Mrs. Debra Ann (Deschene)'s Story

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Mrs. Debra Ann (Deschene) Hancock, a resident of Andover for more 50 years and beloved wife of Ronald E. Hancock, Jr., passed away surrounded by her family at the Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care Center in Milton, Mass., on Monday afternoon, October 10, 2016, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was 61 years old. Born in Wakefield, Mass., on July 2, 1955, she was the beloved daughter of the late Eugene G. and Winifred M. (O'Leary) Deschene and step-mother, Rosel B. Deschene.
She graduated from Andover High School, was a certified early childhood educator and licensed family day care provider. Debra worked as a preschool assistant director and teacher for 36 years. In her spare time, she enjoyed spending time with her five grandchildren. Debbie loved to travel, go to the ocean, and dance the night away to the “beats” of the band "WildFire."
She will be dearly missed by her friends and family.
Besides her husband, Ronald, she is survived by her loving children, Christina L. Marchese (Hancock) and Patrick Marchese of Methuen and Ronald E. Hancock III and his wife, Allison of Andover; siblings, Jeannie Deschene of Salem, Mass., and Eugene G. Deschene III of Hampton, N.H.; her five grandchildren, Alex and Alyssa Marchese, both of Methuen, and Sophia, Payton and Ronald E. IV, all of Andover; and her many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours were held in the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 North Main Street, Andover, on Sunday, October 16, 2016, from 4 to 8 p.m. All were welcome. Private funeral arrangements are planned. In lieu of flowers, donations in Debra’s memory may be made to Dana Faber Cancer Institute, Pediatric Resource Room, 10 Brookline Place, Brookline, MA 02445. For additional information, please visit www.burkemagliozzi.com.
Published on  October 14, 2016
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