Deborah “Debbie” L. Corliss

Deborah (Debbie) L. Corliss, 64, of Attleboro, MA, passed away on April 22, surrounded by her loving family after a period of declining health. Debbie was born on January 3, 1957 in Boston, MA, to the late Joseph F Corliss and Elizabeth (Betty) Farrell Corliss.

Beloved mother of Kelley Flaherty and wife Jen, and Nicole Corliss, she also leaves behind her longtime companion, Tim Bryant and her grandson, Matt.

The fifth born of seven children, Debbie hailed from a large tight-knit family, who fondly referred to her as “Debbie-Lou”. She will be lovingly remembered by her siblings, Barbra Bailey, Elizabeth Corliss, Patti Estrella and husband Billy, Claire Coulombe, Theresa Oldham, and Joseph Corliss Jr. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Debbie attended Vacaville High School in Vacaville, CA and enjoyed many family adventures as a young girl on cross country trips; visiting some favorites like Yosemite National Park, the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls and Carlsbad Caverns.

A loving mother, Debbie enjoyed spending time with friends and family, reminiscing and laughing- always with a smile on her face. She inherited a love of baking from her mother and made the best peanut butter cookies. Debbie loved 60’s rock and roll and was a lifelong Beatles fan, often listening to their records for hours on repeat. Debbie truly lived life her way, enjoying the simple pleasures.

Debbie loved children and was a caregiver for many years. Prior to retiring, she worked for Aramark Food Services at Wheaton College.

Services will be held on Thursday, May 6 from 9-11am at Boston Cremation, 115 Main Street, Mansfield, MA.


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  1. Pat Flaherty on April 26, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    Dear Kelley and family
    My prayers and sympathy to you, Jen and your entire family. May peace and strength fill your heart in the days ahead.
    Pat F

  2. Liz Wade-Murray on April 26, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    I am deeply sorry for your loss.Praying for your healing,comfort,strength and peace during this painful time.

  3. Beth Murphy on April 26, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    So sorry for your loss, love to the family! ❤️

  4. Richard Peters on April 26, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    Our prayers are with you and all of your family at this time of loss.

  5. Constance Goss Anderson on April 27, 2021 at 12:00 am

    I didn’t know Debby although I do know a couple of her sisters.
    Patti was good enough to take the time and tell me about Debbie and what kind of person Debbie was…Kind, Loving and Humble. Now I surely wish I had known her. Rest in Peace Dear Debbie..and to her family and friends… May her memory be a blessing.

  6. Ellen Corliss on April 27, 2021 at 8:24 am

    I am so sorry and saddened by this news. I remember Debbie as a gentle soul, kind to all who crossed her path. May you all find solace in your happy memories of her. Much love to you all!

  7. Sarah Elizabeth Kelley on April 27, 2021 at 10:05 am

    I am so sorry for the families loss. Praying that God gives you all strength and peace during this difficult time, and that your hearts are filled with the happy memories that you shared with Debbie. Sending my love.

  8. Patricia Brockway on April 27, 2021 at 10:59 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

  9. Tom and Linda Rowland on April 27, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    With deepest sympathy Tommy and I are so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear sister Debbie. Prayers for your family during the sad time.

  10. Tom and Linda Rowland on April 27, 2021 at 1:05 pm

    With deepest sympathy Tommy and I are so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear sister Debbie. Prayers for your family during this sad time.

  11. Tara Larkin on May 7, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    Kelley & family, I’m very sorry for your loss.

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