Deborah Swan

  • Born: December 14, 1955
  • Died: December 17, 2016
  • Location: Spring Hill, Florida

Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes - Seven Hills

280 Mariner Blvd.
Spring Hill, FL 34609

Tel. (352) 688-4991

Tribute & Message From The Family


Deborah Swan, 61, passed away December 17, 2016. She was born in Concord, Massachusetts and grew up in Lincoln MA before step moves that led her to reside in Leominster MA. In 2012 she moved to Spring Hill Florida. She was Catholic by faith. Deb worked for Digital Equipment Corporation for many years while also holding a second job first at Howard Johnsons and later, for many years, the 99 Restaurant in West Concord MA. Deb later worked at Open Market, Davox, Hypertronix, and finally Lyrix. Deb was an active Customer Service Help Desk manager at Lyrix. She helped guide her peers and was all about customer service and satisfaction. Deb knew her business and the products she supported in great depth and scope. Outside of work, Deb was an active participant with several FB clubs that involved gardening, flowers, orchids, and container gardening. She was known by many of the local Hernando County (University of Florida) Master Gardeners and planned on formally joining the Master Gardeners this January with the start of the next UF training program. Deb had an eye for decorating and gardening, and never shied away from the maintenance tasks to keep everything up. She would often be observed out in the gardens very early in the morning or in the early evening. Deb's passion was being outdoors or in her greenhouse, doing anything in the fresh air. She was an avid cyclist who would routinely bike 20-30 miles each time out, really enjoyed kayaking in the Weeki Wachee river, Three Sister springs, and around Caladesi island. Deb was a great hostess and was often told how inviting and accommodating she was. Even at other events outside her home, she would be the first to help setup and prepare, and be right there with the cleanup. She was full of energy and was self-driven. No matter what, she would get the task done. Deb is survived by loving husband, Brian Tierney, spending 24 years together; 2 step daughters, Jennifer Santiago of Ohio and Melissa Tierney of Massachusetts; a grand-daughter, Valerie Santiago; 3 siblings, Victoria Bossa of West Palm, Florida, Charles Swan of Long Island, New York and loving family, Kim Swan of Ohio and loving family, as well as many friends. Deb would have ended this obituary with: "God bless, I love you".

Please consider donating to the American Cancer Society in Deb's name.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I was lucky enough to work with Deb for many years at Lyrix, as I work in the UK and Deb was in the US we would sometimes have a chat about our families and how they were doing at shift change over. I will miss these morning chat with this wonderful lady who was always had time for everyone she worked with. I would like to pass along my sincerest sympathies to Deb's husband Brian and the rest of Deb's family.

Posted by Edward Smyth - Tadwoth, Surrey. UK - Coworker   December 23, 2016

Deb you have touched so many lives and - OOOOHHHH those flowers! It's like you had hundreds of children that you took care of with so much tenderness. They were all different, they all needed special care, and they all flourished.....
You were the glue that keeps us together. You were always genuine. You lift people up. Your sense of family and friendship is incredible.
I think of the many people with whom I have crossed paths. You are one of those Special people. When I saw you again in Nashua back in 1993 with Brian and Tony it started a whole new friendship from when we just knew each other's families in grade school.
I think often of our trip to Antigua ! I think of our annual ski trips to Wachusett Mountain when we were young and able bodied to tackle the slopes. . All the Pool Tournaments you hosted in Leominster. All the Christmas parties. So fun and so memorable too -. Good times those were I have never met anyone who put their whole entire soul into a party. You always had the best parties! Everything to the "T", coordinated, decorated to the max, and always cooking awesome food - more than anyone could ever eat!
All these things are what matter in life. They bring smiles to our faces.
You will always be remembered. Your laughter is unique and I can hear it in my head if I sit quietly. I am thinking of all the laughs we shared over the years. When I heard the horrible news I was thinking of you every single moment of the day and praying for miracles. I wanted to tell you these things before you left this world, but you went too quickly.
Shine On my friend. My condolences to Brian - and brother Chuckie and your sisters . You will be deeply missed. xxx Cindi

Posted by CINDI FADDOUL PAGE - MARLBOROUGH, MA - Friend   December 21, 2016

"The bond between friends cannot be broken by chance; no interval of time or space can destroy it. Not even death itself can part true friends."

