Debbie joined the ASC in February of 1984 and as the good Virgo she was, probably started helping right away. She served on our board for many years, both before and after her two seasons as President 1995 – 1997. Debbie’s career as a computer consultant came to the aide of the ASC when she created and maintained our websites and handled a slew of technical details for us.
In 2002, Debbie was a founding member of Alphee Lavoie’s Astroinvestigators group along with Denis Picard and Peter Standaart. She did all of the website work for Alphee’s company, AIR software. After earning a Masters Degree, she began her practice as a behavioral psychotherapist and owner of Horizons Counseling, serving as a board member of the Center for Progressive Therapies in Manchester (see below). Debbie’s Moon-Saturn trine shone at its best in her roles as a mother of two, a foster home parent for the Connecticut Humane Society and a supporter of Small Paws Rescue in East Hartford.
Friends and family gathered in a memorial celebration in Waterbury on June 11. If you’d like to make a contribution in her honor (as the ASC has done), send it to Small Paws Rescue, Inc., 3316 S. 72nd W. Ave., Tulsa, OK 74107.
As her obituary says, “Debbie will be sadly missed by all who were blessed to know and love her.”
As Janet Booth wrote in a note to Jim Cowles, Director of the Center for Progressive Therapies:
“This is a big loss for the Society as she has been an instrumental member/officer/past president and has contributed her talents on our behalf for decades. She leaves a quite a gap for us to fill and we’ll miss her. She was very smart and had a great sense of humor!”