Deborah Susan Tiene, loving wife, mother and grandmother, (1956-2021), died peacefully in her home, under home hospice care of Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice on March 16, 2021 in only her 64th year after combatting metastatic breast cancer for over fifteen years.
Born in Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania to Walter and Irene Fraser (Dithomas), Debbie spent her childhood in the Township of Washington, NJ.
She is survived by her mother Irene, brother Walter James, husband Michael, sons Scott, Danny, and Micky, their respective spouses Patricia, Rachel, and Kathryn and her lovely grandchildren Nora Susan Fraser and Walter Winfield Fraser.
A graduate of New York University, Deborah earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing in 1978. While working as a Customer Support Specialist at Global Turnkey Systems, she met Michael, her husband of 35 years.
They would go on to move into a little house in Highland Lakes, NJ to start their family. A caring, wonderful mother to three sons: first Scott, then Danny and Micky would go on to reenter the workforce in 1997. Deborah worked tirelessly for ADP, first in payroll then insurance; all the while being promoted to multiple levels of management and upper management before retiring after 20 years to focus on her health and happiness.
Having successfully raised her children, Debbie welcomed her first grandchild, Nora, to the family in 2013 with Nora’s brother, Walter, to join us in 2017.
After retirement, Deborah sought to travel and spend as much time with her family and grandchildren as possible. Whether it was summiting the Haleakala volcano in Maui or peering over the edge of the Grand Canyon, Debbie made sure to fill her life with adventure. But she always preferred the crisp breezes and warm sunshine of Maine’s beaches in the summer.
A Memorial Service is to be held at Ferguson Funeral Home in Vernon, NJ on Sunday March 21 from 1pm to 3pm. Memorial donations may be made to the Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation 99 Sparta Avenue Newton, NJ 07860.