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 www.sbfuneralhome.com
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Published by Albany Times Union on Jan. 24, 2021.