Debra A. Fielding

Mrs. Debra Ann (Murdock) Fielding, our Lady in Red and lifelong Marshfield, MA resident left this life to join her beloved husband for an eternal dance in the sky, on October 29, 2020. She passed away peacefully, at the age of 70, in the comfort and care of her loving niece, after suffering complications from numerous strokes.

Debbie was the cherished wife of the late James Fielding, who courageously battled Mesothelioma before his passing in 2013. Born in Medford, MA, she was the beloved daughter of the late William and Marion Murdock, and the treasured sister of the late Brenda (Murdock) Cawthron.

She is survived by many adoring nieces and nephews, who will always remember the infectious and mischievous laugh of their dear Auntie Debbie. Her passing is felt deeply by her great nieces and nephews, who will miss seeing her loyal and loving face at every birthday, every holiday, every graduation… every milestone.

Debbie will be sorely missed by countless loving friends, many that she’s had since childhood, who fondly remember her as the woman who always helped them in their time of need.

Finally, Debbie leaves behind classrooms that will not be the same without her. As a devoted teacher’s aide, educator, and giver, her colleagues and students in the Marshfield Public School System already feel the loss of her absence.

A private graveside service will be scheduled in November for immediate family only.

If you wish to attend a Catholic Mass in remembrance of Debra and her late husband, they will be honored during the regular weekend services at the following Billerica, MA parishes:

Saturday, December 5, 2020, 4:00 p.m. Mass at St. Mary’s Church.

Sunday, December 6, 2020, 8:00 a.m. Mass at St. Andrew’s Church.

Sunday, December 6, 2020, 10:00 a.m. Mass at St. Theresa’s Church.

The family asks that you please follow Parish COVID-19 safeguards and register for your desired Mass directly on their website.

In lieu of flowers, and with overwhelming gratitude for their tremendous compassion, Debra’s family kindly asks that you consider making a memorial contribution in her name to the Seasons Hospice Foundation.


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  1. Cheryl Frost on October 30, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    Too all that new my Aunt Debbie
    I want too say thank you for being there for her and her family .
    She was truly one of a kind .
    A great Aunt and friend .
    I will truly miss you Aunt Debbie .
    My condolences to all who have been effected by her passing .
    Rest in peace beautiful lady .
    I will always keep you in my ❤

  2. Maryanne "MIMI" Bursaw on October 30, 2020 at 6:12 pm

    Deb made a lasting impression on many children and her Colleagues during her years of service in Marshfield.
    She was an organizer and a disciplinarian , manners mattered to her and she had a way of explaining that to her students, Deb and I attended the same High School Mt St Joseph’s in Brighton. We actually sang our School Song during a class at Furnace Brook Middle School. Deb so loved “her Jimmy” and I’m sure they are enjoying each other’s company now in Heaven. Deb, you will be missed, May you find rest and peace in Jesus’ arms free from all of your pain and Suffering in this we Pray Amen

  3. Deb, bruce , cara, and kayden on October 30, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    Debbie you will always be in our hearts rest in peace my friend we love you and miss you terribly

  4. Julie Berardi on October 30, 2020 at 11:18 pm

    Deb was a teacher’s aide in my chorus class at Furnace Brook Middle School for many years. I always loved having her in my room. She was so sweet and kind and we had many lovely chats about our days at school and at home in between times with the students. During class, she would often join in with a joyful heart and sing along with me and the students. She was always volunteering to help out at the evening concerts and was a great supporter of our programs. I will always remember her as the lovely lady that she was and for the warmest and most sincere friendship that she offered to me. My deepest sympathy to all of Deb’s family and friends.

  5. Will&Jordyn Cawthron on October 31, 2020 at 1:14 am

    Dear Aunt Debbie. I just want to say I love you very much and I will miss you deeply. I want to say thank you for walking us on the beach in Marshfield when we were young. I want to say thank you for teaching a lot of us how to play cards. I want to thank you for playing board games with us as we grew up. I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for stepping in when mom couldn’t for my wedding day. That meant everything to me. You even told me how proud you were of me just like mom would have. I want to also say thank you for all the talks we had and how close you were to Sharon. I appreciated everything and all the encouragement you gave to me to cheer me up after she passed. It helped a lot. Please give her a big kiss for me please. I am happy that you are happy now and with the ones you’ve missed and loved for many years. You were the BEST Auntie I had. I love you will always miss you. REST IN PEACE BEAUTIFUL❤️❤️

  6. Kathleen Walsh on October 31, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    Deb was a teachers aide in my classrom over the past 19 years and we grew to be friends as well as colleagues. She was a truly sweet woman with a wonderful sense of humor. Her presence in school will be greatly missed. She was well loved and my sincere condolences to her loving family and friends.God bless!

  7. Bill Cawthron on October 31, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    Debbie and I as teenagers got to take Joe Saco’s caddie for a ride. What a blast, fun times

  8. Carolyn Cunningham on November 3, 2020 at 1:00 am

    My condolences to Deb’s family. Having worked with Deb for many years, I came to know her well. She was a great advocate for those students she was assigned to. Her efforts to help them feel success was evident every day. I cherish the many laughs we shared and will always think of her as a wonderful friend.
    Rest in peace, Deb.

  9. Joan Kannegieser on November 8, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    I worked with Deb for many years at the Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield. She was a caring teacher who had high expectations for the members of the FBMS Family. It was great working with Deb in the Computer Lab. She was calm and helped all students improve their technology skills. I will treasure our time together working to help the children in Marshfield. Thank You Debbie, for all of your hard work, smiles and love you gave to the Marshfield community.

  10. Mary Pompeo marshfield ma on January 11, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    I just heard Debbie pasted, Deb was my sisters neighbor, I always liked talking with her, and Jimmy. They had thistle bird feeders in their back yard attracting dozens of goldfinch. I saw her this fall and we talked about school, her family and news of the day. My condolences to her family she will be missed. Peace…

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