Debbie Walsifer

Obituary of Debbie Walsifer

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Deborah L. Walsifer (nee Spera) 66, entered into Eternal Life on Friday, December 24, 2021. Born in Newark to the late Paul and Dorothy Spera, Debbie worked as a Senior Administrative Assistant at Schering Plough Pharmaceuticals for over 20 years. She enjoyed crocheting, watching the Mets, and most of all, spending time with her granddaughters. Debbie was a faithful parishioner at St. Thomas the Apostle Church and an active member in many of its ministries. Debbie was predeceased by her husband Michael in 1994. She leaves behind her daughter and son-in-law Kimberly and Chris Hartland, son Michael Jr., daughter Jennifer Walsifer, three granddaughters, Kayla, Mia and Sarah Hartland. She also leaves behind five siblings – Bernadette Lipoma and her husband Vincent, Lisa Helminski and her partner Juanita, Ronald Spera and his wife Jeanne, Leonard Spera, and Robin Spera, along with many nieces and nephews and countless friends. Friends and family are welcome to visit on Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 4-8pm. at Halpin Bitecola Brookdale Funeral Home, 1284 Broad Street, in Bloomfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30am, on Friday, December 31, 2021 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 60 Byrd Avenue in Bloomfield. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 340 Ridge Road, North Arlington. In lieu of flowers, donations in Debbie’s memory can be made to St. Thomas the Apostle Church.


4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, December 30, 2021
Halpin - Bitecola Brookdale Funeral Home
1284 Broad Street
Bloomfield, New Jersey, United States
Facemasks required

Funeral Mass

9:30 am - 10:30 am
Friday, December 31, 2021
Saint Thomas the Apostle Church
60 Byrd Avenue
Bloomfield, New Jersey, United States


11:15 am - 11:45 am
Friday, December 31, 2021
Holy Cross Cemetery
340 Ridge Road
North Arlington, New Jersey, United States

Facemask requirements

It is requested that facemasks be worn for all of Debbie's services.
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