PORTLAND — Mildred (Casey) Deveau, 90, of Portland, died on Aug. 26. Deveau was born in Boston, on Feb. 1, 1922, the daughter of the late Herbert and Cecelia Casey.
She married John Deveau on Sept. 25, 1943 in Dorchester, Mass. The couple resided in Tewksbury and North Andover, Mass., for 25 years before moving to Yarmouth in 1986.
She was a kindergarten teacher at Millbrook Country Day School in Wilmington, Mass., and later at St. Charles School in Woburn, Mass. She always loved children and they loved her.
Deveau was a member of the Yarmouth Women’s Club for many years. She also served on the board at Royal Mariner Estates in Yarmouth, where the couple lived before moving to Birchwoods at Canco Assisted Living in Portland several years ago.
Wherever she lived, Deveau formed close personal connections. Neighbors became friends and Deveau stayed in touch. She loved Maine and for many years she would spend a summer week somewhere along the coast. Deveau was an avid reader and also enjoyed raising African violets, which graced her windowsills wherever she lived. She delighted in her grandchildren and, later, her great-grandchildren. Last February, relatives of four generations helped her celebrate 90 years.
Deveau is survived by her husband, John, of Portland; a son, Kenneth and his wife, Cheryl, of Hull, Mass.; a daughter, Stephanie and her partner, Monica Fischbach, of Gray; a brother, Herbert Casey, of Worcester, Mass.; grandchildren Derek, Deryl, Denis, and Renee; and six great-grandchildren.
Deveau was predeceased by her brother, William Casey, and her sister, Catherine “Kay” Coyle.
A funeral was celebrated Aug. 31 at Sacred Heart Church in Yarmouth. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Yarmouth.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to: The Cedars, 630 Ocean Ave., Portland, ME 04103 or Pine Tree Society, PO Box 518, Bath, ME 04530.