Mt. Vernon Register-News

November 1, 2013

Eileen DeVivo

CNHI News Service

MT. VERNON — Eileen DeVivo, age 91, of Mt. Vernon, passed away at 3:55 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor.

Eileen was born on Feb. 19, 1922, in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of Bryan and Ruth Jane (Williams) Reece. She married Angelo Andrew DeVivo on Nov. 21, 1943, in Morganfield, Ky., and he preceded her in death on Nov. 26, 2002.

Eileen was a service representative, telephone operator, and supervisor for Illinois Bell where she worked for 34 years. She was a past member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, Toast Mistress Club and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Eileen was an active member of Park Avenue Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon.

She is survived by her children, Mark A. DeVivo and wife Carolyn of Decatur and Gloria DeVivo of Mt. Vernon; sister, Shirley A. Kelley of Mt. Vernon; brother, Eugene “Jeep” Reece of Decatur; two grandchildren, Ladonna Welch and husband Scott of North Carolina and Lindsay DeVivo of St. Louis; three great-grandchildren, Bethany, Anthony and Brianna Welch; and daughter-in-law, Judy DeVivo Montgomery of North Carolina.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Angelo Andrew DeVivo; son, Michael Andrew DeVivo; sister, Mary Evelyn Staley; and brother, Allan Reece.

Funeral services for Eileen DeVivo will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with Pastor Gary Davenport officiating. Interment will follow at East Hickory Hill Cemetery in rural Bluford.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 11 a.m. until the service time at the funeral home.

For those wishing, memorials may be made to the Park Avenue Baptist Church and will be accepted at the funeral home.

For more information call Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon at 246-0100 for further information or visit online at for online obituary and online condolences.