Devletian, Maureen nee: Pepperted, age 70, of Palisades Park, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2022. Beloved wife to Richard H. Devletian. Loving mother to Nicole Gobel and her husband Peter Gobel; Richard S. Devletian and his wife Ruthie Devletian; Danielle Barel and her husband Jared Barel. Proud grandmother to Tali, Riley, Kaia, Maxine, and Jasper.
Maureen was a vibrant spirit with endless energy, always taking on and accomplishing more than others thought was possible. Even before attending the Fashion Institute of Technology she was an artist and designer, having won awards for her artwork in school and fabricating much of her own wardrobe. As a professional woman in the 70s, she traveled the world searching out the most engaging prints to bring back to the textile industry of New York City. Through her hard work and keen artistic sense she became the head of the artists’ studio at Klopman Mills, the print division of Burlington Industries.
While balancing the responsibilities of a successful career, Maureen devoted her life to her loved ones and the surrounding community. She spent a great deal of her time hand-making beautiful gifts including quilts, pillows, and paintings. Despite her many talents, Maureen found her true calling after retirement in fulltime motherhood. She raised three happy children, kept two homes spotlessly clean, organized innumerable school activities and events, and still managed to have a delicious and healthy dinner on the table every night… whether she was feeding 5 or 15 people.
Later in life Maureen wrote a series of epic novels that take place in the American West over the course of a hundred years, which she researched extensively to ensure the authenticity of the lifestyles and languages portrayed therein. Her love and reverence for nature has been passed down through generations, as have the many holiday traditions she established and unflinchingly maintained throughout the years.
The family will receive their friends on Wednesday 4-7 PM at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library”. For condolences, directions, or information www.frankpatti.com or call (201) 944-0100.
In lieu of flowers, please make a Tribute Gift to the National Parks Foundation at http://www.nationalparks.org in Maureen’s name with the following Acknowledgee information: