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Deborah Ann Francis House

February 28, 1961 ~ September 19, 2022

Deborah Ann Francis House born February 28, 1961, passed away peacefully on September 19, 2022. She was born in Albany, New York to the late Earl A. House and the late Patricia J. House of Albany, New York. Debbie graduated from Guilderland High School in Guilderland New York in 1979.

Debbie started a career in health care, then a change in life events, she moved to Florida in 1983. In Florida she changed careers and became the Animal Control Officer for the Indian River County in Florida. She continued in this role for nearly 20 years serving the community, developing manuals for animal control, and training new staff. Debbie then began another career for the county for the next 10 years until health issues forced her to retire.

Debbie was an animal enthusiast; in her spare time, she was certified to rehab wildlife. She occasionally assisted Sea World in Orlando, Florida to rescue sea turtles. On July 3, 1999, Debbie met the love of her life Marie Petrillo, and the two have been inseparable ever since. Debbie and Marie enjoyed, fishing, boating, going to the beach, making crafts, and caring for wildlife. Debbie is survived by her life partner Marie Petrillo of Vero Beach, Florida,  her brother Scott A. House of Malta, NY, her sister Bernadette M. House of Albany New York, cousins Mark House of Colonie, New York, William House III of Polk City, Florida, and half-sisters Anne Napolitano of Upstate NY, Liz Sweeney and many other half siblings and relatives. Debbie will be remembered for her kindness, compassion, love of animals, her savvy street smarts, her artistic abilities, worrying about others, and helping those in need. We would like to thank the staff at the Halifax CVICU and MICU floors, the transplant team at the Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach, the Davita Dialysis Center in Vero Beach, Florida, and Hematologist, Dr. McGarry in Vero Beach,  Florida for their care, compassion, and expertise. Funeral mass will be scheduled by the family shortly.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Helen’s Church,  Save the in Fort Pierce, or the charity of your choice.



October 1, 2022, 4:25 pm

Please note that church service will be at St. Helen’s Catholic Church at 1000 AM on Tuesday Oct 4th at the chaple. St. Helen’s Church is located on 2000 20th street, Vero Beach, Florida 32962. Lovingly Marie Petrillo, Life Partner and Bernadette House sister.

Linda M. DeMarco

October 2, 2022, 2:00 am

I will miss Debbie very much ♡ I met her 15 yrs. ago as my pet sitter but we ended up being great friends ♡ Her and Marie are the kindest people and will always be special to me ♡ She called us ” Warriors” because we always fought through many medical issues and kept fighting ♡ Love you Debbie, you won’t need to fight anymore ♡ Rest in Peace my dear friend and animal lover ♡

sandra wilson

October 6, 2022, 1:11 pm

The world has lost a very special person, words cannot express our sorrow and our hearts go out to Marie and her family. The Wilson Family

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