Debra Pace

Debra “Debbie” Ann Pace, 66, of Lakewood Ranch, FL, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loving family on September 24th, 2021. Debra was born in Stamford, CT on June 25, 1955 and was predeceased by her parents, Ralph J. and Marcella J. Vagnone.
A Stamford High School graduate, Debbie spent the majority of her life residing in Connecticut until relocating to Lakewood Ranch 7 years ago. She devoted 29 years at Coldwell Banker culminating as the Marketing Director for the state of Florida. Debbie possessed a fine attention to detail in everything she did including her career, her meticulously decorated home and fashionable sense of style. Her love of all thing’s country – music, dancing, stars, cowboy boots & hats – were prominent throughout her life.
Debbie was a confidant to many, friends to countless individuals, loved by everyone and will be sorely missed by all.
Debbie is survived by her son Robert Pettit (Alyson) of Lakewood Ranch, FL, her daughter Alexa O’Rourke-Oliveri (Peter) of Redding, CT, her sister Elaine Vagnone of New Canaan, CT and her brother Anthony Vagnone (Emma) of Memphis, TN. She is also survived by the lights of her life, her three loving grandchildren; Jake & Brielle Pettit and Sage Oliveri, as well as two nephews. Debbie had a special relationship with her long-time loving companion, Rich McClure.
Family and friends are encouraged to share their memories and pay their respects on Saturday October 23, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at The Water’s Edge at Giovanni’s Restaurant, 2748 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT for a Celebration of Deb’s Life. There will be no calling hours and interment will be private.
The Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to assist the family with the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations to be made in Deb’s memory to Sarcoma Foundation of America –
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