OBITUARY

Debra Lynn Eldredge

June 11, 1955April 9, 2021

CHATHAM - Debra Lynn Eldredge, 65, passed away on Friday morning April 9, 2021. She was born in Weymouth, Ma. at South Shore Hospital on June 11, 1955 to Roy and Virginia “Gigi” Eldredge. Debbie was the couple’s fourth child, and was 12 years younger than their youngest child at the time. Love surrounded Debbie from her birth with three older siblings and two loving parents.

Though Debbie was born off-Cape, she considered Chatham her hometown. She lived in Chatham most of her life. She loved Chatham and everyone in Chatham, and the Chatham residents loved her right back. She loved to tell everyone that she and Chatham had the same birthday! And on Chatham’s 300th celebration, she participated in the Founder’s Day parade right down Main Street as if the parade was just for her! And in a way it was, or could have been. Debbie was a fine human being who helped so many in her hometown, more than her family or close friends know. She was not one to brag about her good deeds. She just did. She did the little things that made a difference; she just knew how to make someone feel loved and appreciated. She will be a huge loss for all of us.

Debbie was a server at Larry's PX and before that at the Chatham Cookie Manor and the Chatham Wayside Inn making lifelong friends all along the way. She was thoughtful, brave and just had a way of making you smile. She was kind to the elderly and patient with the little ones who came into Larry’s and really everyone in her world. A world that was filled with friends. Debbie never met a stranger she didn’t befriend. Oh, what we would give to hear her say “Be right back” right now.

Debbie is survived by her partner Sue Eldredge, her sisters Betty Bennett and her husband Robert, Shirley Maguire and her husband Paul, sister-in-law Nancy Eldredge, her nieces Patricia “Patti” Maguire, Cheri O’Connell, Lisa Winter, Susan Eldredge and Linda Eldredge and nephews Scott Bennett, Robert “Bobby” Bennett, Jr., Greg Bennett, many great-nieces and great-nephews and her two close friends Colleen Beaudoin and Judy Rogers. She was predeceased by her mother and father, brother James Eldredge, and her nephew Glen Eldredge. The family is planning a celebration of her life on June 11, 2021 in Chatham. In the meantime, please feel free to make a donation to the Pals For Life Foundation in her name. She and many in her family were dedicated volunteers for this foundation. www.palsforlife.com or PFL Foundation, 213 AP Newcomb Rd, Brewster Ma. 02631 “I hope that I see the world as you did 'cause I know A life with love is a life that's been lived So I'll sing Hallelujah You were an angel in the shape of my mum When I fell down you'd be there holding me up Spread your wings as you go And when God takes you back we'll say Hallelujah You're home.” – Supermarket Flowers, by Ed Sheeran

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Beth Sargent

May 10, 2021

Deb was the first person to befriend me when I moved to the Cape while managing The Chatham Highlander. She went out of her way to welcome me and introduce me to some wonderful folks. I will always cherish the time I spent with her! Rest In Peace my forever friend❤️ Beth

Kris Larsen

April 15, 2021

Deb was a dancer and a lover of music. She had The Blues Brothers and Michael Jackson's Off the Wall, and the girls of the Wayside trooped over to her house to dance and have a little beer! Deb created the party with her sense of fun. Then there was the Hennesey brothers performances, and Deb's whole family plus the Wayside staff would drive (even to Wareham) for the fun of it.
I'm so sorry for the loss of a good friend to so many.

Betsy Abreu

April 14, 2021

It was always a delight to meet up with Deb. Her warm and welcoming ways will truly be missed. My deepest sympathy to all who loved her.
Betsy abreu

Kathy Hamilton

April 14, 2021

Debbie, I echo all of what was written about you in the obituary. You were kind, gentle, giving and loving. Thankful for the heart to heart we had one day a couple of years ago. You left us far too soon; though perhaps now you will be ever more allowed to share your sweet spirit with even more of us who continue along our life's path. May the Lord comfort and console those closest to you this day and in the days ahead.

Ted Eldredge

April 11, 2021

Rest In Peace Deb I’ll miss you

Michele Sheridan

April 11, 2021

So sorry. We didn’t know each other’s names but Deb always greeted me with a big smile and friendly wave. I lived in Chatham for more than 35 years and always, always ran into her welcoming self somewhere. Someone like Deb makes you feel like you know her from the first time she says hello. We didn’t need to know each other’s names. XOXO Michele

Warren Hall

April 11, 2021

Debbie was a great friend to Nancy, me and our children and grandchildren. She will be missed by all those who knew and loved her. She epitomized the friendliness of Chatham.

Annie Bressette

April 11, 2021

I live in the same community as Debbie and Sue live. We didn't know her as well as everyone else did. Everytime I had the chance to talk to her, I saw the light in her smile. She was sweet and kind. I've heard so much about her this last week from her friends, and I'm so heartbroken for them. We are surrounded by loving friends who loved Debbie dearly. Steve and are so sorry for your loss. Rest and fly sweet woman❣🙏

Kent Gibbons

April 11, 2021

Sad to know we won't see her at Larry's again, she was a lovely person.

Myra Belliveau

April 11, 2021

We are so sad to hear about Deb. She was a loved classmate and a treasure of Chatham. Whenever you would be in her company you always left smiling! Our thoughts and prayers to her family and friends.
Larry and Myra Belliveau

FROM THE FAMILY