Funeral Arrangements Set For Bourne Police Sergeant Gary H. Devillez
By: Enterprise Staff
Sergeant Gary H. Devillez, who was 64, died at his home in Buzzards Bay on February 15. A sergeant with the Bourne Police Department, his career spanned 42 years.
He was the son of the late Arthur and Sue (Brown) Devillez, and is survived by his former wife of 25 years, Ethel (Stockton) Devillez; two daughters, Jennifer Devillez of Canterbury, Connecticut, and Amy Quinn of Windham, Connecticut; a stepson, Ed Morse of Buzzards Bay; and his grandchildren, Kayna and Ryan Quinn, and Ethan Morse.
A veteran of the US Air Force, he had served from 1964 to 1968. The same year of his discharge from the service, 1968, he began his career as a Bourne police officer. He was due to retire on February 19.
Growing up in Connecticut, he enjoyed many outdoor activities such as hunting, hiking and fishing. After moving to Bourne, he became an avid Red Sox, Bruins and Patriots fan, never missing a game.
When off-duty, he enjoyed drinking his morning coffee while reading the paper at the Cape Cod Canal, always with one of his dogs, Jasmine, Harvey or Bella.
He dedicated his life to protect and serve the citizens of Bourne, making his way up the ranks from patrolman to detective, and finally, sergeant. During the 40-plus years of his career, he was considered by many to be one of Bourne’s most trusted and recognized citizens.
Visiting hours will be held at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 101 Academy Drive in Buzzards Bay, on Tuesday, February 22, from 9 AM until the time of the funeral service at 1 PM.
Burial in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to the Bourne Police Department, c/o The Bourne Patrolman’s Association, PO Box 404, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532.
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