Groveland — Debra (Gallant) Bonia-Green, age 54, died Thursday evening, August 22, 2013, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice in Haverhill. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of Charles R. and Frances S. (Costantino) Gallant of Topsfield. She was raised in Salem and graduated from Salem High School. She continued her education and graduated from North Shore Community College, and continued to Endicott College, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy. She also studied at the Palmer Institute of Massage and Body Work, earning a degree in massage and polarity therapy. She also earned her Level Two Reiki Degree as well as a degree in aroma therapy.
Deb loved family gatherings at her home. She was a loving “Dance Mom” for her daughter, Amy. Deb had a love of music, especially that of “The Boss.” She was an avid nature lover, and most especially enjoyed camping, the mountains, the ocean and all animals.
Surviving Deb, in addition to her parents, are her three children, Derek Bonia and his girlfriend, Lilo Aburto, and Bryan Bonia and Amy Taylor Green; her brother, Charles Gallant, Jr. and his wife, Lori, and their daughter; and Deb’s godchild, Rachel, all of Manchester-by-the-Sea; Amy’s father, Fran Green; Derek and Bryan’s father, Ronald Bonia, Jr.; her beloved dogs, Casco and Diamond, and the many animals waiting to greet her; and many other loved nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.
ARRANGEMENTS: Debra’s Funeral Services will be held at the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., corner of North Street, Salem, on Friday, August 30, at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, from 4 to to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund will be established for her daughter, Amy, at the Marblehead Savings Bank, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 101-F, Beverly, MA 01915. For additional information, or the guest book, please call 978-744-0497, or visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com.