Deborah Mary Brummett
Brummett, Deborah Mary ALBANY Deborah Mary Brummett, 66, passed into eternal life on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany from COVID-19 complications. Deborah was the sister of Christopher; and daughter of Betty and Arthur Raymond Brummett. Debbie was born in Saratoga but she grew up with Christopher in Glens Falls. She was proud to say that she was a St. Mary's girl. After graduating from the Glens Falls High School in 1972, Deb attended the Glens Falls Hospital nursing program where she became a licensed practical nurse. Several years were spent working at the hospital and other skilled nursing facilities. Her interest in personal growth prompted her to further her education and she became a registered nurse and a graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh with a Bachelor of Science degree. Debbie had numerous achievements but her proudest moment was the birth of her daughter Mariel Rose. Debbie relocated to Albany where she worked at St. Peter's Hospital and the Albany Medical Center in the Emergency Room, Critical Care, and Cardiac units. Additionally, Debbie worked as a private duty nurse by patient request. She lived with strong convictions, an iron-will and a deep love of family. While working, Debbie raised Mariel and was the primary caregiver of Christopher, who passed from Gliobastoma, and Betty, who passed from Alzheimer's disease complications. She worked until the day of her illness as a nurse supervisor at the Riverside Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing. Debbie loved "her girls," the staff, the Sisters, and the residents who were under her care. Debbie's interests were many. She was a talented seamstress and singer, a passionate reader and gardener, and she was an effective researcher. She was intelligent, adventurous, fun-seeking and one who loved solo road trips. A memorable journey took her across prairies and through reservations where she obtained first-hand knowledge of Native American culture. Debbie was inspired by her own Choctaw descent and rich Irish heritage. She adored animals, farmland, simple pleasures and traditions. Feral cats were fed and lovingly named, and she delighted in seasonal visits to u-pick orchards with Mariel and friends. Debbie canned pickles, jams and salsa and baked homemade cookies as special gifts for patients and friends. Debbie's heart had no boundaries. She gave of herself her entire life. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Mariel; cousins, Susan, Bill and Paul Andrews, Lauren Kristine Chard, Carol Dolan, Alan Golden, Pam Vogel, and Michelle Kearbey, extended family, and close friends. The family wishes to express sincere appreciation to the nurses, attendants and doctors at the St. Peter's Intensive Care Unit for their compassion and care of our beloved Deborah. Services will be private and held at a later date. To express online condolences visit

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Published by Albany Times Union on Jan. 24, 2021.
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I was shocked to hear of Debbie´s passing. I was a friend of her brother, Christopher, and remember the good natured family `squabbling´ between them. Sadly, this brings home the depth of the damage that such a tiny virus has wrought.
Bill Meyers
January 25, 2021
To the Family of Deborah Brummett: I believe our son Michael Gregory Mulson was a co-worker at Riverside Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation with Deborah. Although Greg never mentioned her name, he texted me on September 30, 2020 saying he was upset that one of his supervisor coworkers was ill. I am only guessing that this may have been Deb. He was quite saddened by the news and asked me to pray for her. Greg passed away himself less than 2 weeks later and very unexpectedly. He enjoyed and respected all of the staff who worked there. On behalf of Greg, we are sending our deepest condolences. Riverside has lost 2 wonderful, caring nurses this year. Deepest sympathy, Terri Mulson
Terri L Mulson
January 24, 2021
I am so sorry for the passing of Deborah, I am happy I got to go fruit and vegetable picking with you and Mariel, which Mariel are going to continue doing in honor of you. I am also happy that Deborah came to my celebration party we had in honor of me fighting an illness I had. Just know that I will always be there for your precious Mariel.
Gina Selitto
January 24, 2021
Dear Mariel, Your mother was like a daughter to me From her teen age years to most recently I heard of her many trials and tribulations. My daughter Holly was lucky to have your Mom as her best friend. I will miss her too
Delores Johnson
January 24, 2021
I went to High school with Debbie and had many fun times with her at school . She really wasvery caring. RIP sweet Debbie!
January 24, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of Deb´s passing. I remember her and Christopher from high school days. I pray her next journey will be as rewarding as this one was
Conni Mitrione Tucker
January 24, 2021