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Debra Leigh (Northrope) Conner

October 24, 1953 — May 8, 2023

Reading, Massachusetts

Debra Leigh (Northrope) Conner

Debra Leigh (Northrop) Conner of Reading passed away peacefully on Monday, May 8, 2023.  She is 69 years of age.

Born Saturday, October 24, 1953 in Arlington, Debra is the loving daughter of the late Richard Northrop and Marlene (Goodick) Northrop.  Debra is a warm, kind, loyal and gentle daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, and friend who will be deeply missed.

A graduate of the Newman School and Salem State College, she worked as a Secretary at MIT and the Reading Housing Authority, and was a paraprofessional at Lynnfield Middle School.

Debra is the beloved wife of Michael Conner with whom she shared 34 years of marriage, the devoted mother of Evan R. Conner, and the dear sister of Kim DiDonato and Leslie Schutlz. Debra is also lovingly survived by her nephews and friends who will miss her dearly.

Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with Debra’s Family on Thursday, May 11th from 4-7pm in the Doherty – Barile Family, 11 Linden St. READING.  Parking attendants and elevator are available.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations in Debra’s memory to WGBH.

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Thursday, May 11, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Barile Family Funeral Home-Reading

11 Linden Street, Reading, MA 01867

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