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Austin Devine

Austin G. Devine, 56, formerly of Pawling Avenue died suddenly on Sunday, February 21, 2016. Austin was born on March 26, 1959 in Belfast, Ireland, he came to the United States at 18 years old in 1977.

He was the son of the late James and Delia Kiernan Devine.

Austin worked for over thirty years as a union painter with the Painters Union Local 201, where he held several positions including President, Organizer and Apprenticeship Director. He was a member of the Irish Northern Aid Committee, The Ancient Order of Hibernians and The Emerald Athletic Club. Austin was an ardent Irish Nationalist. Upon hearing that union leader Kate Mullaney was buried in an unmarked grave, he helped raise the necessary money to put a celtic cross and two marble benches on her grave.

Austin is survived by his daughters Shaina Kern (Chris) of Wynantskill and Kerry Francois (Frantz) of Troy, his three grandchildren Liam Kern, Lenna Kern and Winnie Francois, his siblings Jim Devine (Bonnie) of Hoosick Falls, Columb Devine (Diane) of Stephentown, Helen Cooper (Harry) of Belfast, Gertie Magee (Pat) of Belfast and Kieran Devine (Joan) of Belfast, his former wife Nancy Lee and his sister in law Marion Devine.

Austin was predeceased by his brother John Devine.

Family and friends may call on Friday, February 26, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm with a prayer at 7:00 pm at McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh.

Contributions in memory of Austin may be made to Hudson Mohawk Humane Society 3 Oakland Avenue, Menands, NY 12204.

Please visit Austin's everlasting book of memories at www.mcloughlinmason.com.

Visitation Details

Friday, February 26th, 2016, 4:00pm - 7:00pm, McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home

Service Details

Friday, February 26th, 2016, 7:00pm, McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home

Interment Details

Gardner Earl Crematorium



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Alice Connally Fisk Mar 13 2017 12:00 AM

RIP Austin, prayers to your family.

Feb 26 2016 12:00 AM

Rest in peace my friend. Lee, Shaina and Kerry, our thoughts are with you.

Joe Clifford Feb 26 2016 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss your family is in my prayers. Painting Brother Local 201. Chris Ryan

Chris Ryan Feb 25 2016 12:00 AM

Of the three Devine brothers in America, Austin I knew the least. What I do know is that he, like his brothers, was always passionate about the rights of man and especially the rights of the working folk. I am very sorry to hear of his passing. My sincere condolences to his immediate family and to Jim, Colum, Chris, Teresa, JT and all the Devine family

David Flint Feb 25 2016 12:00 AM

Brother Austin It's hard when we fist hear the news of anyone passing but it's just that little bit harder when there is such a distance in miles and time since we last spoke. Then something else floods into the mind, all those memories of our childhood. Seven kids playing in such a tiny house in Belfast, pulling each other on a pair of our dad's old work trousers from the back door into the living room. It couldn't have been a distance of more than 6 metres but I don't ever remember thinking that the house was small. Playing football in the streets or going up to the Falls Park. What your passing has done for me brother is to remember the important things in life like family and friends. I know from personal experience that life still goes on so I can now chat with you as I do John and Mum and Dad. When I did the school run today with the three grandsons, Connaire 3, Ruairi 5 and Darragh 8 I saw how unconditional their love is, hugs, kisses and telling me they love me, I thought I'd better make more effort to communicate this very same unconditional love to all the family. Do it now and say I love you all and I better get this message to all while we are all still alive and kicking. It's us adults that learn form the innocence of children and not the other way around. Jim, Gertie, Helen and Columb I love you all and thank you Austin for all those beautiful memories and helping me this day to declare my love. Lee, Shaina, Chris, Liam and Lenna Kern and Kerry and Winnie Francois my love to you all this day and every day. I will now make it my purpose this year to visit you ALL and tell you how much I really love you. Love to Love Ciaran

Ciaran Devine Feb 25 2016 12:00 AM

Memories can't be taken away and I have lots of fond memories of sunny and funny times in Kildallan when Austin and all the lively Devines came on holiday and cheered the place up -:)

Feb 24 2016 12:00 AM

Kerry and Shaina I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Feb 24 2016 12:00 AM

Kerry, My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Feb 24 2016 12:00 AM

Austin was a great friend and dedicated worker for many Irish-American causes. He was a passionate critic of the corruption and violence of British rule in Northern Ireland. We could have used 100 of him. His attendance at street protests was standard and his voice of experience was always appreciated to add credibility to our own concerns. I hope his family will one day fully appreciate his commitment and sacrifice as having a noble purpose. On behalf of his many comrades in INA, AOH, the INC and the IALabor Coalition who benefited from his voice and participation may I extend condolences for their loss. May he rest in peace until the trumpet of a new dawn sounds and he rises with the just. Mike

Mike Cummings Feb 24 2016 12:00 AM

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