EAST MILLINOCKET – Loretta E. Deveau, 72, died Monday, June 30, 2008, at a Millinocket health care facility, while attended by her loving family, after a difficult struggle with lung cancer. She was born Sept. 7, 1935, in Millinocket, to Gabriele and Maria (Maione) Cosenze. She was a great homemaker and a consummate professional, who practiced and advised to always “do the right thing,” whether at home or at work. She cooked perpetually for her family and friends at gatherings in her home and at camp. She also enjoyed quilting and her handiworks given to family and friends are keepsakes that shall be cherished forever. When she wasn’t entertaining family and friends at camp, she privately enjoyed the tranquility of the lake breezes, the views and the serenade of the loons, who often congregated in front of her camp. She graduated from Stearns High School in 1952 and attended Beals College. She worked as a paralegal at Tanous and Snow for many years and retired in 1998. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Albert J. Deveau of East Millinocket; four beloved children, Albert J. Deveau Jr. of Bangor, Julia and spouse, David Freeman, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Barbara and spouse, Scott Stymiest, of Brewer and Paul and spouse, Marianne O’Malley, of Portland; six grandchildren, Adam Deveau of Millinocket, Daniel Deveau of Zephyrhills, Fla., Kristine McHugh of Los Angeles, Jacqueline Stymiest of Brewer and Brighid and Morgan Deveau of Portland; stepgrandchildren, Jared Stymiest of Brewer and Justin Freeman of Colorado Springs, Colo. She is also survived by a brother, Tony Cosenze and spouse, Kathe, of Shirley, Mass.; sister, Anna and spouse, Bob Cowallis, of Bangor; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her beloved son, Jeffrey A. Deveau, whose tragic death, Aug. 16, 2003, caused her unbearable sorrow and sadness. Her grief over his loss is believed to be a contributing factor that hastened the advent of her disease. She was also predeceased by her parents; brother, Rudy Cosenze; and sister, Flora Cosenze. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday, July 3, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 58 Cedar St., East Millinocket. Interment will be at East Millinocket Cemetery. Gifts in memory of Loretta may be sent to Katahdin Area Support Group, 10 Field St., Millinocket, ME 04462. Arrangements are by Lamson Funeral Home, East Millinocket. Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.lamsonfh.com.