Deborah (Debbie) Willis Schroeder, 54, of Orange died Friday, February 13, 2009. She was the daughter of Leroy Willis of Orange and the late Evelyn (Gina) Wolyniec Willis, mother of Colleen Schroeder, she is also survived by her loving aunt Betty Chomiak, Uncle Robert Chomiak, Sr., and grandmother Pauline Wolyniec, all of Orange. She was predeceased by her brother Wayne Willis and uncle Eugene Wolyniec. Debbie will be deeply missed by a host of family and friends, especially her dearest cousin Donna Romano and several cousins. She will also be deeply missed by her lifelong friends, Deborah Burke-Davins, Adrienne Chadderton-Kane and Lynda Sobieski. Debbie was born in New Haven June 19, 1954. She was a graduate of Amity High School, owner operator of Rents-R-Us and Deb's Hide Out. She had been in the real estate business for 15 years, working for Realty Partners and Max Com. Debbie was always there with a generous and helping hand to anyone in need and will be lovingly remembered and missed by all who knew her. Funeral service Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 11 AM at BEECHER & BENNETT-TAYLOR, 410 CAMPBELL AVE., WEST HAVEN. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Monday from 5-8 PM. Interment in Orange Center Cemetery following the service.

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  1. COL,I CAN’T PUT INTO WORDS HOW I FELT ABOUT MOM THERE ARE NO WORDS TO SAY.PART OF MY HEART IS GONE.SHE TOUCHED SO MANY LIVES. YOU SHOULD BE SO PROUD!! i LOVE YOU AND I’M HERE FOR YOU. LOVE & KISSES AUNTIE DEBBIE

  2. Coleen, your mom was the greatest and so very kind to all who knew her. She was an angel on earth and now in heaven. Louis, Sally, Sal and I will always remember her with love. Lee Passariello

  3. Coleen,your mom,& Debbie your dearest friend will be missed by me. I lived in your house,came to her parties. She did a lot for me over many years. I am truly saddened.

  4. Colleen & Leroy: Debbie was an all around beautiful woman! She was always there for us…and everyone in her life. We miss her so much! Please know we are here for you in whatever you may need…please take us up on that! I’ll always remember Debbie’s smile and her love true of life…and her love for you guys, her family! You both are in our thoughts during these difficult times…Love…Cate & Carol

  5. Colleen, I had the pleasure of knowing your mom through her friend, Ginger. She was a beautiful woman who loved you so very much. May you find peace, strength, and endurance, through the beautiful memories you have of her. I am so very sorry for your tremendous loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless you and keep you strong.

  6. Colleen, My deepest sympathy in the untimely passing of your mom. She was a very special person, kind and honest. You were her life and the most important reason for everything she did. And you have grown up to be a daughter that she was so proud of. Keep your faith and continue the good foundation she set for you. My tears and prayers are with you in this very sad time. Rose Mary

  7. Colleen, My deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your Mom , she was a very special person,your Mom and I graduated High School together. You were the love of her life. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. Colleen, We are so sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed seeing you and your Mom at the campground. No matter what was happening in her life, your Mom always had a smile on her face. You were the love of her life. She was so proud to have you as her daughter. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Colleen: You made your mom proud from the day you were born. You were the meaning in her life. We are all going to miss her so much. You have been through so much, more than any kid your age should have to go through. I know you will continue to make her proud. We all love you, and will always be there for you. Love, Robert

  10. Collen, your mom was the greatest and so very kind to all who knew her. She was an angel on earth and now in heaven. Louis, Sally, Sal and I will always remember her with love. Lee Passariello

  11. Dear Colleen and Roy: I am going to miss your mother and daughter more than you know. She has been my BEST FRIEND for almost all my life. She was my rock I could count on her day or night and she would always be there. I LOVED HER DEARLY but what I do know is that she left us the most precious gift of all and that is you Colleen. Through you she will always be here. I will always be there for you just as she was for me and that you can count on…She had so many friends that I am one of the lucky ones that I was able to have so many years with her. She was one of a kind and I will never ever forget her. Colleen always remember that I love you too and will be here for you day/night just like your mom was for me. LOVE, AUNTIE A…

