Former Star-Ledger columnist, Nancy Devlin, dies

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Dr. Nancy Devlin, a prominent educational psychologist and writer, died on January 19 in Philadelphia, following a stroke. Born Anna Marie Sherry in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, in 1929, she was the sixth of nine children and known as “Nancy.” During the depths of the Great Depression, her family moved often in search of work before eventually settling in Brooklyn. She graduated from Hunter College and worked summer jobs in Manhattan, including as an assistant for the prominent interior designer, Dorothy Draper. She used the winnings from a radio game show to attend summer classes in Switzerland,…

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