Mary (Polly) Langley Peebles Devany died in Niantic, CT, on 5/30/17, at the age of 84. Born in Norfolk, Virginia, Mary attended Stratford and Emerson Colleges and later graduated from the University of Texas. In 1953, Mary wed Ed Devany, a playwright and director. The couple shared a passion for the arts and created one of television’s first children’s programs, “Polly’s Playhouse.” Mary also loved children’s literature, theatre, cooking, and gardening. Her family included four children and their spouses: Vicky & David, Betsy & John (deceased), Charley and Carolyn, and Cathy and Vince; six grandchildren (Stephanie, Sarah, Reed, Bonnie, Sofi, & Lili); and three great-grandchildren (Ava, Landon, & Ruby). She is also survived by sister, Virginia Peebles, and cousin, Randolph Currin, Jr. A memorial service will be held on July 16, 2017, in Norwich, CT. Graveside services will also be held at Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg, Virginia, in November, 2017. Please donate in Mary's name to the Bill Library, Ledyard, CT.