James P. Devlin

James passed away on August 20th at the age of 62, from cancer in the comfort of his home surrounded by family. James was born on September 11, 1957 in Schenectady N.Y. to Charles and Patricia Devlin. James graduated from Burnt Hills/Ballston Lake High School in 1976. He was employed at Brookfield Renewable Power as a Labor Foreman since 2002. James previously worked PTI/NIS for 20 years.

James had a love for tinkering with and fixing everything he could get his hands on, even if it wasn't broken. There was very little he could not do. When he was unsure of the project at hand, he could always turn to Google/YouTube to enhance his knowledge. One of James’ greatest joys was helping others. He loved helping his family, friends or total strangers. James had the biggest heart of gold and was such a beautiful soul. He especially loved spending time with his family, going out on the boat with his sister or visiting his brother to see the newest gadgets he would have to get.

James was an amazing father always being there for his children, giving advice, support and anything else they needed. Some of his most recent joys were helping his son Ryan with his home remodeling projects or his daughter Samantha’s yearly move from town to town and recently to a new state. He was so very proud of the young adults they have become and loved them with all his heart.

James and his soulmate Joanne Monaco were inseparable enjoying so many adventures together. They had a joy of riding bikes all over and had a huge passion for riding the Tour de Cure for the ADA. As the hills got steeper, James decided on an E-bike. His E-bike allowed him to not only ride further but spend more time enjoying nature, which he loved. But no matter what James did, he relished life and felt very blessed with all the amazing friends and family that crossed his path. He was loved by all and will be truly missed.

James was predeceased by his parents. James is survived by his fiancé Joanne Monaco; his son Ryan Devlin; daughter Samantha Devlin and his four legged grandson, Ryland. James is also survived by his brother Russell; (Rachel) their son Stephen; his sister Sherrie; (Glen) and their daughters Megan and Kelly and their families.

Due to James' request and the current restrictions, private services will be held at St Peter's Cemetery on August 29th. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Saratoga County Animal Shelter, 6010 County Farm Road, Ballston Spa, N.Y. 12020.

Guest Book

JoAnn Pulaski-Fetter

I am so deeply sorry to hear of Jim's passing.But it's a small world when my grandson's daycare provider happens to be a good friend of Jim and Joanne"s❤️(Grace)
And now I have been hearing all these wonderful stories of Jim and remember him being such a kind soul and awesome person!
And I will never forget the time that Jim, Jim (Fredricks), my cousin Lisa and I were gathered together and I whispered to Jim F. that I had an interest in Jim D.,and Jim F. kindly told me he was interested in my cousin, Lisa.❤️
Rest peacefully ol' friend
I will remember you with a smile ALWAYS❤️

David Baxter

Sincere condolences to all.

Jimmy was my first ever best friend. We drifted apart after high school and into our twenties and, consequently, I didn't know the adult Jim. So very awesome, though, to read about his devotion to Ryan, Samantha, family, friends, strangers and his heart of gold.

He was a good best friend, even though he played Matchboxes better than me. How do you play Matchboxes “better” than someone, you might ask? Hard to say, but Jimmy found a way! It sounds like adult Jim carried that spirit on and found ways to be ingenious, devoted, blessed and amazing.

Another really nice memory of fun with Jimmy was our bike hike all the way from Burnt Hills to Lake George; what a blast. And he kept on riding all the way to E-bike days….

Good job, Big Ding!!!


David Baxter

Jennifer Mullen


My condolences and heartfelt thoughts go out to you and your family. ❤

My regards,

Glenn and Lisa Phillips

We were so sorry to hear about Jim's passing. Over the last few years Jim and I were seeing each other every so often. He really hadn't changed all that much sense when we met back in high school, still had great sense of humor. So to all his family and Joanne are prayers are with you all.

Larry and Diane Boisvert

Our condolences to Jim's family. He was a wonderful, friendly next door neighbor on Rum Cherry Road. Jim was always there to chat and offer a helping hand.

Sue Kapusta

My deepest condolences to all of Jim's family. I worked with Jim for many years at PTI. He made the workday so much fun and he was always in a good mood and quick to help you with anything. You must be so proud of the wonderful person that he was. Hold on to your treasured memories. Rest in peace Jim.

Michael T. Hensler

From the handful of times I met Jim, he struck me as someone with a zest for life and as genuine a person there is. I know you'll always have plenty of heartwarming memories to look back on. My condolences to Jim's family during this difficult time.

Bonnie Cornelius

Rest In Peace Jim. Thoughts and prayers go out to all of his family and friends.

Michael Arras

To my very special friend, I just want to thank God for allowing me to cross paths with you Jim and I'm going to miss our talks we had through all the years. May you rest in peace and I know the world is a better place because of you Jim. I will never forget you, you really were a very special man . Til we meet again, Michael.

Tom Quinn

I still can’t believe this happened. I’m really going to miss you my friend. As you were inching towards your golden years I felt you were just hitting your prime. So many laughs together in person or on the phone. Thank you for the hundreds of times you lent me a hand and made sure I learned how to fix things properly. I love you my brother.

Tammie Betti

Rest in peace Jim. Hope all that know and love you can find some peace as well.

Angel Mundell

Joanne, may your memories stay close to your heart. Much love to you and Jim's family.