Obituary: Deborah “Debbie” A. Depp Wilson, 71

by beth on February 24, 2021

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Deborah “Debbie” A. Depp Wilson, 71, [formerly of Southborough] passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, David R. Wilson of Hudson; her son, Sloan Wilson and his wife Kathleen of Chicago, IL; her daughter, Courtney E. Wilson of Cambridge; her cousins: Chet Lipton and his wife Nika of Annapolis, MD, Susan Sandlewski and her husband Tom of Glen Falls, PA and Roger Lipton and his wife Kathy of Germantown, MD and many dear friends. Her sister, Judith Fagan predeceased her. 

Debbie was born and raised in Cleveland, OH the daughter of the late Dr. Edward B. and Marion (Lipton) Depp where she graduated from Shaw High School in East Cleveland before attending Denison University in Granville, OH earning her Bachelor’s Degree in French. She moved to Southborough, MA where she would meet her husband and get married February 15, 1980. She continued her education, earning her MBA in Marketing from Northeastern University and began working as the owner and operator of Fenemore Group, Inc., a sales and marketing consulting business in Southborough for many years. Debbie also dedicated many years to working with non-profit organizations: NEADS in Princeton, that trains Service and Assistance Dogs to meet the needs of people with a variety of disabilities and she was the co-leader of Southborough’s Care Package Drive for Troops, which earned her recognition in 2010 as an Unsung Heroine in Massachusetts. She was a longtime member of Pilgrim Church in Southborough, the Pilgrim Church Choir and the Southborough Gardener’s Club but above all else, she loved spending time with her family.

All are invited to attend a Celebration of Debbie’s Life when it is safe to gather in the future. Please check back for service date and time. In lieu of flowers, donations in Debbie’s memory may be made to: Pilgrim Church Music Fund, 15 Common Street, Southborough, MA 01772.

(Obituary and photo via Tighe Hamilton Funeral Home)

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1 John Kendall February 25, 2021 at 7:46 AM

Debbie was a sweetheart. She did so much, especially working with Lisa Braccio in sending our soldiers a little something from home. She will be missed dearly.

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2 Ann R Deschamps February 25, 2021 at 9:44 AM

This is truly heart breaking, Debbie was a beautiful, kind and gentle person who did so much for others. I will always remember her kindness and support during Matthew’s deployment. My sympathies go out to her family.

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3 Jolene Chapski February 25, 2021 at 11:06 AM

Debbie was such a wonderful person. She will be missed in the halls of Pilgrim Church preparing for choir during the service. She always had a smile and great attitude. Sympathies to her family for this huge loss.

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4 Malinda Dexter Harp March 4, 2021 at 3:05 PM

You were a kind soul. Our Shaw class of ‘67 has lost a treasure. Glad I had the opportunity to share with you how you poured into my life and you didn’t even know it. You touched many. I hope they touch many. Rest.

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