Deborah J. Dunham

Deborah J. Dunham (Carrier), 65, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on January 28, 2017 with her family by her side after a courageous battle with cancer.

Deborah was predeceased by John and Moria Carrier. She is survived by her loving partner, Robert Brown, her cherished daughters, Carlen Dunham of Woburn and Erin Dunham and son in law, Robert McCloskey of Watertown. Her greatest joy came from being “Gramma bee” to her adoring grandchildren, Andrew and Elizabeth McCloskey.
Deborah was an accomplished gardener and painter and avid bird watcher.
All are invited to attend a service at 11am Thursday at Boston Cremation, 287 Main Street in Malden. Friends and family may visit from 10am until the time of the service. To leave a condolence or share a memory, please click below.


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  1. Peg and Glenn Strauss on January 31, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Dear Bob, Carlen and Erin,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Lakeview Ave won’t be the same without Debbie. She was always ready with a smile even during her trying times with failing health….always looking at the bright side.

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Glenn, Peg, Tyler and Kira Strauss

  2. Christopher's restaurant on January 31, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    To Bob and family. So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. Debbie was so loved by our customers and all our staff. She had a way of making everyone laugh and smile.

  3. Ken and Shell Layton on February 1, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Dear Bob, Carlin and Erin,

    We are sending our love and prayers your way. Debbie was one of the

    first people to welcome us to Wakefield 28 years ago with her giant

    smile. Always one to share her gardening tips and samples from her

    array of flowers. We will miss her ever present positive spirit.

    Know that she is looking out for all of you from heaven.

    With love,

    Ken, Shell, Ashley and Christian Layton

  4. Jim and Ginny Dunton on February 2, 2017 at 12:04 am

    Dear Bob and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Deb always had a wonderful smile. She was a great and caring person. We will miss her on Lakeview Ave. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Jim, Ginny, Jay and Jenna Dunton

  5. Andy & Cindy Filippone on February 2, 2017 at 12:13 am

    Bob, Carlen, Erin and family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss! Our neighborhood family will miss Debbie dearly. Her sparkle and humor was so amazing no matter when you would see her, even on her toughest days.
    God bless!
    Andy, Cindy, Andrew & Julia

  6. The Barrett Family on February 2, 2017 at 1:40 am

    Dear Bob, Carlen and Erin,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Debbie truly helped make Lakeview Ave a home for us and we will miss her wonderful laugh, gardening tips, and fortune cookies in the mailbox. It will not be the same without her.

    Debbie was inspirational with her positive attitude and strength in dealing with cancer. I hope your wonderful memories sustain you during this difficult time.

    Katie, Rob and Maura Barrett

  7. Trisha Pallotta on February 2, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Dear, Bob

    I am deeply sorry to hear that, Deb has lost her battle. She fought courageously, and often times with great humor.

    Over the years I have enjoyed our many laughs and stories under the unscrewed light bulb. Surely Saturday nights won’t be the same.

    With love, Trisha

  8. The Zani Family on February 4, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    Dear Carlen, Erin, Bob and Family,

    We are so sad to learn of the passing of Debbie.

    Most recently we would talk over the back fence about our grandchildren. That always brought a smile to both of us. I remember my children and Erin and Carlen playing together when they were young. The neighborhood was full of children’s voices. I’m sure you have many happy memories that you will hold on to.

    Debbie was a wonderful person and will be missed by everyone.

    Our thoughts are with you and your family.


    Jack, Lorene, Lisa and Jack Jr. Zani

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