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Devyani Shah

Devyani “Devy” A. Shah, 81, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother of Hockessin, DE, passed away from complications of a respiratory illness on May 23, 2024, leaving a void her family cannot fill.

She was born in Gujarat, India and attended university in Mumbai before emigrating to Philadelphia with her newlywed husband, Ashvin Shah, in 1968.  It was in the New Jersey suburbs that she became a successful small business owner and raised her family.  After living and working in New Jersey for 40 years, she and Ashvin made the transition to Delaware in 2014.

Devy was a devoted mother to Suken and Shimul, her pride and joy. She was a caring mother-in-law to Sheela and Aparna and delighted in the activities of her four grandchildren: Rajiv, Maya, Nikhil, and Rhea. In retirement, she took up gardening, yoga, bridge, enjoyed the friendships she formed in the Delaware community, and cherished time with her children, grandchildren and sisters.

Funeral Services

Services for Devyani Shah will be held on Thursday May 30, 2024 from 11:30am-1:30pm at:

Chandler Funeral Home

7230 Lancaster Pike

Hockessin, DE 19707


Lunch to follow at:

Hindu Temple of Delaware

760 Yorklyn Road

Hockessin, DE 19707


If you are able to attend the luncheon, please RSVP to Sheela Shah at 302-593-9909 by Sunday evening (5/26).


    Nutan and Vidyut Patel lit a candle and writes,
    To the Shah family, Our deepest sympathies in the passing of your loved one. May shared memories bring comfort during this difficult time. Our prayers for your continued strength and God’s indefatigable mercy. May she RIP and her memory be a blessing. 🙏
    05/26/2024 05:40 pm
    Millie Prechtl lit a candle and writes,
    Everyone in our bridge group loved Devy. We will miss her. May she rest in peace.
    05/27/2024 09:33 am
    Claire & Bill Davidson writes,
    Devy was a wonderful neighbor. She was very welcoming when we moved in next door four years ago. We will miss her.
    05/27/2024 04:19 pm
    Prashant, Shital, Prashit, and Priya writes,
    Our lovely legend, Devi Mami🤍 Our sincere condolences to our family, may God bless you and give you the strength to bear the loss of a true role model. Bhagwan emni atma ne shanti apeॐ🙏
    05/27/2024 07:35 pm
    John & Sally Sitek lit a candle and writes,
    Devy was a wonderful and kind lady. We were fortunate to have her as a neighbor for several years. Far too short. We are saddened and miss her and her smile. Rest in peace. John and Sally
    05/28/2024 12:34 pm
    The Parikh Family lit a candle and writes,
    Kaki was a strong influence for us all. Her support and love was never ending. She will be missed.
    05/28/2024 03:01 pm
    The Howards writes,
    Dear Suken and the Shah family, We were so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Our sincerest condolences at this difficult time.
    05/29/2024 06:21 pm
    The Nichols Family writes,
    David, Eliza, Witt and I send our condolences to your family. I can only imagine how proud she was of your family. Her smile tells me there are many amazing memories to remember. May they bring you strength in this challenging time.
    05/29/2024 10:22 pm
    Bipin & Veena Mehta writes,
    Our prayers are with Shah family. May her soul rest in peace. Om shanti!
    05/30/2024 09:01 am
    Donna Lizut lit a candle and writes,
    My thoughts and prayers are being sent out to all. What a beautiful photo as she radiates love and light. Peace, blessings, and healing to you all during this difficult time.
    05/30/2024 09:38 am
    CP team lit a candle and writes,
    Dr. Shah, On behalf of the CP APPs, we are very sorry for your loss and are thinking of your family during this time. Shanna, Abigail, and Keri
    05/31/2024 09:23 am
    Petya Yorgova lit a candle and writes,
    I would like to offer my deepest sympathy to you and your family. May the soul of your mother rest in peace.
    05/31/2024 09:25 am
    Elsje Eisenhauer writes,
    Still thinking of you, Shah family…and sending prayers for healing & for the comfort of happy memories. Love, The Eisenhauers
    06/10/2024 08:02 pm

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