Debbie is survived by her beloved Life Partner, David Paul Luster of Plymouth, MA; her oldest son, Robert E. Rineer II, daughter-in-law Sheryll Rineer and grandson, Tyce all of PA.
Debbie was predeceased by her youngest son, W. Donaven Allen III, also of PA.
She earned a degree in Business Administration and was an accomplished Administrative Assistant for over 30 years at the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Health for the Commonwealth of PA. She was also proud to have achieved an Administrative Medical Specialist with Medical Billing and Coding Certificate.
Debbie adored her family & friends, the Lord, and her beloved dogs “Lucy”, “CC”, “Corky”, and “Happy”.
She enjoyed being with family very much and sharing her love of cooking and dining. Some of her favorite foods were mussels, clams, blackened or panko crusted swordfish, Mexican food, and there was always a slew of ramekins by her plate for the variety of sauces and hot sauces she loved to dip all her food in! Every morning had to start with Starbuck’s or Dunkin’.
She was a die-hard football maven who greatly enjoyed watching her favorite Pittsburgh Steelers, as well as the New England Patriots. If they played each other, she felt her team won either way.
She religiously watched General Hospital, ‘political theatre’ on the news, Veterinary Shows, Music Shows. Some of her favorite musical artists were anybody who could put down great Smooth Jazz Vibes. She loved the Eagles, Chicago, America, Motown, Earth Wind & Fire, to name a few. Her father, Irvin (Ted) Brownagle and her uncle, Chet Brownagle were Roaring 20’s orchestra and band leaders who greatly influenced her love of music.
She enjoyed travelling to old, new, and unexplored places and the many wonderful sights and sounds of the mountains and coastline and the quaint villages of New England.
She was funny and light-hearted, with a quick wit and a honed sense of logic about what was right and good about people. Even more so, a most compassionate and loving soul. She didn’t want to be a burden on anyone and would always lend a hand or give encouragement. Seeing anyone or anything in pain, distress, or misery, those that were suffering or injured, stirred deep emotions and she felt that pain too. She cared for everyone, and she nurtured us all.
She loved the innocence, exuberance, and laughter of all children - Especially her own. Robbie and Donaven were the light of her life. Debbie was an avid photographer when her kids were young and through later in life. There are thousands of photographs that depict the pure love she had for, not only her kids, but all their friends as well. She was “Mom” to everyone. Debbie was devoted to her family, and enjoyed all the hugs, laughter, and joy that life can bring.
When she became ill in recent years and many a medical caregiver or responder was aiding or comforting her, she always touched them and patted them and smiled at them, with a gleam in her eye to simply thank them, as deeply and sincerely as she was able. Always.
She was a shining light like no other and she’s now in peace and with her Lord.
Visiting hours on Wednesday November 2nd from 10- 11 am at the Cartmell-Davis Life Celebration Funeral Home 373 Court St. North Plymouth. Burial will follow at Vine Hills Cemetery Plymouth. Memorial donations in her name may be made to the Helping Hands for the Plymouth Animal Shelter PO Box 214 Manomet, MA 02345. Online guest book please visit www.cartmelldavis.com