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Rosalind Devine, World War II Coast Guard veteran

June 15, 1924 – March 9, 2014

Rosalind Devine, of the Town of Tonawanda, a World War II Coast Guard veteran, died Sunday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst. She was 89.

Born Rosalind Turner in Cazenovia, she graduated from Chittenango Central School in 1941 and attended Syracuse University.

Mrs. Devine enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in July 1944 and was stationed in Cleveland and Palm Beach, Fla. She was honorably discharged as storekeeper second class in May 1946. She was a member of Tonawandas Post 264, American Legion.

Her husband of 63 years, Donald F. Sr., a World War II veteran of the Navy, died in 2010.

Mrs. Devine’s grandson, Maj. Christopher Gemmer, followed his grandparents into the military. He joined the U.S. Army and is serving in Afghanistan.

She is survived by four daughters, Donna Valone, Judy Gemmer, Janet Sherman and Kyle Trudell; a son, Timothy; and 17 grandchildren.

Funeral services were Wednesday in Amigone Funeral Home, Town of Tonawanda.

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