Words cannot express how sorry I am to hear of Deb's passing. I worked with Deb for many years. And although we only met in person once or twice, we became lifelong friends. I will never forget how much she helped me along the way both personally and professionally. She had a heart of gold and would have done anything for anyone. There will never be another Deb.

Thinking of you all. May the wonderful memories you shared bring a sense of peace & comfort today and each day that follows.

My deepest sympathy to all....

Posted by Joanie Bogdala Ryan - Winthrop Harbor, IL - Friend   December 21, 2016

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To Brian and Deb's family:
It was with great sadness and shock that I learned of Deb's passing! I was so fortunate and lucky to have met Deb and worked with her at Lyrix. We were "Ms. Deb" to each other. She always had time to talk, share, laugh and listen. She always gave me gardening advice - as she knew I was not a gardener at all, and she would laugh at my tales of "trying"! I still hear her voice echo in the spring and fall of the proper thing to do as it relates to my garden and will hold those memories and Ms. Deb dearly in my heart. She was the consummate professional and always went above and beyond to ensure our customers were taken care of! I am blessed to have known her and thankful for the times we shared
I will miss you Ms. Deb Deb!!!
Love and hugs to you Brian and to your family!
Kind Regards,
Deb Brown

Posted by Deb Brown - Plymouth, MA - Coworker   December 21, 2016

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My deepest condolences to her family. Deb was the most wonderful individual I have ever had the pleasure to work with and converse with on this planet. I will miss her greatly. God Bless her and keep her close, to her family - you truly had the most wonderful person ever, she was a bright STAR. God Bless you all and take care.

Posted by Florence Peak - Rowlett, TX - Friend   December 21, 2016

I will never eat a blueberry muffin with out thinking of debbie-she made the best i ever had and with the most love-this world has lost a truly amazing person! I love you deb with all my heart ❤

Posted by kim swan - blue point, NY - Family   December 20, 2016

Rest in the peace of the Lord! I know my Deb was there to welcome you into God's Heavenly Paradise! You were a great neighbor and will be missed. Brian, may God grant you the strength and peace to go on, remembering all the great times you shared.

Posted by Bill Koenig - Spring Hill, FL - Friend   December 20, 2016

Rest in the peace of the Lord! I know my Deb was there to welcome you into God's Heavenly Paradise! You were a great neighbor and will be missed. Brian, may God grant you the strength and peace to go on, remembering all the great times you shared.

Posted by Bill Koenig - Spring Hill, FL - Friend   December 20, 2016

Deb,

We are shocked and saddened by your passing. We want to thank you for all the neighborly support and friendship you have extended to our family. Particularly for the your kindness to our mother Bernice. God bless you and rest your soul in eternal happiness.

Posted by Bob and Brenda Cogen - Brooks, KY - Neighbor   December 20, 2016

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RIP Ms Deb...We are so grateful that we for the good time and friendship we all had together. Will miss you so...Life will not be the same without you.

Posted by Mike and Marilyn Hayes - Spring Hill, FL - Friend   December 20, 2016

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A beautiful garden now stands alone at dawn,
Missing its keeper, but now she is gone,
Her flowers will still bloom, and the sun will shine,
But the rain will be like tear drops, for the ones left behind,
The weeds may lay waiting to take the garden's beauty away,
But the beautiful memories of its keeper are in our hearts to stay,
She loved every flower even some that were weeds,
So much love she would plant with each little seed,
But just like her flowers she was part of God's plan,
So when it was her time he reached down his hand,
He look through Life's Garden searching for the best,
That's when he found, it was her time to rest,
It was hard for those who loved her, to just let her go,
But God had a spot in his garden, that needed a gentle soul,
So when you start missing her, remember if you just wait,
When God has a spot in his garden, She'll meet us at the gate....

RIP Ms Deb... We loved you and thank you so much for being our friends.
Life, will not be the same without you!

