Deborah L. Santos-Dempsey

March 7, 1963 - September 6, 2015
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After a very difficult struggle with various illnesses, Deborah passed away at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts on Sunday, September 6, 2015 with her loved ones by her side.

With the help of family and friends Debbie maintained a wonderful quality of life during several health crises.

Before illness entered her life, Debs true calling was her involvement in many community, civic and charitable organizations which made her very happy.

Matthew Louis, her son, and Shauna Elizabeth, her daughter, gave Deb her most contentment. She could boast about the two of them for hours. She was always amazed and proud of their achievements no matter how small or big.

Born March 7, 1963, Deborah was the daughter of Louis Santos III (predeceased 2002) and Elizabeth M.(Betty) (Foskitt) Santos. Others awaiting lovingly with open arms upon her arrival in the heavens above are her grandparents, Louis & Cecile Santos, William Foskitt, Edward & Florence Nichols, grandmother, Yvonne Foskitt, Doris Paquette, mother-in-law, Joanne Dempsey and many others.

In addition to her mother Betty, Debbie leaves her husband, Chris E. Dempsey, son, Matthew L. Santos-Vitorino and his fiancee, Megan Hoppe, of Florida, her daughter, Shauna E. Santos-Dempsey, and her only sister, Desiree L. Santos. Debbie also will be missed by; Mr. and Mrs. William Foskitt, Robert Foskitt, and the Dempsey Family. Deb shared special times with her cousins in the Nichols Family and the Maust Family. Debbie had very special extended family who she loved very much, Banas/Bailey Family, Provost Family, Blanchard Family, Linda Bourget, Lachewetz Family, Plourde Family, Sprague Family and many others. Deb also leaves her godchildren: Joshua M. Gendron, Seth P. Daniels, Thomas J. Golden, Danielle Bailey and many cherished friends.

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Funeral Services Celebrating Debbies life will be held Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 8:45 AM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall St, Ludlow, MA followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in the Parish Community fo St. Elizabeth, Hubbard St, Ludlow, MA. Rites of Committal will follow in St. Patricks Cemetery, Fuller Road, Chicopee, MA

Saint Patrick’s Cemetery
New Lombard Road
Chicopee, MA 1020

Catholic Community of Saint Elizabeth
181 Hubbard Street
Ludlow, MA 1056


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Born: March 7, 1963
Died: September 6, 2015

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Pat Banas, Dan, Amelia and Danielle Bailey posted on 9/8/15

Yesterday we lost an angel. My dear longtime friend Deb went to God's loving arms. Her body is at rest but her spirit lives on in all she touched. She was my sister in every way that mattered. My daughters' beloved aunt, godmother and now our guardian angel. Chris, Matt, Shauna Santos-Dempsey and Betty our Deb gave us an unforgettable ride. She was an incredible woman who loved so many! She will forever remain in our hearts. Love you Deb - you will be so missed!


Jessica Golden posted on 9/8/15

Deb has and always will hold a very special place in not only mine but my family's heart. Not only was she my best friend she was a sister to me, a wonderful Auntie to my boys who loved her very much. We will miss her wonderful laugh, her spectacular brain (as she was always giving me great advice), and just her sweet, caring, loving, nature. We love you!!!! <3 <3


Karen posted on 9/8/15

It is so hard to express all the people deb was to our world; friend confidant,mentor.she was ways there for our family - my deb of the desk who kept my scouting world in order,my support during my cancer surgery,. I will never forget placing my daughter next to Debbie when she was born.we call slept,a new mom needed her rest and deb needed to cuddle a niece.loved ya lots and will miss you more


Marge Ollice posted on 9/8/15

I will miss my friend very much, have not talked to her for a while, but met her online. As we both played a game called literati, she was good at it and gave me a run for my money. I will always remember her for her giving spirit, and good advice when I got sick with cancer. she said if you can't eat regular food, eat Ice cream. LOL


Kathe & Jeff Cote posted on 9/10/15

Oh My sweet Deb, the tears are so flowing missing you with ever beat of my heart. If I would have known our last phone call before my birthday was our last there, are so many more things I would have said. You always had to have the last word and would never take no for an answer. I guess you had it this time. This picture is one I will forever cherish when you my sister stood next to me as I said I do to my wonderful husband. You have left such a legacy with Matt and Shauna and Chris. Bless you for all you did for the many many people you have touched. We have truly lost a angel and will miss you until we get to get our wings and join you. Watch over us all as we have to say see ya later. Fly free my angel sister I will forever miss you and this pain will never ease. I love you so very much always and forever, you sister Kathe.


Tom Gwiazda posted on 9/10/15

What a wonderful woman, always had a ear for whatever you said and was always truly interested in what you had to say, Always positive no matter what the day brought her, a good friend as a person could be. Will miss your smile and positive attitude thru it all.


James and Susan Pasterczyk posted on 9/12/15

Our sincere condolences to Debbie's family. May God be with all of you during this difficult time. We know you all have many special memories of Debbie that will always bring smiles to your faces. To Betty(Debbie's mother): Know that we're thinking of you. We'll say a special prayer for you. Love you.