Deborah Ann Rispoli

Born: August 28, 1965

Died: May 27, 2017

Services: Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home Friday, June 2, 2017 10:30AM

Visitation: Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home Wednesday, May 31, 2017 & Thursday, June 1, 2017 2-4 & 7-9PM

Deborah Ann Rispoli (nee Storer), 51, beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend passed away peacefully Saturday evening, surrounded by family and friends, after a long and valiant battle against multiple myaloma. A native Staten Islander, Debbie was born on Aug. 28, 1965, and raised in Prince's Bay by her parents, Mary and Vernon Butch Storer. Debbie attended Public School 3, Intermediate School 34, and was a graduate of Tottenville High School. As a child, she was active at Saint Mark's Church where she became a Brownie and then a Girl Scout. She went on to become a contestant at The Miss Teen New York Beauty Pageant where she wore the Miss Teen Staten Island sash representing our borough. She was a member of The Gallon Club as a frequent blood donor. Debbie was also a beloved Queen of the Rosie Shere Triangles, a Masonic youth group devoted to high moral integrity, a sense of duty and the importance of education. After high school, Debbie worked in Manhattan as an administrative assistant at E.F. Hutton and Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc. Later, on Staten Island, she was a receptionist at the dental office of Fredericks & Goss. Debbie married the love of her life, Stephen M. Rispoli, on May 5, 1990, at the Huguenot Reformed Church followed by a reception at The Beach Comber. Together they raised three children, Stephen Jr., Carolyn and Lauren. For Debbie, her family was her heart and soul; everything she did was for her children and her husband as a proud and loving mother and wife. As a committed and devoted mother, Debbie worked as parent liaison at Public School 52 where her children attended. A vivacious and fun loving woman, Debbie enjoyed life to the fullest engaging in many activities. She loved to shop, visit yard sales with her mother and decorating inspired by HGTV, her favorite television show. She enjoyed attending the concerts of her favorite musical performers, Cher and Madonna. She also loved going on cruises with her family and especially cherished the time they spent together on their last trip to Mexico. Spending holidays, weekends and vacations at the family home in the Adirondacks were some of her happiest times with family. Deborah is survived by her husband, children, parents, and her sisters, Donna Tagliferro and Denise DeSane; her nephews, James Tagliferro, Christopher DeSane, and her niece, Lisa DeSane. Arrangements will be handled by Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home in Tottenville. The family will receive friends and family on Wednesday and Thursday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A final viewing will be held at Bedell-Pizzo on Friday morning at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery -

Cemetery: Resurrection Cemetery (Staten Island) (Map)

Location: Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home (Map)

Church: Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home (Map)

Posted at: 5/31/2017 8:14:22 PM By:


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Rest in peace my beautiful cousin. You lit up the room with your beautiful smile and contagious laugh. I have so many memories growing up with you that I will cherish in my heart. You will be missed deeply.

Posted at: 5/31/2017 1:40:13 PM By:

Wendy Keane

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My beautiful cousin, I will think of you every day until I see your face again. You are a warrior, you fought the negative forces of this world until the moment God called you home. Now you are in His Glory. The memories of you are stitched into my heart and when I feel a pull on those strings I will know you are with me always. I love you forever, thanks for always having my back. You'll always be the favorite xo

Posted at: 5/31/2017 3:23:26 AM By:

Kathy Pompeii

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Debbie was a sweet and caring lady. She was the best mom & wife too. My heart is breaking for her family. Deb is gone way too soon, but will always be looking down and guiding her children. God bless her soul and her family. You'll be missed forever.

Posted at: 5/30/2017 10:24:03 PM By:

Laurie Esposito

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There are no words to say how deeply saddened I am , we all are!!! This is such a tremendous loss, Debbie was an absolute saint a true friend, she always had a a smile on her face and always shared her laughter an made us all laugh and feel good,, and she truly cared about people!!! May god watch over you and your family,, my deepest and sincere condolences to the Storer and Rispoli families,,rest in peace my friend!!!

Posted at: 5/30/2017 9:15:07 PM By:

Valerie Golterman

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Our deepest sympathies to the Rispoli and Storer family. We were shocked and saddened by this news. May Debbie Rest In Peace and watch over her family. Val & Steve and family.

Posted at: 5/30/2017 5:56:19 PM By:

Marie Lara

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I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Debbie as a neighbor, and she was always pleasant to me.
I am praying for Debbie and her family.
May you know no further sorrow.

Posted at: 5/30/2017 5:12:26 PM By:

Gina Guzzi Francia

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Debbie you were a great friend way back when. Such a loving happy kind spirite Will miss you always. My deepest condolence to your family. 💔💔

Posted at: 5/30/2017 4:05:54 PM By:

Robert Malone

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May God grant you eternal peace and may your family find peace during this very difficult time.
I will miss you always, and I know we will meet again.
Your lifelong friend,
Rob Malone