Posted by Mike and Marilyn Hayes - Spring Hill, FL - Friend   December 20, 2016

Deb,

Your warm and inviting personality was always very welcoming to me. I enjoyed the short time I knew you, and thank you for always opening your home and heart to my visits with you and Brian. You will be very missed.

Paul

Posted by Paul Covelski - Clearwater, FL   December 20, 2016

I am so sorry Brian , Vic , Chuck and Kim for your loss of Debbie. We all grew up together having Sunday dinners with Nana and Papa , Auntie Mame , and Cadie and Billy Morrison and many more !! We all grew up and moved on but it was Deb that brought us all back together on that beautiful sunny Day at my house on Hampton Beach. That day was so special to my Mom and all I will be forever grateful for that day and hold it close to my heart. I am truly sorry for your loss please know that you are all in my heart and prayers

Posted by Isabel - Belle Coyne - Seabrook Beach, NH - Family   December 19, 2016

My deepest sympathy to Brian and Debbie's family. Debbie might have been petite but there was nothing petite about her. She had a huge heart. Debbie was funny and sarcastic in a very quiet under stated way. She was a good listener and a good friend. She fought hard but she can rest now. I will miss her.

Posted by Ann Petruzzelli - spring hill, FL - Friend   December 19, 2016

Ahhh My Miss Swan Where do I start... No truer friend can I imagine having. A shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen, a hug when needed, and always there when I needed her and I for her. 18 years is a long time to get to know someone, to love someone, to miss someone. Oh Miss Swan I shall Miss You Dearly Forever.

Posted by Laurie Wysk - Leominster, MA - Friend   December 19, 2016

I will miss the beautiful pictures of your garden Deb.

Posted by Robin Chipman - Webster, FL - Friend   December 19, 2016

God bless you Deb, you were like a mom to me for many years. I will always remember the heart of gold and wisdom you had. I'll always remember and be grateful for how happy you made my dad...thank you. You will always be in my heart. I love you.

Posted by Melissa Tierney - Leominster, MA - Family   December 19, 2016

I am so sorry about your loss. You are all in my prayers.

Posted by Barry Shipes - Beacon, NY - Family Friend   December 19, 2016

Dear Deb's family,
I'm in shock. Had no idea Deb had been battling cancer. I'm so sad to learn this news. My heartfelt condolences to all of her close family and friends. She was a lovely and talented women.

Posted by Margaret Walkey - Saugus, MA - Classmate   December 19, 2016

I was lucky enough to work for Deb for many years. She was more than a boss to me, she was a trusted friend. I will miss her terribly. My deepest condolences to her family.

Posted by Michelle Duxbury - Methuen, MA - Coworker   December 19, 2016

Maureen and I offer our sincere condolences' on your loss. May cherished memories of times together bring all of Deb's family and friends solace during this difficult period.
Maureen and George Hovey
Dracut, MA

Posted by George Hovey - Dracut, MA - Friend   December 19, 2016

You are loved
You are missed
You are remembered

Posted by Jennifer Santiago    December 19, 2016

I have worked with Deb for many years and she was a very dedicated worker and manager. She always made sure that everyone was taken care of even if that meant her putting extra time and effort into things to see them through completion. She will be sadly missed and leaves a very empty space in the hearts of her work family at Lyrix. Condolences to her family and friends.

Posted by Pamela Linde - Kenosha, WI - Coworker   December 19, 2016

I've had the good fortune to work with Deb for the past 14 years. She was the consummate professional and most loyal customer advocate you could image. On behalf of Lyrix Inc and Deb's professional colleagues, I'd like to pass along our sincerest sympathies to Brian and the rest of Deb's family. She will be deeply missed in many ways.

Posted by Jeffrey Gardella - Nashua, NH - Coworker   December 19, 2016

God bless my wife and best friend, Deb Swan. She's in Heaven now. No more pain or suffering. I miss you more than a lot. I love you. God bless and safe journey.

Posted by Brian Tierney - Spring Hill, FL - Spouse   December 19, 2016