Elaine Everwijn DeVito
August 31, 1939 - December 30, 2020
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Elaine Everwijn DeVito, 81 of Holmdel, died at home in her sleep on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, after a long and brave battle with cancer. Elaine’s parents, Luisa “Guita” Badaracco and Roeland Everwijn were Dutch citizens living on the island of Curaçao.  Soon after their marriage, Roeland, a civil engineer with the Royal Dutch Shell …
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Christine Perez O’Donnell left a message on January 15, 2021:
I am so, so sorry to hear of Senora DeVito’s passing. I went to HHS with Mike, and she was a very special to me, so much so that I asked her to be the teacher that stood with me as I was inducted into National Honor Society junior year. After the ceremony, she gave me a gift of a battery powered alarm clock, which turned out to be helpful many times over the years in college and during blackouts when there was no electricity. Every time I took it out, I thought of her. I still have it to this day. I will never forget her kindness and thoughtfulness. My deepest condolences to you all.
Robert,Jane and Dawn Baker Eckel left a message on January 11, 2021:
To the DeVito Family. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Elaine was a very special lady. She had a beautiful smile and will be remembered by all who knew her. Think of all those memories as they can never be taken away. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.
Bob Baker left a message on January 11, 2021:
It was with deepest sorrow that I learned from Mark of his Mom's passing (forever known to me as Mrs. Devito). Growing up with Mark, Mrs. Devito was the sweetest and kindest Mom in town. After spending a summer's day with Mark, Mrs. Devito always extended an invitation to me to stay for dinner. Memories of eating dinners out on the Devito's back deck are still ones that I cherish today. My deepest condolences to Mark, Mr. Devito, Gina, Michael and the entire family.
Anna Ranieri left a message on January 6, 2021:
I was so saddened to hear of “Elena’s” passing and send my sincerest condolences to her family who will surely feel a deep loss. Elena was my colleague at HHS in the World Language Department and most rare and loyal friend. Always the first at school in the morning and the last to leave well past the bell, Elena was tireless in her dedication to her students and selfless in her camaraderie with her fellow teachers. An exemplary professional and role model for her students, Señora De Vito shared her love of the Spanish language and culture with all. Elena would light up a room with her smile and the twinkle in her eyes and she could always be counted on for a helping hand and a kind word. A memory that I will always treasure is one of dinner with Elena and Peter in a restaurant playing Spanish music. Elena enjoying the music and moving to its beat was approached by a waiter and invited to dance. Elena proved that she could merengue with the best of them and delighting in the fun showed us her playful side, and her rhythm. Elena, I hope you are dancing in heaven and that happy memories of you comfort the loved ones you left behind who certainly will never forget you. Ti voglio bene, Anna Ranieri
Jeffrey Van Gelderen left a message on January 5, 2021:
My deepest condolences to the DeVito family. As a student of Holmdel High School, I had the pleasure of meeting “Mrs. DeVito” several decades ago. I still remember her warm disposition, her patience in the classroom, and her enchanting smile. As a physician, I had the privilege of treating Elaine DeVito for many years. Her visits were always a highlight of my day; we were able to share memories from the past, talk about her grandchildren and son Michael who I went to high school with, and think about happier times that would come. Throughout it all, Peter was by her side constantly reassuring her and helping her with everything. I will always remember that enchanting smile, the patient and teacher who made me proud to be a community physician, and a husband’s love that was palpable from the moment I stepped into the exam room. Thank you for letting me take care of your wife, your mother, and one of the sweetest patients I have met. All the best, Jeffrey Van Gelderen, M.D.
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Adam E Drapczuk III left a message on January 5, 2021:
I had the pleasure of knowing Mrs. Devito as both my friend's mother and as my first ever Spanish Teacher. She was always so kind and ALWAYS had a smile on her face. I remember her often peaking her head out the door or stepping out of the garage to wave at me while I sat in the car waiting for Mike. If Mike were running late she would invite me and ask me how I was doing and what as new in my life. I won't forget how strong she looked at Mike's wedding and how thrilled she was to see her baby walk down the aisle. The world lost a truly great woman.
