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Mc Devitt, Robert Emmett November 6, 2021 - November 7, 2021

Robert Emmett Mc Devitt, age 85, of Hackettstown died Sunday, November 7, 2021 at Bridgeway Care and Rehab Center at Hillsborough.  Robert was born August 6, 1936 in Phillipsburg, NJ to the late John and Elizabeth (Mattes) Mc Devitt.

He served in the Army during the Vietnam War 1958-1964.  Robert was previously employed by Hackettstown Board Of Education as a Teacher retiring many years ago.  Robert was an avid Hunter, Fisherman and Painter.  He enjoyed making wine, cooking and spending time with his family.  In addition he was a fan of the Fighting Irish, GO Notre Dame!

He is survived by his devoted wife: Joan (O’Connell) Mc Devitt, his loving daughter, Cheryl Ferrigno and husband Phil, his cherished sons, Robert Mc Devitt, Brendan Mc Devitt and wife Monica, John Mc Devitt, a brother, Neil Mc Devitt and wife Patricia, his 10 grandchildren, Sarah, Nicolo, Olivia, Jasmine and husband Anthony, Sam and wife Cristina, Joshua, Keira, Robert Jr., Alex and Martin and great grandchildren, Gabriella, Jaxson, and August.

Visitation will be Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 10 am – 10:45 am at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 10 at Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Mary, 305 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Fr. Damian Tomiczek officiating.  Burial will be in Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Hackettstown following the mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Church Of The Assumption Of The Blessed Mary, 305 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840 for Mass intentions or to a charity of ones choice in memory of Robert.




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    Louis Murphy says

    Bob, you were a great teacher for my kids. You were a great friend & mentor in Co C 102nd in Hackettstown. Rest in peace. Lou Gil Murphy.

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      Cheryl daughter says

      Thank you! Means a lot to my family 😊

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    Joe Nitto says

    Rest In Peace. We spent time after school painting with Bob Ross in your room. Many happy memories.

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      Cheryl daughter says

      Thank you! Means a lot to my family 😊

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      Ken Farrell Jr. says

      Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the McDevitt family, Bob was my teacher of mine back in 1970, he was also in the national guards with our father, he was a great teacher and a great neighbor and friend of our family on Hurley Dr. R.I.P. Mr. McDevitt, God Bless the McDevitt family

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    Chrissy Mazzola says

    My deepest sympathy to the whole McDevitt family. My thoughts, prayers and love are with you at this difficult time. xoxo

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      Cheryl says

      Grateful for you love and support 🥰

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    Michele Uhl Thomas says

    To the McDevitt family… Mr McDevitt was my teacher. He was great teacher, and a great man. A lasting memory for me. May God bless him, and you all.

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      Cheryl says

      Thank you! Means a lot to our family❤️

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    martin O'Hora says

    To the McDevitt family,Bob was a wonderful teacher who played his part well.May God grant his family the Grace to accept his strengths with grace.

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      Cheryl says

      Thank you! Means a lot to our family❤️

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    Jeanette Newcomb says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim and Jeanette Newcomb

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    Chick Dimiceli says

    Sad to hear of the passing of Bob. Had some good hunting and fishing times together.He was a good friend.He will be missed God Bless

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    Nancy Braithwaite says

    I’m very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers with deep condolences.
    From your nursing colleague at Hackettstown Hospital many years ago.
    Nancy Braithwaite

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    Joseph A Clarke Jr says

    Cheryl I’m so sorry to see your father’s passing, I would like to extend my concerns condolences to your whole family, as your know my mother and sister both worked with your mother many years and thought the world of her. Please make special mention to your mother I’m thinking of her, God’s speed Robert !

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    Martin Walko says

    Please extend condolences to your family.
    Your dad sparked my interest in science & I am forever grateful.
    Martin Walko

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