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Debora Ann (Tatro) Bacon

Debbie A. (Tatro) Bacon, 62 of St. Petersburg, FL, went to be with the Lord on November 24th 2018, after a long battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her family when she passed.

Debbie Ann was born on May 4th 1956 in Chelsea, Massachusetts to Richard and Marty (Spiers) Tatro. On September 1st 1973, she married John D.C. Bacon in Wrightstown, New Jersey. Debbie graduated from Mount Saint Mary College (Newburgh, NY) in 1998. Her teaching career led her to The Horizon on the Hudson School (Newburgh, NY) and then to Maximo Elementary (St. Petersburg, FL). Debbie loved working with the children in her school and fostering their imaginations. Every year, she and her husband John would dedicate many hours to planning and producing a dinner theatre event to raise money for The Horizon on the Hudson School.

Debbie was the loving mother of John D. (Theresa) Bacon, Chealsie (Amanda) Bacon Morrison. She loved her granddaughters, Emily and Sarah Bacon very much and cherished every moment she was able to visit them.

Debbie Ann’s memory will live on in the hearts of her many family members. Her mother, Marty (Spiers) Tatro, Siblings; Dianne (Jeff) Fineran, Darlene Bonfiglio, Dorie E. (Steven) Toelken and Rick (Kellie) Tatro Jr.  She now rests in the arms of Christ along with her husband John D.C. Bacon and her father, Richard G. Tatro Sr.

“When tomorrow starts without me,

don’t think were far apart,

for every time you think of me,

I’m right here inside your heart.”

A Celebration of Life will be held at 4:00pm, Saturday, December 8th at the St. Pete Beach Access (4700 Gulf Boulevard)

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    My Dear Sweet Sister Debbie, There’s not enough words to describe how much you will be missed.She was so loving, giving and always looking out for everyone else. Debbie being the oldest child was the one that looked after her siblings to be sure we were all okay in life. She loved life with her family and friends. She had many challenges in the last six years, a big battle with medical conditions, the tragic loss of her husband,the loss of our Father and my oldest son Michael. Life has been a rollercoaster to say the least. Even though her struggles Debbie would make sure she reached out on a regular bases to make sure I was okay. I will miss her so much, her love was endless. Debbie would make sure we were all doing something together for the holidays. Her favorite time was Christmas, she wanted everything to be perfect and would come up with great games. Her goal was to ensure everybody had a fantastic time together. Debbie’s life with her family was very special we will continue on with her traditions and passing on the love to each other. You will forever be in my Heart and my memories My Sweet Sister. I know you are now Resting in peace, no more suffering, no more pain,you are in the arms of Our Loving Lord! Your Sister Dianne

  • Albert (Alby) Tetreault Jr says:

    Debbie, wow, what can i say. You brought me in to the Tatro/Tetreault Florida cousin fold. I enjoyed our many chats and talks. We spent a lifetime never meeting. Because of you and Uncle Dick(your dad), i have linked up with your siblings, as well my 2nd cousins and 3rd cousins i would have never known. Your heart covered the Tatro/Tereault fold and beyond. I love you and will miss you. My heart goes out to the family.

  • vicki cerquozzi says:

    Dan and I are so sorry to hear of Debora’s passing. Thoughts and prayers for the entire family.

  • Louise Wedlock says:

    I have known Deb very long, but have know her sister Dianne for a long time. Through the years Dianne has told me how much she loves her sister. She has asked for prayer for her and requested that these prayers are for the whole family. In doing so, I have become familiar with then. Over the past few months I have seamed to be more in prayer for Deb. In her illness she took the time to send me a birthday card and wish me God’s blessings. At this time I know that she is in God’s kingdom and is God’s hands enjoying His promises and per visions. Thank God for Deb in my life and athe mercy and grace you have allotted to Deb. I praise your holy name Jesus.

  • Chealsie- Debbie's daughter says:

    It makes me so sad that you are gone. I know we were sad for so long after dad passed, and I had hoped for you, you could travel more and we could do more things together. I hoped after February we could go to another state together. I’m so glad we made so many memories when you came to visit us in NY, but our guest room will be very empty without your visits. Im glad I got to see you a few weeks ago, but I was hopeful it wasn’t for the last time. You got so upset when people used the term in a better place when dad died for you your better place was with your family. You just told me you were not ready to go. You had so many plans to spend your days doing. I will miss your laugh and your caring heart. I will miss your visits. I will miss you looking out for me and telling me things that a mom would. I will miss your cards to me with your cursive paragraphs. I will miss your witty comments. I will miss texting you just to see how you are doing. I will miss playing phone tag I will miss so many things. My heart is broken. I still can’t believe I will never see you again.

