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Deborah Anne Nappi (Franks) , 62

Deborah Anne Nappi (Franks) passed away on Monday May 30, 2022, at home.  Debbie was born on March 2nd, 1960, in the Chelsea Naval Hospital in Chelsea MA daughter of the late William C. and Elizabeth A (Willis) Franks.  She grew up in Milford and Hopedale. She Graduated Hopedale High School in 1978 and was granted a technical scholarship attending Leo’s Beauty Academy in Worcester MA earning a hairdressing license.  She became an accomplished hairdresser working in area shops.  She married Martin Vincent Nappi in 1982 at Sacred Heart of Jesus in Milford.   She left hairdressing after five years and went to work for Data General as an Administrative Assistant until they closed.  She gave birth to her son, Thomas Vincent Nappi in June 1987, and her daughter Amanda Pamela Nappi in January 1989. The children attended Milford schools. 

In 1992, Debbie went back to school at Newbury Junior College where she earned a degree in Culinary Arts.  For nearly two years she was the only female chef at Vidalia’s Restaurant in Milford.    In 1998 the family moved to Plaxtol, England UK where they lived for two years as her husband Martin established the European division of a software company called Green Hills Software.  Debbie was essential in using her skills as an administrative assistant in organizing these efforts while raising her family.  They moved back to Milford in 2000 and both children graduated Milford High School.  Thomas attended Dean College where he graduated with a BA in Communications with cum-laude honors and Amanda attended Worcester Community College and studied advanced photography. 

Debbie was a wonderful mother and a fantastic wife!  She excelled at caring for her family and being there for them in every situation.  Not to mention the magnificent meals she fed her family every day! Deborah leaves behind her beloved husband of 40 Years, Martin Nappi and son, Thomas Nappi, she was predeceased by her daughter Amanda Nappi and leaves behind her three grandchildren; Chloe, Cameron, and Colby Nappi, who she loved dearly! Deborah leaves behind three sisters; Katherine and husband, Frank Trufant of Franklin, MA., Marie McCann of Mendon, MA. and Caroline and her husband, Gerry Wilson of Hopedale, MA. She leaves behind one brother: Norman Franks and his wife Amy (Phillips) of Hopedale, MA.

She was predeceased by two brothers: William Franks formerly of Woonsocket, RI and John Franks formerly of Milford MA. Deborah also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and their extended families and numerous friends that loved her dearly.  Debbie was known for her kindness, her understanding, and her loving ways.  She will be missed by everyone that knew her.  May her sweet, beautiful soul Rest in Peace. 

Calling hours will be at Consigli Ruggerio Funeral Home at 46 Water Street in Milford, MA from 5 – 8 PM on Monday June 6th, 2022.  A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday June 7, 2022 at 10 AM  at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church at 187 Hopedale Street, Hopedale, MA.

Guest Book

Marty & family we are so deeply sorry for your loss. RIP Debbie💞
Terry & Donna Batista

Marty and Family, we are so sorry to hear of Debbie's passing. She was such a joy to be around, an infectious positive and happy gal. She could light up a room like no one else. I have so many great memories of our times together. We will miss her dearly. May you all find comfort in the many happy memories you have as well. With our sincerest sympathy for your loss,
Ken & Sandy Bates

Marty I am so sorry for your loss. Patty Nealon Smith
Patty Nealon Smith

As we grieve our beloved Debbie may she Rest In Peace. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal. (from a headstone in Ireland) With much love and heartfelt sympathy, We Remember Them
Maria & Patrick Gartland

Debbie was a kind and loving force for good and we will always remember her fondly. Much love to all who knew her and loved her. She will be sorely missed. Love, Jay and Deb McGonnell
Deb and Jay McGonnell

Marty I'm so sorry my deepest condolences to you and your family
Chuck Ramelli

Dear Marty, Tom and all of the Frank's and Nappi family, It is with great sadness that I try and express my sympathy for the tremendous loss that you have suffered. Debbie was a wonderful person who was not only very talented and caring but also a truly beautiful human being. She loved her family and would do anything for them. Living next to the Frank's family in Hopedale In the 70's I got to know all the kids and watched Debbie and Marty as he courted her and won her heart. Debbie, always being the industrious one used to clean my apartment for $10 a week. I also was a frequent guinea pig for her to practice her manicure skills as she progressed through Beauty school. I will always fondly remember what a kind and giving person she was. I know that Debbie suffered greatly at the loss of her Amanda and I pray that she is at peace with her now in heaven. I will keep all of you in my prayers.
Larry Wrinn


Marti, Tom, and grandchildren, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. Debbie was not only a beautiful person on the outside, but just as kind and loving on the inside. I am lucky to have known her, and extremely grateful to have called her my friend. I have many wonderful memories of our times together. She will be greatly missed RIP Love to you all. Debbie and Tom
Tom & Debbie Balkun

My Heart is Crying AT The News Of Your Loss Of Debbie,Much Love And Prayers For You And Your Family During This Difficult Time.
Mary V.Tommys G(Mother)

Marty and family - words cannot express how very sorry I am to hear about Debbie’s passing, you are in my and my families thoughts. Sincerely Annie Nealon Daoust
Annie Nealon Daoust

Marty and family with sympathy for your loss.

Marty, I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your wife. Warmly, Elaine
Elaine D’Alessandro

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