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.