Debora J. Sears
Kostanski Funeral Home
220 Federal Street
Greenfield, MA
Debora J. (Majewski) Sears, 63, of River St., passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at home surrounded by loved ones following a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in Greenfield on January 20, 1957, the daughter of Edward and Lorraine (Guilbault) Majewski.

Debora attended local schools and graduated from Turners Falls High School class of 1975. She graduated from Fitchburg State University in 1979, earning a B.A. degree in Human Services. Debora continued her education and obtained her EEC Infant-Toddler Preschool Lead Teacher and Director Certificates.

She was a preschool teacher at The Childrens' School at Deerfield Academy for almost 30 years, retiring in 2019. Debb loved all the children she cared for, and they loved her. She was a gifted teacher and it came naturally to her.

Previously she had her own family daycare and worked for The ARC of Franklin County.

She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, reading, walking, camping, playing card games and board games, gardening, going to the ocean, and chocolate.

Debb leaves her son Ryan Sears and his wife Katie of Stafford Springs, Ct, her daughter Cailyn Sears of Greenfield, grandchildren Alexis Sears, Thalia and Amadi Rivera. She also leaves her sisters

Laurie Munroe and her husband Richard of Rindge, NH and Cynthia Dickerman and her husband Robert of Northfield, MA, her nieces and nephews Nolan, Tanner and Nicci Munroe, Jenna and Christopher Dickerman, great nephew Bentley James Munroe and Tante Jacqueline Kingsbury. Debb also leaves her companion Weldon "Chip" Gregory of Greenfield and former husband Kenneth Sears of South Carolina.

She was predeceased by her father in 2000 and her mother in 1992.

A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date and time to be announced.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pioneer Valley Hospice & Palliative Care, 329 Conway Street, Greenfield, MA 01301.

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Published by Recorder on Oct. 28, 2020.
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Debb, you have been a dear friend for 45 years. I will miss your smile and big hugs, and just calling to check in and it seemed like last week even if it was 6 months between calls. My sympathies to Ryan and Cailyn, grandkids, and Cindy and Laurie. Chip, you have been a wonderful part of Debb’s life, thanks for being so good to her, my heart is with you too ♥♥
Dorinne Roberge
November 2, 2020
My condolences to Deb's family. I worked with her for a few years at the Deerfield Daycare - she was warm, funny, absolutely loved all the children in her care. Too young to leave us. So sorry for your loss.

Michele Torras
October 30, 2020
I worked with Debb for almost ten years. She was a compassionate, sensitive person who genuinely felt hurt for people who had been wronged. She was funny and had great facial expressions. Debb lived the children she taught and was always trying to engage the children in fun activities. She will be missed.
October 29, 2020
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