Date of Birth November 5, 1952
Date Deceased April 15, 2024
Hometown Hornell
Home State N.Y.
Service Date May 2, 2024
Service Time 10 a.m.
Service Location St. Ann's Church, Hornell
Interment Location St. Mary's Cemetery, Town of Fremont

Debra M. “Debbie” Carroll

HORNELL – Debra M. “ Debbie” Carroll, 71, passed away unexpectedly Monday (April 15, 2024) at her home on Fulton Street.

Born in Hornell on Nov. 5, 1952, she was a daughter of the late Harold and Henrietta Bell. Besides her parents, she was also predeceased by her devoted husband of 48 years, Lawrence “Larry” Carroll who she married at St. Ann’s Church in Hornell on June 10, 1972; her loving daughter, Heather Carroll; and her sister, Linda Smith.

A former resident of Canisteo, NY, Debbie was a graduate of Canisteo Central School and has resided in Hornell for most of her life.

She was formerly employed as a secretary at the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) in Hornell before she dedicated her life to becoming a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Debbie was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and was a devout communicant of St. Ann’s Church in Hornell. She was an avid fan of Hornell High School soccer and loved to spend time with her family, especially her three grandchildren.

She is lovingly survived by her son, Scott (Maureen) Carroll of Hornell; her three grandchildren, Brennan, Owen and Margaret Carroll; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are 5-7 p.m. Thursday (May 2, 2024) at the Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home, 285 Main St., Hornell. Relatives and friends are invited to join her family at St. Ann’s Church, 31 Erie Ave., Hornell where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday (May 3, 2024). Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Town of Fremont.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in her memory to St. Ann’s Church of Our Lady of the Valley Parish, 27 Erie Ave., Hornell, MY 14843. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the funeral home.

The Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home is honored to assist Debbie’s family with the arrangements.

Online condolences or remembrances of Debbie are welcome below in the comment section or on the Facebook page of Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home.

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12 Responses

  1. My sincere sympathy and condolences to Scott and family. Debbie was one of the sweetest people I know. Sending all my love!❤️

  2. My prayers and condolences to Debbie’s family and friends. She was such a wonderful lady I so enjoyed talking with her.
    She will be so dearly missed .

  3. Very sorry to hear of Debbie’s passing. I remember her well from our high school days at CCS as she lived right across the street from my classmate, Peggy. Condolences to her family & friends. May she rest in peace.

  4. My condolences to Debbie’s family and friends. We had met only a few times however, she impressed me with her manner and devotion to family. Iwas a close friend of Larry growing up in Hornell in the 50’s and 60’s. We were both from the old 5th ward and went all through school together. One would be hard pressed to find a better friend. We had great times playing ball (he had a great arm), roaming the woods or just hanging out at the Glenwood. Take comfort that Debbie, Larry and Heather are happily together with our Lord in Heaven.

  5. Debbie and i worked together for 10 years at the state dept. of transportation. after i moved to florida, we kept in touch for 50 plus years with emails, letters and texting. On my birthday she would always send me a birthday card and have been sending one each year for 50 years. never ever missing one year.

    i will miss my communication “buddy”.

    rest in peace.

  6. Scott, Maureen n Kid, so shocked n sorry to hear this. Your Mom n Granma was such a loving n devouted sweet lady. I know she missed your Dad so much n the Loss of Heather was not easy for sure as she was devouted to you, Scoot n your family n she n Heather were so close💜💜 she seemed to be coping every time I saw her in church she seemed ok. Take comfort in knowing she n your Dad n Heather n her mother r together in Heavan🙏😇😇😇🙏

  7. So, so sorry to hear of Debbie’s passing. We graduated together from CCS after which I moved to Lancaster, PA and just got back together 2 years ago at our 50th class reunion. We had gotten together for meals at my sister’s home in Hornell a couple of times since then. My prayers are with Scott and his family. She loved you and your children so much!

  8. I was privileged to go to high school with Debbie in Canisteo, New York. She was the sweetest kindest person I knew. I also got the privilege to see her in 2021 at our high school reunion and I’m so grateful that I went back for that she will be greatly missed and his loved by many.

  9. Debbie was one of my favorite childhood friends. A sweet gentle person, she always loved to laugh whenever we got together. I am so glad we were in touch throughout our lives and we loved getting together when we could for a lunch and a trip down Memory Lane. I am going to miss her dearly. Scott and Maureen , we will be praying for you and your family.

  10. I am so sorry to learn of Debbie’s passing. I had seen her a few times when I was in NY visiting my family, and most recently saw her when she attended visitation and the funeral for my mother. I greatly appreciated her thoughtfulness.
    My condolences to her family.

  11. To Debbie’s family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. May her memory be a blessing forever.
    Sherry Shameer Cohen

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