Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Debi Farnsworth

Deborah Simms (Bray) Farnsworth, wife of Elliot O. Farnsworth of Dracut MA died Saturday August 11, 2012.

Daughter of Dorothy J. Bray of Dracut MA and John S. Bray of Norway ME.  Besides her husband, she leaves behind her daughter Dawn E. Dabling, son-in-law Kale L. Dabling and grandson Ash D.Dabling of Channing TX. Her son Eric J. Farnsworth, daughter-in-law Michelle L. Farnsworth, and grandchildren Christian J., Cameron A. Savannah L., & Hayden M. Farnsworth of Northport FL. Her brother John S. “Scott” Bray 2nd and nephew Matthew C. Bray of Beverly MA, and her aunt Ethel M. Farmer of Beverly MA.

Debi and her husband founded, owned, & operated Chem-Dry Merrimack Valley, Shine-A-Blind Merrimack Valley, and D&E Cleaning Services, Inc. all of Lowell MA.  She was very active in Rotary, belonging to the Dracut Rotary club and then the Merrimack Valley Rotary Club. She was president of MVRC in 1998 & co-director of the MVRC Scholarship Fund. A Rotary District 7910 Governor’s Representative in 1999 and Rotary District 7910 Assistant District Governor 2000-2002.

She loved music and had sung soprano over the years in many organizations including the New Greeley Singers (Pelham NH), Dracut Community Chorus (Dracut MA), and Spindle City Singers (Lowell MA).
An active RVer, she was a member of the NH Wheelers a NH Good Sam Chapter where she was secretary, the Merry-Mac Valley Campers a MA Good Sam Chapter, the Tri-City Sams a NY Good Sam Chapter, and the Heartland RV Owners Club.

She was past President of the Dracut Fellowship Luncheon, active for many years in the Dracut Scholarship Foundation, Dracut High Band Boosters Club, co-founder (with Sharon Piendak of Dracut) of the Dracut Divas Red Hat Chapter, co-leader (with Elaine Frissell of Dracut) of the Dracut Silver Spurs 4-H Club and for several years was the Christ Church United Secretary for Rev. Larry Zimmerman.

A Service of Remembrance, open to all, will be held at the Londonderry Christian Church at 372 Mammoth Rd Londonderry NH on Saturday August 25, 2012 at 1 PM. There will be a private burial at the family’s VT cemetery in 2013.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Merrimack Valley Rotary Club Scholarship Fund 176 High St. Chelmsford MA 01824 or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network 1500 Rosecrans Ave #200 Manhattan Beach CA 90266.