Cover photo for Peggy H. Devanney's Obituary
Peggy H. Devanney Profile Photo
1936 Peggy 2023

Peggy H. Devanney

November 16, 1936 — April 5, 2023

Peggy H. Devanney, age 86, of Bel Air, Maryland passed away on April 5, 2023, at her home, surrounded by her family. Born in Bedford, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Guy and Cleon (Nance) Hopkins and wife of the late John Devanney, Ph.D.


She was also preceded in death by her brother, Jimmy Hopkins. Peggy is survived by her son, John A. Devanney (Gigi); daughter, Joyce Devanney; sister, Nancy Newberry; brother, Turner Hopkins; her grandchildren, Drew, Danny and Lizzie Devanney; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.


Peggy was caring and had a generous heart. She retired from Harford County Public Schools where she worked as a school nurse for 28 years. While working in the school system, she kept a closet filled with food and clothing and would frequently (and discreetly) send packages home with students whose families were facing difficult times. After retirement, she returned to Harford County Schools as a volunteer, reading to younger students.


“Boo,” as she was called by her grandchildren, felt incredibly blessed to be able to watch her grandchildren grow up. As they lived next door, she helped them with their homework and helped drive them to and from school and other activities. She loved attending their games, performances events and graduations.


A member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Hickory, Peggy was known for her green thumb and enjoyed gardening, cooking, traveling, spending time with her friends and family, and being in Ocean City.


In her memory, contributions may be made to SARC-Maryland, in honor of Peggy Devanney. (https://www.sarc-maryland.org/get-involved/donate/).



To send flowers to the family in memory of Peggy H. Devanney, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, April 17, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

McComas Family Funeral Homes (Abingdon)

1317 Cokesbury Road, Abingdon, MD 21009

Get Directions

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Service

Monday, April 17, 2023

Starts at 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

McComas Family Funeral Homes (Abingdon)

1317 Cokesbury Road, Abingdon, MD 21009

Get Directions

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 60

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Send With Love

Send With Love