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Cynthia Devlin

Obituary of Cynthia D. Devlin

Cynthia D. Devlin, also known as Cindy, was born on March 9th, 1935, to Peter and Merethea Kelm. Cindy later met the love of her life, Jim, in high school, and they were married for over 67 years. While Jim was in the Navy, they would keep in touch by sending letters to one another. After Jim got out of the service, he took Cindy to her high school prom. Jim and Cindy went on to have six beautiful children, Debra, Kathleen, Susan, James, Judith, and David, over a period of eight years. Cindy's children went on to have children of their own, making her a grandmother and great grandmother. She was very proud and honored to have these titles, and she loved all her family. Taking care of her children and being present in their lives was very important to Cindy. Every Christmas, she would make a bushel of cut-out cookies and also made one of the only edible fruit cakes in the history of the world (all of which the children made short work of!). Cindy was also one of the first people in her neighborhood to get a wok and cook Chinese dishes. She tried her best to cater to everyone's food preferences. She would even spend hours studying other cultures and learning how to cook certain dishes. Cindy was very diverse and knowledgeable about many different cultures. Cindy was a lifelong Girl Scout, earning her 50-year pin. She enjoyed being a leader for her daughters. While her daughters and granddaughters were a part of the girl scouts, Cindy, along with her good friend, Donna Ginley, and sister-in-law, Santa Devlin, would be the cooks whenever needed by the Buffalo District Girl Scout Council's multi-troop encampments for many years beyond. Cooking and baking were some of Cindy's many talents, and she absolutely loved them. Cindy was known for being fun. She loved entertaining, hosting cocktail parties, and dancing, especially in the 60s. She also loved going to the Erie County Fair; her favorite thing to do there was "pet the snouts." Her love for animals did not stop at the animals at the fair; she adored cats and dogs. Her children could have as many cats as they wanted, and all the neighborhood dogs would stop by for a biscuit and a pet. As a grandmother, Cindy embraced her grandchildren's interests. She was proud to be the oldest member of PureRave.com. All the ravers fondly called her "gramma." Even though Cindy was fun, she also had a serious side. She was very protective of her children and grandchildren. She may have been tiny, but you did not want to mess with anyone in her family. Her love for her family was greater than anyone could imagine. Devlin, Cynthia D. (nee Kelm) May 18, 2022 of Lake View, NY. Beloved wife of James N. Devlin; devoted mother of Debra Manzella, Kathleen (Thomas) Sciolino, Susan (Jeff) John , James T. (Arlene) Devlin, Judith (Bruce) Baker, and David (Teresa) Devlin; cherished grandmother of Timothy, Renaite, Carolyn, Sara, Andrew, Nicolette, Richard, Daniel, Anna, Michael, Christopher, Angela, Shawn, Patrick, Kelly, and Tyler; dearest great-grandmother of Camden, Andi, Cora, Reid, Oliver, Hazel, Adeline, Isla, and Silvana; loving sister of Marcia (late Wilson) Marcy; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends received on Monday from 4 – 8 PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Rd. (corner Camp Rd. & Rte. 5) Hamburg, NY. Where prayers will be held Tuesday at 9:45 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John Paul II Church at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Girl Scouts of Western New York. Please leave online donations and condolences at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.
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Monday
23
May

Visitation

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, May 23, 2022
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. - Hamburg Location
4199 Lake Shore Rd
Hamburg, New York, United States
716-627-2919
Tuesday
24
May

Prayers

9:45 am
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. - Hamburg, NY
4199 Lake Shore Road
Hamburg, New York, United States
716-627-2919
Tuesday
24
May

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 am
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Saint John Paul II
2052 Lakeview Road
Lake View, New York, United States
716-627-2910
Tuesday
24
May

Committal

11:45 am
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery
2133 Shadagee Rd.
Eden, New York, United States