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Deborah Ann (Tulba) Tanny

Posted By Bill On June 21, 2015 @ 1:38 pm In Obituaries | 11 Comments

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Woonsocket – Deborah Ann Tanny, 60, of South Main St., passed away Friday evening, June 19, 2015 in Rhode Island Hospital after a brief illness.  She was the loving wife of Brian Tanny.  Born in Newport, RI, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Tulba and Margaret (Wasilick) Tulba. Deborah lived in Woonsocket, RI for the past twelve years after growing up in Waterford, CT.

Mrs. Tanny was the former director of Early Care and Education at Connecting for Children and Families in Woonsocket, RI and former Site Manager of Child and Family Agency in New London, CT. “Miss Deb” as she was known by her students and their families was passionate about her “kids” and tireless in her devotion to them. She was an inspiration for so many young people.

Deborah enjoyed traveling, gardening, and baking. She was an active parishioner of Sacred Heart Church in Woonsocket, RI, and will be missed by all her friends and family.

In addition to her husband, Deborah is survived by; her brothers, Rodney Tulba and his wife Kathy of Waterford, CT, and Paul Tulba and his wife Colleen of Montville, CT, and her sister, Marjorie Byrne and her husband Robert of East Lyme, CT; her beloved cat “Bandit”; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church, 415 Olo St, Woonsocket, RI.  Burial will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Deborah’s memory to the Sacred Heart Church Restoration Fund, 415 Olo St., Woonsocket, RI 02895. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman-Valade Funeral Homes, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.




Condolences for the family of “Deborah Ann (Tulba) Tanny”

Condolence from Keri Cieply on June 21st, 2015 4:41 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. Deb was an amazing woman! My boys went to Hope Street Child care for years and a big part of the reason why was “Ms Deb” . More recently our paths had crossed at the YWCA. I was so happy to know she was taking care of my baby boy while i was at work. She will always be in my heart.

Condolence from Terri and Kevin Mulhern on June 21st, 2015 4:46 pm

Brian, There are no words at this time that anyoe can say that will make losing Deb easy. We are here for you. Terr and Kevin

Condolence from Elaine and Dennis on June 21st, 2015 8:20 pm

Dear Brian, Debbie loved you very much. You made her so happy. Our cousin will always have a special place in out hearts. She has a lot of cousins in Pennsylvania. Wish we lived closer to each other. Rest in peace Debbie.

Condolence from Maureen St. Pierre on June 21st, 2015 10:25 pm

She lives in hearts she leaves behind. Deb has left a trail of beautiful memories. Our deepest sympathy, Pete and Maureen Brennan St. Pierre

Condolence from Spence and Sue Williams on June 22nd, 2015 7:58 am

Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time…she is gone, but will remain in your hearts forever…

Condolence from Janette Fetrow Loofboro on June 22nd, 2015 9:57 am

I love the way Facebook reconnects friends from the past and gives you a glimpse of their lives. Facebook gave me the wonderful opportunity to enjoy your European vacation through your beautiful photos. I just found a class picture which includes Deb and I and smiled. I’m sorry doesn’t seem like enough, but I really am sorry for loss.

Condolence from Kim Ash on June 22nd, 2015 2:39 pm

Hi Brian,
I worked with Deb for many years in the world of Early Care and Education. To say she was amazing with her staff, families and children would not begin to touch the impact she had on these people. I always looked forward to seeing her during trainings, events, meetings and “lunches”. We would chat for hours about some work but usually about what we were up to and she always had stories about what you two were doing. Her legacy is with the children and families she touched so deeply. We will be missing her for a long time! I’m sorry for your loss doesn’t seem to cut it…but know that we in the field truly are sorry for your loss. Think of all the wonderful things you have done with this remarkable woman and smile…we are every time we think of her!

Condolence from Maureen Soucy on June 23rd, 2015 8:10 am

We are so saddened by the loss of Deb, she was such a bright and shinning star whom we had the pleasure of meeting and spending time with on several occasions. Wishing you peace, comfort and courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and always.

Joe and Maureen Soucy

Condolence from Lauren McGovern on June 23rd, 2015 8:22 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. I am happy that you and Deb were able to enjoy each others company for so many years. It was a pleasure to be able to get to know Deb. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Vi Eaton on June 25th, 2015 4:03 am

Dear Brian, I am genuinely so very sorry for the loss of your beloved wife. At a time such as this, there are no perfect words to express and I feel that I am at a disadvantage to adequately convey my sentiments. Brian, I consider you to be a member of the Eaton family, as you have professionally guided us throughout the years and you have been alongside us during our difficult days. Deb has been consumed directly into the heart of our Blessed Lord and she stands beside my beloved Missy and Dennis in God’s most holy domain. My heart aches for you Brian. Vi Eaton

Condolence from Kate Linehan on June 26th, 2015 2:49 am

Brian, I am so very sorry to hear of Deb’s passing, and your terrible loss. Know that you are in my thoughts and I wish you peace at this difficult time. I hope that your memories and the love of family will sustain you.

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