  12. Dear Colleen, I thought your Mom was one of the friendliest people I ever met. She helped me get day care for Kelly when you two were very little and I never forgot her for it. I always sat next to her at softball games because she had so many funny things to say…made me laugh all the time. She was a pleasure to be around. Always smiling that big smile….and she was terrifically proud of you. Professionally she was also a peach and knew how to get the job done. She had a big heart in a business that is often hard on people with a soft and kind disposition. Colleen, please take the gifts she gave you and keep on going…may your mother forever be that angel on your shoulder…..you have the same heart and smile. Love, Karen and Kelly

  13. Dear Colleen, I’ve known your Mom for what seems to be a lifetime. We went to school together and also worked for many years at Shop Rite. She was so full of life and always made you feel welcome. She will be missed by all. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. She loved you so much.

  14. Dear Colleen, Your mom and I grew up as children in West Haven:mom on West Main St.me around the corner on Hilltop Lane. I will always remember your mom with the perpetual smile on her face…she was a beautiful child as well as a beautiful woman. Everytime I pass by her childhood home in West Haven I will forever remember her-with a smile on my face and a tear in my eye…. My heartfelt sympathy, Cheryl Hunt Artes

  15. DEAR COLLEEN, YOUR MOM WAS A KIND,GENUINE AND FRIENDLY WOMAN. I RECALL HAVING MANY CONVERSATIONS AND LAUGHS OVER THE YEARS. SHE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY MANY. MAY SHE REST IN PEACE. MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY

  16. Debbie was my landlady for 10 years, Id like to think we were more than that. We talked on the phone forever and she did more for me above and beyond being my landlady. We had a lot in common and I will miss our emails and phone conversations. I can not believe the tremendous losses you have endured lately. Please know I share your grief and really loved your beautiful mother and daughter.

  17. I worked with Gina at the Milford Lab. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. Know that you have the thoughts and prayers of your .Lab family. with you at this time of sorrow.

  18. May the passing of time heal the loss of Debbie. Sorry for your loss…… I have many fond memories of her, I know she will be missed.

  19. Colleen, I had the pleasure of knowing your mom through her friend, Ginger. She was a beautiful woman who loved you so very much. May you find peace, strength, and endurance, through the beautiful memories you have of her. I am so very sorry for your tremendous loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless you and keep you strong.

  20. Colleen, My deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your Mom , she was a very special person,your Mom and I graduated High School together. You were the love of her life. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  21. Colleen, We are so sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed seeing you and your Mom at the campground. No matter what was happening in her life, your Mom always had a smile on her face. You were the love of her life. She was so proud to have you as her daughter. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  22. Colleen: You made your mom proud from the day you were born. You were the meaning in her life. We are all going to miss her so much. You have been through so much, more than any kid your age should have to go through. I know you will continue to make her proud. We all love you, and will always be there for you. Love, Robert

  23. Dear Colleen, I thought your Mom was one of the friendliest people I ever met. She helped me get day care for Kelly when you two were very little and I never forgot her for it. I always sat next to her at softball games because she had so many funny things to say…made me laugh all the time. She was a pleasure to be around. Always smiling that big smile….and she was terrifically proud of you. Professionally she was also a peach and knew how to get the job done. She had a big heart in a business that is often hard on people with a soft and kind disposition. Colleen, please take the gifts she gave you and keep on going…may your mother forever be that angel on your shoulder…..you have the same heart and smile. Love, Karen and Kelly

  24. Dear Colleen, I’ve known your Mom for what seems to be a lifetime. We went to school together and also worked for many years at Shop Rite. She was so full of life and always made you feel welcome. She will be missed by all. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. She loved you so much.

  25. Dear Colleen, Your mom and I grew up as children in West Haven:mom on West Main St.me around the corner on Hilltop Lane. I will always remember your mom with the perpetual smile on her face…she was a beautiful child as well as a beautiful woman. Everytime I pass by her childhood home in West Haven I will forever remember her-with a smile on my face and a tear in my eye…. My heartfelt sympathy, Cheryl Hunt Artes

  26. DEAR COLLEEN, YOUR MOM WAS A KIND,GENUINE AND FRIENDLY WOMAN. I RECALL HAVING MANY CONVERSATIONS AND LAUGHS OVER THE YEARS. SHE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY MANY. MAY SHE REST IN PEACE. MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY

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