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Deborah R. (Schaefer) Alden

December 12, 1961 ~ August 27, 2017 (age 55)

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August 31, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home, LLC
11 Lincoln St.
Framingham, MA 01702

Funeral Service
September 1, 2017

11:00 AM
McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home, LLC
11 Lincoln St.
Framingham, MA 01702

Private Interment

Deborah Ruth (Schaefer) Alden, 55, of Framingham, formerly of Needham, died Sunday evening, August 27, 2017 following a brief illness.  Born in Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Alan & Edith (Hill) Schaefer.

Debbie was a graduate of Salem High School and later received her Bachelor’s Degree from UMASS Amherst. For 30 years she enjoyed her career as a realtor in the Town of Needham.  Debbie was an avid tennis player, and loved the beach and her garden on Cape Cod. More than anything, she enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially her nieces and nephews.

Debbie is survived by her husband of 25 years, Mark J. Alden, her siblings, Judith Burke of Weston, Ron Schaefer of Belfast, Ireland, Pam Schaefer of Cambridge, and Susan Little of Milford, her nieces and nephews, Ashley, James, Claire, Gareth, Akalu, Lynasha, Kyle, Cameron “Calleigh”, Seth and Sam, and her cat Mittens.

Family and friends will honor and remember Debbie’s life by gathering for visitation in the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln St., Framingham on Thursday, August 31st from 4 – 7 P.M.  Her funeral services will be celebrated in the funeral home on Friday morning at 11 o’clock. Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Deborah’s name to: Susan G. Komen New England, 2000 Commonwealth Ave., Suite 205, Newton , MA 02466,

Charitable donations may be made to:

Susan G. Komen New England
2000 Commonwealth Ave., Newton MA 02466

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