MONTAGUE - Debra Mersereau, 61, unexpectedly passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at her residence. Born in Passaic on Nov. 8, 1951, to the late Edward and Nathaline Mackowicz, Debby grew up in the Dutch Hills section of Clifton before moving to Wantage and most recently Montague. She was a registered nurse and was currently employed at Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation Center as well as the Loving Care Agency in Dover. She was a former member of St. Monica R.C. Church in Sussex, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister. Debby was predeceased by her husband of 26 years, Brian, on Feb. 3, 2011. She is survived by her two sisters, Cathy Toth, and her husband, John, of Wantage, and Donna Giordano, and her husband, Joe, of Montague; her brother, Edward Mackowicz, and his wife, Veronica, of Byram; her nieces and nephews, Brian, Eric, Jeffrey, Brad, John, Casey, Michael, Laurie, Alyson, Chelsea, Kylie, Kellie, Matthew, Mark and Nicole; and many great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at Pinkel Funeral Home, 31 Bank St. (Route 23), Sussex. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Monica R.C. Church, 33 Unionville Ave., Sussex. Private cremation services will be held at the convenience of the family. Friends may pay their respects to the family from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Father John's Animal House, 50 Father Johns Lane, Lafayette, NJ 07848. Online condolences may be offered to the family on www.pinkelfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The New Jersey Herald on Dec. 19, 2012
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