GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

March 27, 2013

Deborah Parsons, 56


Dublin, Pa. — Deborah A. Parsons, 56, of Dublin, Pa., died peacefully at Doylestown Hospital on March 25, surrounded by family, after a recurring battle with a blood platelet disorder.

Deb was a Gloucester native, a 1974 graduate of Gloucester High School, and a 1976 graduate of Bay State Junior College. Deb served honorably in the U.S. Air Force, where she was a jet engine mechanic. She traveled extensively across the U.S.

Deb was an avid crafter and artist, adding color and beauty to her world through countless paintings, etchings, cross-stitched items and woodcrafts. Deb had a heart for children, and never tired of sitting with them to play games, paint, craft and read. Deb will be missed for her witty sense of humor, and her larger-than-life presence, but most of all for her big heart.

Deb is survived by her mother, Lillian McTigue, of Winter Haven, Fla.; her sisters, Pamela (Kevin) Schmidt of Hatboro, Pa., Jane Isaac of Coco Beach, Fla., and Rachel (Thomas) Morrison of Bristol, N.H.; her brother, Michael (Diane) McTigue of Holland, Pa.; and many beloved nieces and nephews; two great-nephews; a grea- niece, and many cousins. She was predeceased by her father, James F. Parsons; her paternal grandmother; Helen F. Parsons, and her maternal grandparents, Benjamin and Nettie Favazza.

ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service is planned for June in Gloucester. The family respectfully requests that platelet donations be made in Deb’s memory to the American Red Cross. Financial donations may also be made in her memory to the American Red Cross, at www.redcross.org/donate, or by mail to American Red Cross, P.O. Box 4002018, Des Moines, IA 50340-2018.