Debbie (Deborah J) Brogna Butcher, 50, a resident of Tempe, AZ, formally of Lynn and Woburn, Massachusetts passed away on April 2, 2022 from her courageous six-year battle with cancer. Debbie was a beloved, wife, mother, daughter, sister, and auntie. She is survived by her parents, Katie and Rick Sullivan and Paul & Sharon Brogna all of Tempe Arizona; husband, Thomas (Tom) Butcher; daughter Haley Jordan & step daughter Mackenzie Butcher; siblings Nikki Gordon and her husband Kenny, Kristina Peterson & her husband Kris, Austin Sullivan & his wife Nicole and Lynsay Heet & her husband JT all of Arizona. Also survived by many loving Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews & cousins. Debbie's greatest joy was the birth of her daughter, Haley Jordan, 19, and her next greatest joy is when she married Tom and gained a loving stepdaughter, Mackenzie Butcher, 19. Debbie talked often of her childhood in Lynn and Woburn, with her wonderful cousins and friends, filled with family Olympics and talent shows. Debbie's first jobs were babysitting and being a nanny because of her love for children. Her next biggest love was music and dance. She would take every opportunity to get decked out and hit the clubs. A 1990 graduate of Woburn Memorial High School, Debbie followed her parents to Arizona in 1995. She then started a career as an aesthetician where her sisters were her first willing models for waxing and facials.... at times it didn't always go so well. People would always comment on her big smile and beautiful blonde hair. She enjoyed traveling all over and had the opportunity to visit Panama, Hawaii, Bahamas, Florida, New York, Mexico and California. Even though she was battling cancer for the past six-years, Debbie continued to have family gatherings, enjoy her daughters' cheerleading activities, High School graduations and a Big Bash for her 50th. We are comforted Debbie conveyed she was at peace. Debbie shared with her family "God must need me up there, I am looking forward to a reunion with all those who have gone before me, and I am excited to receive my angel wings".
Services will be held at Hansen Desert Hills Mortuary and Cemetery on Friday April 8th at 1pm in the chapel located at 6500 E Bell Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254.
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In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the Valley.
"Our deepest sympathies s to the Brogna and Butcher families. Debbie was a beautiful person inside and out and will be missed greatly by all. I hope you can find comfort in your memories, and they help to keep you strong in your sad times. I will fondly remember her infectious laugh and radiant smile. As she said, God needed her sooner than we wanted, but she is now looking down upon you all as your guardian angel with her glorious wings flying high. RIP Debbie. Our heartfelt condolences, Robin, Cory, Stefany Mason "
"Thanks for being my neighbor , my best friend and all the memories we shared , never forgotten fly high Angel winged beautiful friend Debbie beautiful heart and smile, miss you very much hugs ?????"
"To my dear, sweet wonderful friends (I consider you family!). What a touching tribute to Debbie and your family today. The world needs more "Brogna" love in it! Thank you all for gracing this world. Debbie is watching over us and guiding us to be the best humans that we can be. Love like she did....."
"Paul , Sharon and family?may you All find comfort knowing that Debbie is at peace. Our love, prayers and thoughts are with all of you ?? MaryAnn and David Paolini "
"Our deepest sympathy to Debbie's family. Praying for you to be comforted during this time. ~Stephanie and David Felsburg "
"Paul, Sharon, Nikki, Kristina and family,
We are so sorry for the loss of your very courageous daughter and sister. Debbie is finally at peace and please know that you have your own special angel watching over you all.
Sending all our love, Dom and Rosemary"