mushrooms.

She attended Assumption BVM Church in West Grove.

Joan enjoyed being with her family, arts and crafts, and had many projects on the table

She is survived by her three children, Stephen Brooks and his wife Joyce of Avondale, Paula Brooks of Bowers Beach, Del. and Christopher Brooks and his wife Michele of Thornton; one sister, Patricia Reitmeyer of Bowers Beach; three grandchildren, Lisa, Jacob, and Olivia; three great grandchildren, Haley, Brooke and Alan; two nieces, Deborah and Susan, and a special nephew, David and his wife Karen.

You are invited to visit with Joan’s family and friends from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18,, at Assumption BVM Church, 300 State Road in West Grove. Her funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m. Burial will be private.

In memory of Joan, a contribution may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York NY 10163

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Arrangements by the Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home, West Grove.

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