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FRAMINGHAM – Theresa A. “Teri” (Carey) McDevitt, 96, a longtime resident of Framingham, died Wednesday, February 22, 2023 after a lengthy illness.  

Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas Jr. & Madeline (Duggan) Carey, and the beloved wife of the late John F. McDevitt.

Raised in Brighton and then Milford, Teri was a graduate of St Mary’s High School in Milford and attended classes at Boston College.  

She worked for many years in various food service positions including at Millie Mitchell’s Restaurant, Valle’s Steak House, and Ken’s Steak House.

In 1950 she married the love of her life John.  They settled first in Ashland and later Framingham where they raised their family.

Early on Teri was active in local and national democratic politics which ultimately led to her proudly participating in the Democratic National Convention in 1956.  She loved to sing from local sing alongs around the piano to nursery rhymes to the children even rhymes with questionable lyrics (why did the old lady eat the fly?).

Later in her life became very involved in St. Bridget Parish, where she became a Eucharistic Minister, volunteered in the food pantry and provided holy communion to patients in the Framingham Union Hospital.

Teri was happiest when she was with her family around her. She is survived by her children, Jack McDevitt & his wife Jan of Holliston, Maura Gilbert & her husband Dennis of Arlington, and Terry Snow & her husband Jon of Harwich, her grandchildren, Dave & Cindy Snow, Rob & Gosia Snow, Pat & Lisa Snow, Sean & Jenna McDevitt, Brian McDevitt, and Katie & Jeremy Lewis, her great grandchildren, Emily, Isabelle, Steven, A.J., Zack, Adeline, Jacob, Camden, Cody, and Cori, and several nieces and nephews. Even during her final days she would start every conversation with “Now tell how all my family are doing?”

Besides her husband John, Terri was predeceased by her siblings, Madeline Cowper, Dorothy Mitchell, and Edward Carey.

Teri’s family will honor and remember her life privately.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Teri’s name, and in recognition of their loving care, to:  Elizabeth Seton Residence, 125 Oakland Street. Wellesley, MA 02481-5338.

Arrangements by the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home of Framingham. To share a memory with Teri’s family, kindly visit

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