The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

June 2, 2014

Deborah J. Tredente

Star Beacon


Deborah Jean Tredente, age 51, of South Ridge East, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014, at her home following a year-long battle with cancer.

She was born Nov. 9, 1962, in Ashtabula, Ohio, the daughter of Robert and Sarah (Hamm) Williams and had been a lifelong Ashtabula resident. A 1981 graduate of Edgewood High School, she took several years of classes at Kent State University before committing to her work career.

She began working for the Damon Morgan Group, the owner of several local McDonald’s franchises, at age 16 and worked her way up in the company, recently obtaining 35 years of dedicated service. She had served as the head manager of numerous McDonald’s restaurants in the area during her career.

A member of Our Lady of Peace Parish/St. Joseph Church, she taught CCD classes for several years. Nicknamed “Martha Stewart” by her family and friends, she was known for her knack of being able to do just about anything: from crafts to baking, cooking and sewing, even yard work. Deb enjoyed reading and loved all music and had played guitar, mostly by teaching herself.

A great mother and hard worker, her selfless nature endeared her to all and considered her an angel among us.

Her survivors include her loving husband, David Anthony Tredente, whom she married June 4, 1998; one son, David A. Tredente Jr.; her parents, Robert and Sarah Williams of Wilmington, N.C.; one sister, Karen Williams of New Orleans, La.; her mother-in-law, Marcy Fish of Saybrook; her father-in-law, David Tredente of Ashtabula; and five very special nieces and nephews, Tara and Sheree Simrak, Freddie Smith, and Sage and Seve Cantini.

She was preceded in death by her beloved dog, “Ash”.

Calling Hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4th, at the ZABACK-WILLIAMS-DUCRO FUNERAL HOME, 500 W. Prospect Road, Ashtabula.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 5th, at Our Lady of Peace Parish, Mt. Carmel Church, 1200 East 21st St., Ashtabula. The Rev. Raymond Thomas, Pastor, will preside. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family to establish a fund for her son, David, to further his education after graduation.

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