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Deborah Ann Deforest

November 24, 1952 — December 29, 2022

Deborah Ann Deforest, of Howell, passed away Thursday, December 29, 2022 at Centra State Medical Center in Freehold. She was 70.

Born and raised in Point Pleasant she lived in Plainsboro before moving to the Freehold area several years ago.

Debbie loved watching game shows and was a fan of Celine Dion and Dolly Parton. She was very social and loved talking to people. She enjoyed attending the Adult Day Care Program at the YMCA in Asbury Park.

She's predeceased by her parents Henry and Clara (Dietz) Deforest, her brother Bobby and step-brother George.

Surviving are her sisters Eileen Deforest of West Caldwell and Rosemary Connels of SC, her brothers Richard Deforest of SC and Hank Deforest of VA, her step-brother James English of Howell, several nieces and nephews and her Community Options family.

Graveside services will be on Thursday, January 5, 2023, 11:30 am at St. Mary of the Lake Cemetery, 1 Honey Locust Drive, Lakewood. Arrangements are by The Crabiel Home for Funerals, 170 N Main St.-at Riva Avenue, Milltown. You may sign the online condolence "guestbook" at
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Thursday, January 5, 2023

Starts at 11:30 am (Eastern time)

St. Mary of the Lake Cemetery


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