July 13, 2017

Devine, Reverend Daniel P.


 1937 – 2017

Reverend Daniel P. Devine, Pastor Emeritus, Assumption B.V.M. Parish, Feasterville, died on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

Father Devine was born on August 1, 1937, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He is the son of the late Patrick Joseph Devine and the late Rose Ellen Devine.  Father Devine attended Transfiguration Parochial School, Philadelphia, and Saint Thomas More High School, Philadelphia, before entering Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Father Devine was ordained on May 22, 1965, at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia, by Most Reverend John J. Krol.  Father Devine served as Parochial Vicar, Saint Katharine of Siena Parish, Wayne; Resurrection of Our Lord Parish, Chester; Saint Aloysius Parish, Pottstown; Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Philadelphia; Faculty member of Bishop McDevitt High School, Wyncote; Pastor of Saint Agatha/Saint James, Philadelphia.  In 1993, Father Devine was appointed Pastor, Assumption B.V.M. Parish, Feasterville, and named Pastor Emeritus there in 2007.  Father Devine also served as Senior Priest at Saint Charles Borromeo Parish, Drexel Hill.

The Reception of the Body will be held at Assumption B.V.M. Church, Feasterville, on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 6:00 PM, followed by a viewing. A parish Mass will be held at 7:00 PM.  Most Reverend Timothy C. Senior will celebrate a Funeral Mass for Father Devine at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Secane, on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 11:00 AM.  A viewing will be held beginning at 9:00 AM.  Among those concelebrating the Funeral Mass will be Reverend Monsignor Michael C. Picard, Reverend John F. McBride and Reverend Roland D. Slobogin.  Reverend Monsignor Donald E. Leighton will be the homilist.

Father Devine is survived by his brother: Robert Devine, and his nieces and nephews.  Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Darby.