Barbara P. Devine-Colt


Barbara P. Devine-Colt, 81, died Wednesday February 1, 2023. She was the wife of the late John H. Devine and the late Hallock Colt. Born in Providence, RI. She was a daughter of the late Paul and Susie (Palmieri) Janson. Barbara was a crossing guard in the city of Warwick from 1963 until her retirement in 2007. She was instrumental in forming the union for the crossing guards. She was a member of the local 1033 laborer’s union and had served on their executive board. She was the loving mother of Thomas E. Devine (Lisa), Robert S. Devine (Jenn), Lori D. Devine (Kathy), and the late Paul Devine (Jethro). She also leaves 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings, Cynthia Simmons, Jacqueline Magee, Paula McKenna, Virginia Kellenberger.

Her funeral service will be held Monday February 6 at 10 A.M. in the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, 2435 Warwick Avenue, Warwick. Burial will follow in Phillips Memorial Cemetery, Foster. Visiting hours Sunday 4-7 P.M. Memorial contributions to Beacon Hospice at 1130 Ten Rod Road, Ste. 205 in North Kingstown.