Dorit D. Lammers left a message on January 5, 2021:
With deep gratitude I say goodbye to my lifelong friend Elaine. We met in Chelmsford, Massachusetts in our mid-twenties, both mothers of a girl and a boy, learning how to navigate life’s difficulties. We loved our small children fiercely, they were our crown jewels. Being young and at home, we enjoyed playing with them, taking long walks in the neighborhood or once in a while having a special outing to Dunkin Donuts. And we giggled a lot. I don’t remember any particular reason. We just had fun being with each other. Elaine and I were educated women, and while it was fulfilling to be playmates to our children and to take care of our households, we also enjoyed discussing politics and most of all the questions of our existence. She showed me interesting essays she had written in school, which we discussed at length. It was amazing how similar our views were in all aspects of life. Later Elaine moved to Austin, Texas and thereafter to Holmdel, New Jersey. In spite of the distance, we remained close friends. I’ll miss her dearly but I know we will meet again… Dorit Lammers
Barbara Burns left a message on January 5, 2021:
Elaine was a lovely woman. I am grateful I had the opportunity to work with her.
Jim spangler left a message on January 5, 2021:
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NJ left a message on January 5, 2021:
I'm so sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace. Our sincerest condolences to your entire family.
David and Patty Bryer left a message on January 5, 2021:
Our sincere condolences to the DeVito family. Elaine was a valued member of the Humanities Department. She was a consummate professional, wonderful colleague and friend. She will be missed. Sincerely, Dave and Patty Bryer
Tom Reilly left a message on January 4, 2021:
Elaine your life dedication and love of others is a blessing to all who knew you.The good Lord is blessed to have you in His presence.God Bless you!
Peter Kraft left a message on January 4, 2021:
So sorry to hear this, Mrs DeVito was definitely the best Spanish teacher I ever had. Sorry Mike.
Kathleen and Louis Fahrberger left a message on January 4, 2021:
Our deepest condolences to the De Vito family. May the Perpetuate light shine upon Elaine and may she rest in peace. Respectfully, Kathleen and Louis Fahrberger
Martha Brown left a message on January 4, 2021:
Elaine's family together in happy times. I'll always have beautiful memories of my big sister .... watching her dress up for dates, laughing with me, getting breakfast for me. She was always there with her special smile.
Kathi Howard left a message on January 4, 2021:
Elaine always had a warm smile and positive attitude; a colleague and friend. Her students were blessed having this caring role model in the classroom. My sympathies to the DeVito family.
Johanna Jacobs left a message on January 4, 2021:
Dearest Mike and family, I’m so sorry to learn of your moms passing. I can’t imagine how difficult this is for you all. Sending you peace. May her memory be a blessing. Warmly, Johanna Jacobs
Genevieve Bennett left a message on January 4, 2021:
I have so many beautiful memories of Elaine as a former colleague in the Holmdel Schools. She exhumed kindness with that lovely smile. She befriended my sister, Diane, who was also a Spanish teacher. May they both Rest In Peace with the angels! My condolences .
Colleen Boueil left a message on January 3, 2021:
Elaine and I were friends and long-time colleagues in foreign language. Elaine's dedication and professionalism were her strengths and she brought much joy to her students over her years of service in the Holmdel school district. I extend my deepest sympathy to her family at this time of loss.
Joan Cichalski left a message on January 3, 2021:
Such a gracious and friendly colleague... Elaine was a wonderful teacher and always had a smile for every student and her fellow teachers. I am honored to have known and worked with her.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Ralph and Beverly Brown left a message on January 1, 2021:
With heartfelt condolences and sharing in your sorrow, we extend our loving thoughts and prayers to the DeVito Family. Ralph and Beverly Brown
Woolley Boglioli Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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