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Deborah Ann Russo

Date of Death: December 18, 2020

Date of Birth: September 11, 1956

Biography:

Deborah Ann Russo (Pickard), 64, of Topsham passed away peacefully at Midcoast Hospital on Dec. 18, 2020 with her mother and daughters by her side. A lifelong resident of Topsham, Debbie was born in 1956 in Brunswick, ME to Leon A. and Frances E. (Crosman) Pickard.

Debbie attended Brunswick High School as well as Mt. Ararat School, graduating in 1974 as a member of its first graduating class. She earned an Associates Degree from Westbrook College. Debbie was a long time employee at Fairchild Semiconductor and National Semiconductor in South Portland.

In her spare time, Debbie was an avid crafter. She loved stamping and making elaborate cards to share with her loved ones. Debbie’s real passion was spending time with her friends and family.  She always had a smile on her face and was known for her sense of humor. She was a doting and involved Grammy, never passing up an opportunity to babysit or spoil her 4 grandkids.

She was predeceased by her father, Leon Pickard. She is survived by her daughters Valerie Russo (Kevin Reddall) and Linda Sparks (Justin); grandchildren Miles, Owen, Isla and Jaina; her mother Frances Pickard; sisters Doreen Robnett (Dave), Dale Pickard (Ronald Hodges), Dianne Gagnon (Dan); niece Kate Graviett and grandnieces Haiden and Kensley.

Due to Covid, services will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to support patient care and research may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; PO Box 849168; Boston, MA 02284 or www.dana-farber.org/gift

 

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