Wood, Debra A. (nee Grossman), died on Saturday, January 2, 2021. Debra was born and raised in Newark and lived most of her life in Lyndhurst. She worked as a hairdresser for over 40 years, primarily at Paladium Palace in Lyndhurst and also as a bartender at various locations. She loved watching Hallmark movies, Netflix binging, and going to casinos, but most of all she loved her family and friends, always living life to the fullest and doing what she wanted. Debra is survived by her loving children, John and Lisa Missaggia, by her dear brothers and sisters, Dave Handelman, Robert Grossman, AnnMarie Arce, Cynthia Reed, Dawn Ostrander, and Lisa Magliaro, by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews, by her best friend, Donna Choynowski, and by her 5 fur children, Rocky, Oreo, Hank, Shelby, and Chloe. She was predeceased by her sister, Cheryl Ann Grossman.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the graveside service at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Debbie Wood Fundraiser on GoFundMe by clicking here.
Three generations of a family that took root in Lyndhurst and have created a legacy to be the people you know with respect, dignity and compassion for all those who pass through our doors. For close to 90 years the Nazare Memorial Home has been a pillar of service to the people of Lyndhurst and its bordering communities.
Nazare Memorial Home, Inc. Karen Nazare Zitman Manager, Licensed Funeral Director N.J. Lic. No. 4520