Deborah McGarey

Deborah Ann McGarey (Card)

Friday, September 4th, 1953 - Sunday, June 28th, 2020
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Deborah A. McGarey (Card).

On Sunday, June 28, 2020, the world lost a loving, kind, and devoted wife, mother, grandmother “Nannie,” aunt, sister and friend when Deborah A. McGarey, “Debbie”, age 66, passed away peacefully at her home in the loving care of her family.

Debbie was born September 4, 1953 in Biddeford, Maine and spent her childhood growing up in Arundel, Maine. She was educated at Mildred L Day Memorial and graduated from Kennebunk High School in 1971.

It was in her high school years that she met the love of her life, her husband, John J. McGarey whom she married on May 20, 1972.

As a mother, she was immensely dedicated to her two sons, Jason and Christopher. She was also a fiercely devoted Nannie to Kaitlin, Destiny, Ryan and Kyle and her great grandson, Dean. She will also be greatly missed by her many nieces and nephews who loved her greatly.

Debbie was employed by CoStar, formerly Morningstar when after 37 years, she decided to retire to spend more time with her grandchildren. Nothing made Debbie happier than a day at Mothers Beach or poolside with her grandchildren, they were her world and she, theirs’. Never was there any doubt in their hearts how much Nannie loved them.

In addition to her husband, children and grandchildren, Debbie will be greatly missed by her sisters: Linda Rae Pierce, Clarissa Guay and Corinne Van Peursem and her husband, Stephen Levitt.

Debbie was predeceased by her grandparents who lovingly raised her, Truman P and Ellen F.“Nellie” Bennett, her mother, Mary Ellen Bennett Card, father, Raymond F. Card and her brothers, Robert and Douglass Card.

The family would like to recognize the caring staff of Beacon Hospice, in particular, Katherine, Wanda, Jennifer and Deb, who guided Debbie’s family through her journey to God.

Calling hours will be Thursday, July 2, 2020 between the hours of 6 pm and 8 pm at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk. A private Mass will be held at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to: Animal Welfare Society, PO Box 43, West Kennebunk, ME 04094.

To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Debbie’s Book of Memories Page at

Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk, ME.
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    Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Bibber Memorial Chapel-Kennebunk
    67 Summer Street
    KENNEBUNK, ME 04043
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A private Mass will be held at a later time.


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Linda Lamarre Cyr

Posted at 10:04pm
My deepest condolences to Debbie's family. I was very saddened and shocked to see her obituary. Debbie and I worked together at Morningstar many years ago. She was always so sweet and nice to everyone. She would make us laugh and always brightened our work place. She was such a sweetheart and a pleasure to know and work with. She will be missed, but never forgotten.

Sr. Stacie Marie Gagnon

Posted at 10:25am
My deepest condolences to the family. I've been praying for Debbie every day for a long while. Now she is at peace in God's care. with lots of love, Sr. Stacie Marie Gagnon

Linda Tripp

Posted at 05:12pm
im sorry for your loss john and clarissa and the rest of the family i worked at pratt with both john and clarissa and know what she ment to john i also went to kennebunk high with debbie didnt know her well but im sorry for ll of your loss hard to lose someone so important in our lives linda lank tripp

Kim Johnson

Posted at 03:07pm
I will always remember her for her strength, honesty and courage. I will forever admire her for never giving up on anything or anyone. You've been such a big part of my life for as long as I can remember, and those memories of us all being together as a family throughout the years, are one's I will cherish the most. Our family gatherings just wont be the same without you and your amazing Whoopie Pies! You made the best there ever was. I love you, Aunt Deb

Diana Knowlton

Posted at 09:30pm
I am so incredibly sad to hear of my childhood friend’s passing; we grew up across the river, and I spent time
with her at her grandparent’s house as Bobby’s girlfriend and friend to her three sisters and brother Doug. Debbie
was such a kind and warm person, and I am profoundly glad to have known her. Rest in peace.

Diana (Nedeau) Knowlton
Palm Springs, California

Shari Lambert Posted at 12:15pm

My sweet, loving, beautiful kind Aunt Debbie. It’s still so hard to believe you’ve been called to eternal rest. I will forever have special memories that take me back as far as I can remember . Summer gatherings, bbq’s , trips to the beach or just visiting and chatting over a cup of coffee. I will especially remember this past summer when you came to Swan pond to visit and we took a nice boat ride out in the sun which was for certain your happy place. Thank you for always being such a special part of my life, my children’s lives and especially my Mom’s life as she has lost her sister in law and best friend. You and Uncle Johnny mean the world to me and although things won’t be the same your spirit will forever remain in my heart, and I will think of you everyday and smile. I have been truly blessed to have had you for my Aunt and my friend. I love you. Your niece, Shari

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