  • Michael Fox says:

    To my cousin Debbie, I am very sorry that you are gone, the only saving grace is that your suffering here is over. You were always a strong person and remained positive throughout everything. I am glad you were able to enjoy the extra time with your family and know how happy that made you. You can now rest in peace with the Lord, your dad, my mom, your husband and all those that went before you. You left behind lots of memories and know that you will never be forgotten and will always be missed. RIP Cuz. Mike

  • Karen On-The-Hill says:

    Debbie I am blessed to call you family. You are the epitome of courage, strength and endless compassion for for family and friends. You are missed. Until we meet again sweet cousin….Rest in Peace ❤️

  • Aimee Bonfiglio says:

    Aunt Debbie. There are no words in any language that could describe the feelings I have for losing you. You were one of the strongest women I have ever known and aspire to be just as bold and beautiful, strong and knowledgeable as you. You asked what you could do to help and never asked for help in return. You were the doer of all, and I miss how much did, for all. You have given me something to look up to as the “Big Sis” and eldest sibling. “Because we are not “OLD”, you used to say to me. I miss our talks even if I thought you were being hard on me. Now that I am older, I realize it was because of how honest and bold you were. You always said, “I would not say it if I did not care, Aimee.” You knew 2 months in to a past relationship I had he was not the one and I needed to leave him. Took me long to realize but I now know it was the right choice. Your knowledge is without compare, and that is just who you were; the caring kind. My heart is broken for everyone left behind especially your children, grandchildren, siblings and mother. There is a very huge void in our hearts that will always hold a spot with your name on it. This Christmas will not be the same, this time of year was always your favorite. Your love for life has sparked something in me to LIVE AND DO WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY. Thank you for always teaching; even off the clock. Please Rest in Paradise and cruise through eternity with Uncle John. Give Gramps and Michael a huge hug from me.
    Love You Always,
    Aimee Lyn.


  • Lee Dunn says:

    I am glad that that cancer no longer has its hold on you. You gave it a good earthly fight and you won the battle because now you are in Gods beautiful healing grace.

  • Michelle Prestidge says:

    I had the great pleasure of teaching 5th grade with Debbie. She was a kind and thoughtful person who loved well and laughed often. She will be dearly missed. She leaves a place on this Earth unfillable by any other.

  • Nina Coveleski says:

    Dear Bacon Family:
    Although I have Debbie on several occasions when John and Theresa lived me, I can only say the woman was endearing, lovable and truly a great mother and grandmother. We will miss her greatly. May she rest in heaven and know that she has brought into this world a great family.

  • Cheryl says:

    Debbie I know you are pain free and in a beautiful place l will miss you dearly at family functions you we’re always so sweet. Thanks see you again

  • Daxx Kahn says:

    Debbie Ann- You were absolutely one of my favorite people ever, I’ll miss getting your advice on things including mini lectures about being more careful every-time I would get hurt doing something around the house because I know they always came with sincerity.

    When I was appointed continental representative for the World Boxing Federation, I got a message from you saying how happy you were for me and “I knew you would make something out of yourself” all I could think was “Well that makes one of us”.

    You fought hard and for a long time, rest peacefully knowing your family and friends will miss you and your time here impacted everyone’s lives for the better. I’ll look forward to speaking with you again, just not yet.

  • Red Holden says:

    There are never the right words to post in times such as these. My heart goes out to my sister in law Marty, Debbie’s children, her brother and sisters, loosing a child, parent, siblings is something that no one is ever prepared for. Debbie and I have stayed in touch over the years, conversations that I will forever cherish, the laughs, the tears, the long talks. No things will never be the same without her, but she wouldn’t want us to sit back and greave. She was so thoughtful, with everything that she was going through, just 3 weeks ago, she wanted to make sure she had our correct address so she could send my husband ,who’s also going through cancer a card, she never got around to sending him a card, but how thoughtful, just to show you the type of person she was. She will be deeply missed. My prayers go to the family and that they continue to be strong.. love you all..

  • Susan Orama says:

    I miss you already Debbie–I will miss our talks, our laughter together, our comforting words to one another, and let’s not every forget all the shopping and eating out together we did when we both were in the same state of New York. There were not too many people I trusted to get in a car with due to my intestinal problems, but I trusted you. What sticks in my mind is when we went shopping in Poughkeepsie, New York we were in the third passing lane and I said to you that I had to go to the bathroom, and before I could blink you were driving like a race car driver going across three lanes to get into the far right lane and into a gas station for me–that’s the kind of friend I will dearly miss. I also enjoyed your visit to me in Colorado, thank God for that visit, but I know it was hard for you. You were the best friend, wife, mother, daughter, and grandmother during life’s journey here. I will love you always and have a special place in my heart for you, your family, and especially Chealsie. Love you, Susan

  • Marybeth Leonard says:

    Like the song says ” only the good die young “. The world was a better place with you in it Debbie Ann. My condolences to your family.

  • Maryann Bailey says:

    Debbie loved her family! She fought so hard to live as long as she could so she could be a part of their life. She was a kind, thoughtful, sweet lady. So happy to have known her.

  • Johnny says:

    Hi Mom, I haven’t been able to find the words to leave a comment here and still can’t articulate my feelings well. I hide my sadness from everyone and I’m having a hard time moving on. This is the first time I’ve read all the nice comments left here so thank you all for the kind words about my mom. She was my hero, the strongest person I’ve ever known, and the person I’ve always held as the “gold standard”.

    Mom – I cherish your advice, your loving words, and your guidance as a kid and as an adult. You will always be alive in our memories and the lessons I teach your grandchildren. I speak of all the fun times you had with them often and like to tell them stories of you and I when I was a kid. I love and miss you very much.

  • Michelle Menees says:

    I am sorry for your loss