Deborah Lynn Cusimano, age 64, beloved wife, mother, nana, sister and friend will be forever in our hearts.
Debbie was born on September 21, 1958 in England and lived in Spain, Oklahoma and Arizona. She passed away peacefully on April 28, 2023 after a 4+ years battling cervical cancer. She was a true warrior and angel.
She married the love of her life, Michael Cusimano in 1982 who preceded her in death on September 24, 1999 and raised two daughters, Rochelle and Nicole in Phoenix, Arizona.
Debbie was known for her compassion in helping others, her kindness, empathy and generosity to anyone she’d meet, her love of dogs, playing Bingo, spending time with family in Florida and Maine, and vacationing with her sista in San Francisco, Las Vegas and Laughlin. She treasured her daughters and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as Manana to Matthew, Nathan and Sara.
Debbie was loyal and worked as Inside Sales with the same company through various acquisitions for nearly 40 years. She was well known in her industry and made a lasting impression to all who knew her. JBS Associates and West Electronics was like family and she had special bonds and friendships with all her reps.
She is survived by her daughters Rochelle (Steve) Hinds, Nicole (Jeremy) Cusimano-Baxter, two grandsons, Matthew and Nathan Hinds, granddaughter, Sara Baxter, sisters, brothers, sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws, plus many nieces and nephews. All of these she loved and touched deeply.
A visitation will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 East Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018 with the funeral service beginning at 11:30am. The burial will follow at Saint Francis Catholic Cemetery. Reception details will be provided at the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Debbie’s name at American Cancer Society at donate.cancer.org.
Honey know in your heart that all the love, support and caring for Mom and each other through everything was so special. Your bond is unique and irreplaceable. I love you!
Stephanie (Coppins) Nicoson
You were a beautiful woman inside and out. Your compassion, love and thoughtfulness was beyond compare! Thank you for all that you did and were!
Rochelle my heart holds space for you in this moment and time . Your love of family shines through daily and I know she will be missed ! She is no longer in pain and is free from suffering and will look down on you and yours ! May you hold peace In Your heart and keep the memories alive in your stories and in your soul ! Sincerest condolences
So sorry for your loss, Rochelle, and to the rest of your family & friends as well. I’m glad you were able to be with her during her these last few weeks. I miss you sending hugs until I can in person.
Rich and Kelly Hutchinson
Richard and I are deeply sorry for the loss of your Mom, Rochelle and Nicole. If there is anything at all we can do, please reach out and know, in the meantime, that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ❤️
I’m so sorry for your loss Rochelle. I wish I could have met your mom, she sounds like a remarkable woman. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Aunt Camille and Uncle Dave
Nicole and Rochelle, We are deeply sorry for the loss of your mom and grieve with you. We loved her dearly. She was such a compassionate, loving and caring person. Your tremendous love, dedication, caring, and unwavering commitment to your mom were truly admirable and God honoring. You were her greatest advocate in her battle against cancer and fought tirelessly alongside her until the very end. You are loved, and in our thoughts and prayers daily.
Aunt Christine, Rick, Colby, Shelby, Cooper and Carley
Nicole & Jeremy, Rochelle, Steve, Matthew & Nathan,
Our hearts are so broken for you all. Debbie was the sweetest person, such an important part of our family and deeply loved.
Nicole, we’re very proud of your efforts in caring for your beautiful Mom, you helped her through over four years of a very rough time with doctors visits, chemo and feeling unwell. God love you, Colie.
My hope is both of you girls give yourself some grace in dealing with the loss of your Mom, grief is so hard, Debbie was so special and great memories of her will stay with you.
We love you all dearly and are here for you, always.
Happy Mothers Day Manana. You would have been so proud of your daughters for putting on such wonderful service to honor you. We will always cherish our memories of you forever and ever amen.