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Debra Ann "Debbie" Tisei

Obituary for Debra Ann "Debbie" Tisei

September 27, 1961 - July 11, 2018
North Reading, Massachusetts | Age 56


Tisei, Debra Ann "Debbie" of North Reading, formerly of Lynnfield, passed from this world to the next on July 11, 2018 surrounded by her family after a period of declining health. Debbie was born with tetralogy of Fallot, a rare heart condition that presented her with many physical challenges throughout her 56 years. Her strong faith in God enabled her to overcome the odds and live her life to the fullest. Despite the adversities, she never complained and always had a smile on her face. Her positive outlook, grace and strength was an inspiration to all who met her. Debbie loved everyone, and she was loved by those who were fortunate enough to have met her.

She was a graduate of Lynnfield High School and attended Merrimack College. She loved music and theatre, and was an active member of the Calvary Christian Church in Lynnfield. She was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed attending and watching the games.

Debbie's family would like to thank the many caregivers who assisted her throughout her life. In particular, they would like to recognize the dedicated staff at the McLaughlin House in North Reading, where she resided for the past 16 years.

She is survived by her devoted mother, Beverly, her brother Richard and his husband Bernie Starr, her sister Donna and daughters Angela and Victoria, and her sister Denise LeGrow and her husband, Greg, and their children Hailey and Evan. She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Calvary Christian Church at 47 Grove Street in Lynnfield. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A reception at the church will follow to celebrate her life.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Debbie's memory to the McLaughlin House in care of Supportive Living, 400 West Cummings Park, #6100, Woburn, MA 01802. For Directions/Guestbook

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • McLaughlin House
    400 West Cummings Park #6100
    Woburn, MA 01802

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Wakefield, MA 01880
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