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Debra Ann McBride

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DEBRA ANN MCBRIDE Cumberland, Rhode Island Born: June 18, 1964Place of Birth: Fontana, CA Death: July 26, 2014Place of Death: Boston, MA Debra Ann McBride, 50, of Bear Hill Rd., Cumberland, Rhode Island passed away Saturday, July 26th, in the Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston. Debra fought the fight with ovarian cancer for 3 years always having hope she would survive. She was the beloved wife of Linda J. Pedro of Cumberland, RI. Debra and Linda were married one year ago in Temecula, CA. at Debra’s parents’ home overlooking wine country. Born in Fontana, CA she was the daughter of Michael McBride of Lake Isabella, CA and Carol (Crawford) McBride Anderson of Temecula, CA, she was also the step daughter of Robert Anderson. Debra grew up in Monrovia, California till the age of nine and then the family moved to Irvine, California where she graduated high school. Debra was in the army reserves for a time. Debbie had a charismatic, engaging personality which lead her into a lifelong career in Sales. She soon became interested in learning about the wine industry, especially while living in Temecula Wine Country. For the past few years Debra was a Wine Specialist employed by Trader Joe's, Foxboro, MA. Debbie loved the ocean, boating and all water sports along with her recent hobby of golfing. She also enjoyed poetry, music and singing. For many years Debbie was a member of Sweet Adeline’s, first singing with the Harborlites Chorus in Orange County. Then moving to Temecula where she joined the San Diego Chorus. She was so proud she won a first place international medal with the San Diego Chorus. Debbie sang bass with her mother in several quartets, where they both enjoyed the experience of singing 'Four Part Harmony' together. Debbie loved cooking and was what we call a “Foodie” (she just loved her food) and always cooked to much. Because she couldn’t make up her mind what she wanted when eating out, she ordered 3 different things (of course never eating it all). She loved her cats, Bruschi, Brady and Tucker they were her loves. Besides her wife Linda and Debbie’s parents she leaves a brother Larry McBride of Temecula, CA and a sister, Christine Washburn of Oceanside, CA. She leaves a niece Meghan Fontana and nephew Ian Washburn along with a half-brother Michael McBride and step-brother Brett Anderson. Debbie loved California, the water and the sun, she wanted to come home but due to her illness was unable to travel. Services were held Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, Cumberland, Rhode Island. Debbie made many friends in Rhode Island and was very loved, even in the short time she had been living there. There were well over a hundred people who attended the service. For Family and Friends in California a “Celebration of Life” for Debbie will be held at: Glenoak Hills Clubhouse 40101 De Portola Road, Temecula, CA 92592 Date: August 16th Time: 2 p.m. Family would appreciate donations going to the Ovarian Cancer Society,

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  1. Dear Carol and family, My most heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your beautiful daughter. May happy memories comfort you. Peace and Love, Sandy Wray

  2. I am so sorry. Debbie was a treasure, so full of life, love and sweet feistiness. She always made me laugh. Bless You.

  3. I have only fond, loving memories of Debbie, having watched her grow up, and had the privilege of singing in a quartet with her. Laughter and song will be in my heart whenever I remember her. I hurt deeply for her Mother as she is so dear and important to me.

  4. My sincere condolences to Debbie’s entire family. My love to her Mother Carol, as she endures this tragic loss.

  5. For a brief moment relative to one’s lifetime, I had the pleasure of getting to know and spending some time with Debra Ann. We both spent approximately 8 weeks of our lives in close proximity to one another in the early fall of 1982, attending Army AIT training in Ft. Lee VA. I recall her being a beautiful person, both inside and out. I will never forget her lively personality or her truly amazing smile. While the available time was limited, I honestly looked forward to every opportunity to spend time with her, be it chatting together while riding the luxuriously appointed Army bus heading to training class at zero dark thirty in the a.m., or after duty hours grabbing chow or just hanging around the base with other trainees. I recall one occasion when a bunch of us got together and went to an enlisted club for some food and drinks and, if memory serves, she even obliged my request for a dance to whatever music was playing at the time.

    I am thankful for having had the privilege of meeting and spending time with Debra. Over the past 30 years, I made several attempts to locate her in hopes of simply saying hello again and to thank her for being a bright spot in the life of a young soldier. It was because of my most recent attempt that I learned of her passing. I am saddened to know that she became so ill, and even more so that I never knew she had moved so close, as I would have certainly made it a point to pay her a visit and offer my friendship and support.

    To her family and friends, I offer my most sincere condolences. Given the impact she had on my life in such a brief period of time, I can only imagine the impact she had on each of you, and how difficult her passing must have been. I am very sorry I was not there to celebrate the memory of her life with you.

    With warm regards,

    Tim Moran
    Ashford, CT.

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