Deborah (Debbie) Marinone Seymour (65) of Windsor Locks, Connecticut passed away peacefully Saturday October 30, 2021 in her home of 30 years surrounded by loved ones after a 9 month battle with Uterine cancer. She was born in Hartford, Connecticut on November 28, 1955 to parents Joseph & Patricia Marinone. She attended Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and graduated from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1977 with a Bachelors degree in Foreign Languages after studying abroad in Mexico for a period of time. She wed James Andrew Seymour of Deep River, CT on April 2, 1977 to whom she was married for 44 years. Recently Debbie was the recording secretary for the Planning & Zoning committee of Windsor Locks and was a substitute teacher for a handful of years, but most prominently Debbie worked for the Windsor Locks Board of Education for 13 years where she was known for her elaborately decorated desk overflowing with plants, colorful trinkets & pictures.
She is immediately survived by her husband Jim Seymour, daughter Joline Marinone-Seymour Quinn, son-in-law Wyatt Quinn, mother Patricia Marinone-Mumblo, brother & sister-in-law William & Lynn Marinone, sister Susan Salzillo & husband Elliot Penna, sister Laurie Marinone & brother-in-law Norman Anderson, & sister-in-law Donna Seymour. Debbie was pre-deceased by her father Joe & older sister Karen Marinone. Debbie also leaves behind nieces & nephews Michael, Matthew, & Mark Salzillo, Mandy Weber, Ryan Marinone, Kate Marinone, Scott Seymour, their spouses & children with whom she loved to visit, the beloved family dog Rylee, cats Amber & Georgie & turtle Peanut.
Debbie was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, teacher, animal mom & dance mom who was there at every class, rehearsal, recital & competition. Her house was a warm home to many pets over the years. She was a free-spirited lover of nature, books, homegrown vegetables, holistic medicine, eco-friendly practices, the Spanish language, & loved The Sound of Music. She loved to jack up the electric bill with her magical display of indoor Christmas lights & decorations, usually leaving them up until the first hint of spring.
In her younger years Debbie enjoyed skiing at Bromley Mountain in Vermont with her family, going on scuba diving and white water rafting adventures with her husband, as well as riding in motocross enduros with him & sister Karen. Debbie found her joy in anything having to do with the ocean, sunshine, and sand. When she wasn’t dreaming about tropical paradise, she was soaking up the salt air & sun at her beloved White Sands Beach in Old Lyme, CT where many family memories were made. She cared for and loved her family more than anything, and she will be truly missed by those who knew her.
Per Debbie’s wishes, there are no calling hours or funeral service. There will be a memorial gathering planned for close family & friends, TBA.
Should friends desire, memorial donations may be sent to these local non-profit organizations in remembrance of Debbie who was an animal lover and advocate for adoption.
Greater New Haven Cat Project, New Haven CT
Save All Dogs Rescue, Manchester CT