Debra J. (Rys) St. Pierre

December 31, 1960 - June 5, 2024
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Debra J. (Rys) St. Pierre, 63, of Ludlow, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2024. Born in Holyoke, MA on December 31, 1960, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Beverly Rys. Debra graduated from Chicopee High School and STCC, going on to work as a precision machinist for several local companies.

Debra is survived by her daughter Linda O’Malley and her partner Americo Freitas; her sisters Darlene Charest and Donna Coulombe and her brother Raymond Rys. She also leaves her beloved grandsons Joel and Sonny Freitas and her grand-dog Hazel. Debra also leaves her life partner Bill O’Connell and her BFF Laurie Dufault, as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Debra was predeceased by her beloved sister Deanne Rys, her dog Scooby and her grand-dog Abbi.

Debra enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, gardening, fishing, gambling, watching sports, doing puzzles and hanging out by the pool. Debbie, as her friends called her, will be missed dearly by all who loved her.

Visiting hours for Debra will be Thursday, June 13, 2024 from 4:00-6:00 PM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall Street, Ludlow, MA. Burial will be private, at the convenience of the family. Donations in Debra’s memory may be made to the Ludlow CARES Coalition Inc, P.O. Box 415, Ludlow, MA.

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Date: Thursday, June 13, 2024

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home


64 Sewall Street
Ludlow, MA 01056

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Donations in Debra’s memory may be made to the Ludlow CARES Coalition Inc, P.O. Box 415, Ludlow, MA.


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Born: December 31, 1960
Died: June 5, 2024

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Norm and Patti Forest posted on 6/11/24

Norm and I are so sorry to hear of Debbie’s untimely passing. We are blessed that we were able to know her a little. She always shared a smile, conversation and loved her family greatly. May Debbie rest in peace. With love, Norm and Patti


Donna Rutkowski posted on 6/10/24

There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief ....... Love, Donna R.


Donna Rutkowski posted on 6/10/24

Heartbroken over the loss of my beloved friend Deb. A beautiful person taken too soon. My sun worshipping beach partner. I will cherish the great times we had together. Missing you Deeply. Love, Donna Rutkowski


Laurie Dufault posted on 6/9/24

I will miss you more than their are stars in the sky, but I now know you one of them shining brightly on us all ... Thank You for being my BFF I wouldn't trade any of our moments for anything in the world... I love you so much Debra Jean ❤️ ! Your forever friend, Laurie till we meet again...