Samuel A. Teolis, Supervisor | Carmella M. Teolis, Funeral Director

Deborah Shirley, 59

Deborah Shirley, 59, passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center following a battle with MS.

Deborah was born on April 6, 1960 in McKeesport, PA to the late Darlene (Hamm) Allison and Robert H. Shirley of Ellwood City. She had attended Lincoln High School. Deborah had worked as a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) at Hillview Manor, and later for Angels Cleaning Service.

Deborah is survived by three daughters, twins, Dawn Lamenza of New Castle and Dana (Coleman) Ratliff of Freedom, and Beth (John) Peterson of Morristown, IN, her twelve grandchildren, her siblings, Ronald (Deb) Shirley, Susan (Albert) Carusone, Ken (Sherri) Shirley, Lori Kimmel, Michael Rozzi, Melissa (Gerrad) Dober, Bobbi (Shawn) Thornley, and Marianne (Dan) Yurich. She is also survived by her 32 nieces and nephews, and several great-nieces and great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, and her nephew, Matthew Kimmel.

Deborah’s family would like to thank the 5 main nursing staff and the doctors at the Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center.

Visitation will be held on Saturday from 1:00 pm until the time of the service at 3:00 pm at the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. with Rev. R. Tod Custer officiating.


  • Rhonda Shirley Posted January 30, 2020 7:23 pm

    This is my cousin. Uncle Bob and family, we are so sorry. Debbie knew she was loved. Love all of you. Rhonda and Joy

  • Kelly Doak Posted February 1, 2020 10:18 pm

    So sorry to read about her passing. My condolences to the family

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