Metnuen — Debra A. D’Agata, 59, of Methuen, passed away peacefully on Monday January 7, 2013 at her home. She was born on August 29, 1953 in Methuen to Joseph and the late Annette (Viglione) D’Agata. Debra spent her early childhood residing in Methuen before attending the Walter E. Fernald School in Waltham.
She later transferred to Fidelity House Human Services in Lawrence and Methuen, where she resided for most of her adult life. She worked for American Training for many years and attended the Nevins Adult Day Health Center in Methuen.
Debra enjoyed singing, dancing, bowling and spending time at Salisbury Beach. We will cherish the time we spent during the many family cookouts, where Debra loved to swim in the family pool. She was a very happy-go-lucky person. Her smile always lit up the room. She was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and best friend to Deborah Silva, and will be dearly missed by all who loved her.
Debra is survived by her father, Joseph S. D’Agata of Plaistow, N.H. She is also survived by her siblings, Brenda D’Agata of Johnson City, N.Y., Glenn D’Agata and wife, Patricia of Methuen, Linda Aro of Atkinson, N.H., Brian D’Agata and wife, Tracy of Methuen, and Melissa Piraino and husband, James of Haverhill. She was predeceased by her mother, Annette R. D’Agata of Plaistow, N.H. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and her dear friends at Fidelity House, whom the family is so grateful for.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends will be received at visiting hours on Monday, January 14 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen. Her funeral Mass will take place Monday, at 1 p.m. at Corpus Christi Parish in Holy Rosary Church, 35 Essex St., Lawrence. Interment will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery Lawrence.
Those who wish to remember Debra by making memorial contributions in lieu of flowers, are kindly asked to consider, Fidelity House Human Services, c/o Marilyn Allain, One Parker Street, Lawrence, MA 01841.
To send the D’Agata family an online condolence or for directions please visit www.cataudellafh.com