BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — Marjorie Florinda Burke Devlin, 93, died peacefully in Brooksville, Fla., early on the morning of July 18, 2012.
She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sept. 11, 1918, to Marguerite Allen Burke and Charles Welde Burke. She graduated from the College of Mount St. Vincent in 1939 with a degree in writing, and would go on to be an ad executive — a rare job for a woman at the time. By the time she married Army Air Corps pilot William E. Devlin in 1946, she was creating ads for J.M. Mathis on Madison Avenue.
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