Deborah A. (Marble) May, formerly of Wareham, died June 25, 2013 (58 years old) Debbie was a popular long-time server at Tuscarora Mill Restaurant in Leesburg, VA, Debbie May, passed away quietly on June 25th. The family of Deborah A. (Marble) May is saddened by the news. A beloved wife and mother, she died of cancer at her home in Hamilton after a protracted illness, surrounded by loved ones. Debbie is part of The May family, who are well-known restaurateurs and hospitality workers throughout the Northern Virginia area. Debbie is survived by her husband and companion of 38 years, Spencer May, r&d chef with Great America Restaurants in Fairfax; and her two children, Christopher May, a chef at Tuscarora Mill; and Katy May, a server at Fireworks Pizza, both in Leesburg. Debbie worked at Tuscarora Mill for over 12 years. Before that, she was a hostess and manager at The Laurel Brigade Inn in Leesburg. Her l ong career in the restaurant business included stints at the popular Lindseys Restaurant in Wareham, MA; Hells Blazes in Middleboro, MA; Horse of a Different Color in Portsmouth, NH; and The Foundry Restaurant in Washington, DC. A colorful and outspoken New Englander, Debbie was a popular member of the Tuskies staff, where her short blond hair, brigh t blue eyes and ready quips were a constant source of delight and entertainment for her many friends and customers. Though born in Detroit, Michigan to Clifford and Barbara Marble, both deceased, Debbie was a true Yankee. She loved the Red Sox, going to the beach, reading books and shopping for clothes. She also enjoyed a hot cup of coffee and the challenge of a good jigsaw puzzle. She was also the sister of Thomas and Scott Marble of Massachusetts, who are both deceased. Debbies many friends from throughout the region were able to meet with her over the last few months. She had many fond memories from these visits, and often left her visitors charmed by her courage and strength. She will be greatly missed. A celebration of Debbies life will be held a t Tuscarora Mill on Monday, July 15th at 6 PM. The family will travel to Pinehurst, MA, Debbies childhood home for private internment this mmer. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made in ribute to Debbie May to Capital Caring, Attn: Capital Caring Resource Development, 2900 Tele-star Court, Falls Church, VA 2042. 703-531-6209 http://capitalcaring9439.thankyou4caring.org/donatenow
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Published in The Sentinel from July 4 to July 11, 2013