Gene Devereux
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Eugene Gene Devereux, 88 of Forked River, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Monday, February 22, 2016. Born in Orange, NJ he lived in East Hanover, NJ before moving to Forked River.
Gene worked as a brick layer and mason with the Brick Layers and Allied Craft Workers Local #4 for many years before retiring. He later worked for the Ocean County Parks Dept. at the Atlantis Golf Course in Tuckerton as a starter and ranger. A WWII Navy Veteran, he was a member of the VFW in Bayville, the Forked River Moose Lodge and the Lacey Elks. Gene loved playing golf, horseshoes, darts, and entertaining friends and family with his endless jokes and stories. His jovial personality and generous spirit will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Gene is survived by his wife of 38 years, Barbara; his children and their spouses; Michael and Debbie of Valrico, FL; Eugene Jr. and Brenda of Montville, NJ; Chris and Lisa of Mendham, NJ; Andrew and Amanda of Florida; Tracey and Dan Timony of Lacey, NJ; Erin Quinn of Boonton, NJ; Tara and Mike Gobbo of Whiting, NJ; and Kim and Mike Mancini of Lacey, NJ; his loving sister Madeline Mergner of Keyport, NJ; his 19 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends may attend viewing hours from 2:00 to 4:00pm and 7:00 to 9:00pm on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at Lacey Memorial Home 1022 Lacey Road Forked River, NJ. A funeral service will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at the funeral home. A private cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or Oceans of Love. Laceymemorial.com

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B Barbara Julian on Feb 26, 2016

My condolences are extended to the Mancini and Timony Families. There is little one can say, but my heart reaches out to you with warmest thoughts. Wishing you God's peace.

K Karen (Morris) Berner on Feb 25, 2016

Dear Barbara and family, my heart is so heavy for you all. Gene was such a wonderful man. I really loved his laugh. He was kind and soft spoken, and could still fill a room with his energy! He was loved and adored by so many people and he will be missed so much. My heart is with your family during this sad, sad time. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

D Debbie Devereux on Feb 24, 2016

Dad, I am heartbroken that I can't be with you and the family, but I am with you in love and spirit. You were a great husband, father and especially wonderful Pop Pop to your grandkids. Your stories, laugh and magic tricks will be missed by us all. We will see you again to laugh and be together forever. Love you.

P Pat and Don Zucarelli on Feb 24, 2016

To the Devereux family Our condolences go out to you all. We pray that you can all find peace in Gods comfort. As you share memories of your loved one his Legacy will live on for generations to come. Blessings, Don and Pat Zucarelli

G Glen Johnstone on Feb 24, 2016

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Devereux family. Thinking of you all.

J Janet Donegan on Feb 23, 2016

Andrew, I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord bless you and your family with peace.

B BILL on Feb 23, 2016

All of our thoughts and prayers go to our friend and co-worker Chris, and his entire Family in their time of sorrow.

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