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Deborah A. Cianfarani

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Cianfarani, Deborah A. CHARLTON Deborah A. Cianfarani, 57, died peacefully at her home January 29, 2012 with her family by her side. Born in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of Rayma L. Wyman of Glenville and the late Franklin D. Wyman. Debbie was a 1971 graduate of Scotia-Glenville High School. She took Giovanni Cianfarani's hand in marriage in 1972 and raised a family together. Debbie and Giovanni have lived in Charlton for many years. Debbie has been associated with Union College for more than 17 years, working in the dining hall, the athletic department and finally as an administrative assistant with the financial aid department at the college. Debbie herself enjoyed reading and cooking. She took great pride in running sponsored races for worthwhile causes, including the Race 4 Literacy, Saratoga Special Olympics, Freihofer Run for Women, Race 4 Cure-Susan G. Komen and First Nite Saratoga. Family meant the most to Debbie. She opened her home to many and any day of the year would cook for them. She especially enjoyed the four seasons of the Northeast and rarely missed the opportunity for a brisk run to start the day. She will be missed by all who knew her, because of the compassionate and giving person she was. Debbie was involved with her church and taught catechism for the Rainbow Class at Immaculate. A quote fitting reads as follows: "I attended the Stowe Weekend of Hope for three years. Stowe is incredibly beautiful, and during my time in Stowe, I found such peace. I met so many wonderful people and became instant friends with them. I learned many valuable things from the speakers and also from the survivors. Your donation will help insure the SWOH continues. I want to enable other cancer survivors to have the opportunity to experience what I did." She was predeceased by her father, a daughter, Angela ('72) and her son, Antonio Cianfarani ('99). Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Giovanni; her sons, Luigi, Angelo and Dante (fiance Heather Benavent) Cianfarani; daughters, Alisa, Vanessa and Giuliana Cianfarani; her cherished grandchildren, Tyler Zepf, Antonio and Ayla Cianfarani and Arianna Haizlip. Deb leaves behind a brother, Michael Wyman of Burnt Hills; niece Amber Wyman and nephew Adam Wyman; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be Thursday 9:15 a.m., from the Glenville Funeral Home, 9 Glenridge Road, followed at 10 a.m., by a Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Saratoga Road, with the Rev. Pat Butler officiating. Relatives and friends are cordially invited and may also call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Glenville Funeral Home. Interment, Memory Gardens, Colonie. Donations to: Stowe Weekend Of Hope, P.O. Box 1320 Stowe, VT 05672 Online at
Published in Albany Times Union on Jan. 31, 2012
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