Warren E. Devault, Sr, 92, of Worcester and formerly of Marlborough passed away peacefully with family by his side on Saturday October 22, 2016 in the Odd Fellows Home. He leaves his wife of 70 years, Geraldine Y. (Earley) Devault, three sons, Warren E. "Skip" Devault, Jr, of Northborough, Phillip J. Devault and his wife Nancy of Lakewood, CO, and Paul J. Devault and his wife Roberta of Clarkdale, AZ, a daughter, Linda M. McLaughlin and her husband John of Newbury, NH, eight grandchildren, Carol Mathewson of Worcester; Jesse Devault of Burlington, Sean McLaughlin of NH, Christopher Devault, Deidre Motys and Benjamin Devault all of CO, Tim Hannon of Framingham and Terryn Renaud of Northborough; 13 great-grandchildren, Christopher, Noah, Brennen, Samantha, Lexi, Hunter, Aiden, Lilliana, Kinsley, Cooper, Savannah, Evy and Ava. He also leaves a brother, Kenneth Devault and his wife Millie of Oxford, a sister, Earline Poirier of California and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Arthur Devault and a sister Dorothy Dunlop. Warren was born in Worcester a son of the late Arthur H. and Ruth E. (Alhstrand) Devault.
Warren was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II earning the Purple Heart and served in both the Asiatic – Pacific theater and the European, African and Middle eastern theater. Warren was proud of his service in the Navy and never left the house without his Navy Veteran hat adorned with pins. Wherever he was there was always an American Flag close by.
Warren was a 70 year member of Post 234 Northborough American Legion. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans, the Knights of Columbus and had been a member of Sacred Heart – St. Catherine of Sweden Parish.
Mr. Devault worked as a stockroom manager for many years for Digital Equipment Corp., and retired many years ago.
Warren was affectionately called "Bumpa" by his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Bumpa was always up for an adventure with family and friends whether it be a drive across the country to visit family, a day trip to Maine for Chowder or a drive with his wife to the beach to feed the Seagulls. He loved Cape Cod and created many happy memories there at his little red cottage. He loved camping with his wife and often took his grandchildren with him. He was always busy fixing something or helping out a friend. Warren was a kind and loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and he will be sadly missed.
The funeral will be held on Friday October 28, 2016 from DIRSA-MORIN FUNERAL HOME, 298 Grafton Street, Worcester with a Mass at 12:00 NOON in Sacred Heart Church / Sacred Heart – St. Catherine of Sweden Parish, 600 Cambridge Street, Worcester. Entombment in Notre Dame Cemetery Mausoleum will be at a later date. Calling hours in the funeral home are Friday October 28, 2016 from 10:00 to 11:30 A.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516.
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Warren E. Devault, Sr.
August 31, 1924 - October 22, 2016
Warren E. Devault was presented with certificates from national headquarters, and Post 234, for
70 years of continuous membership!!!!
Brian Arsenault Plaque Unveiling
This Saturday morning, December 1st, 2018, at 10:00am Brian’s parents will have an informal unveiling of his “Operation Enduring Freedom” Afghanistan Plaque downtown at the site of the soon to be “Northborough Green” behind the Civil War Monument on West Main Street next to Avidia Bank.
There is a plan for a formal recognition at next years Memorial Day’s Ceremony.