Obituary of Debra D. Lizzio
Debra D. Lizzio (nee Frank), 66, of Sewell, New Jersey, passed away on Friday, September 10, 2021.
A loving, giving and selfless woman, Debra was devoted to her family and friends. They knew they could come to her for a shoulder to cry on; she was a wonderful listener and was always there to help. She had an uncanny ability to see both sides of an issue, and was known for her objective and wise advice.
Debra enjoyed crafting, and was very involved in the Catholic Youth Group led by Fr. Mazzarella. But above all, she enjoyed her family and friends. Whether it was on one of her many cruises, during her yearly vacations to Wildwood Crest, or while simply being surrounded by them during the holidays, nothing brought her more joy than precious time spent with those she loved.
Debra was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and raised in Cherry Hill. She has been a resident of Sewell since 1988. After raising her three children, Debra went back to school and became a nurse. She worked for Kennedy Hospital in Stratford for many years, where her compassionate nature served her well. She found fulfillment in the act of helping others, and would always go above and beyond for her patients.
Beloved wife of 44 years to Michael S. Lizzio; loving daughter of Myra (nee Simpson) and the late Donald J. Frank; devoted mother of Michael C. (Amanda) Lizzio, Danielle Lizzio and Amanda (Michael) Gordon; cherished grandmother of Daniel, Gianna and Cassidy; treasured sister of Donna (Larry) Sawyer, Daryn Bailey, Donald (Suzanne) Frank and David Frank; dear daughter-in-law of the late Dominic and Angeline Lizzio, and sister-in-law of Dominic (Jean) Lizzio, Mario (Theresa) Lizzio, Thomas (Cindy) Lizzio, John Lizzio and the late Anthony Lizzio. Debra is also survived by 16 adoring nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews.
A special thank you to Stephanie Parto, who brought a smile to Debra’s face with her thoughtful kindness.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Debra’s viewing on Friday, September 17, 2021, 10:30 – 11:45 AM at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 362 Ganttown Road, Turnersville, NJ 08012. Mass will follow at 12:00 PM. Interment will take place privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Debra’s name to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, PO Box 91891, Washington DC 20090, www.nationalmssociety.org OR Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 4550 Montgomery Avenue Suite 1100 N. Bethesda, MD 20814, www.cff.org
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