Edward T. Devine ’45 died on November 7, 2009, in Falmouth, Maine after a brief illness.
He was born in Portland on Jan. 29, 1923, the son of John James Devine’11. He prepared for Bowdoin at South Portland High School, Kimball Union Academy, and Portland Junior College. After Bowdoin, where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, he graduated from Boston University Law School. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and retired as a first lieutenant. He practiced law with his father and his brother, Bernard Devine ’49, before establishing his own firm in 1965 following the death of his father and the appointment of his brother to the Maine judiciary. He was a member of the Cumberland County and Maine State Bar associations, and was appointed to the State of Maine Claims Board in 1976. He was a member of Holy Cross Church and served on its council. He also was a member of the Portland Country Club. He is survived by two brothers, John Devine Jr. ’44 and retired Chief Justice Bernard Devine ’49. He was predeceased by another brother, Wilfred Devine ’48.