POUGHQUAG – Deborah Veronica Senesi, 68, an area resident since 1987, died on November 9, 2019 at home. She previously lived in Thornwood and Pleasantville.

On October 3, 1951, Deborah was born and raised in Brooklyn. She worked as a Registered Nurse for over 45 years at hospitals including St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh, Nyack Hospital, Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, and Phelps Memorial Hospital in Sleepy Hollow. She was currently employed as a Nurse Educator at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx.

Debbie lived such a full and beautiful life. She loved others in a fierce way that made everyone around her feel cared for. She was most joyous when surrounded by family and close friends getting to feed them her homemade tomato sauce and stuffed shells. She would tell stories and bring you into memories like you were a part of them. Her joy and laughter were contagious and she always wanted to share her wisdom with her children and grandchildren.

On August 11, 1990 at Valley Christian Church in Hopewell Junction, she married Joseph Senesi who survives at home. She is also survived by her children and their spouses, Christian and Christine Lomas of Hopewell Junction, Justin and Jesseca Lomas of Poughkeepsie, Allison and Tatiana Joyner of Hopewell Junction, Sarah and Korey Deck of Poughquag, Gina and Jim Holodook of Myrtle Beach, SC, Jason Senesi of Queens, and Justin and Jamie Senesi of Bridgeville, DE; her grandchildren, Kaelan, Connor, Luke, Cara, Avery, Jordan, Paxton, Adalynne, Alex, Nick, Katie, Samantha, Isaac, and Abigail; her great-grandson, Jackson; her siblings, Richard Policano, Doreen Gehr, Kenneth Policano, Gary Policano, and Luis Scagnelli; and many nieces and nephews. Debbie was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Margaret (Egan) Policano.

Donations may be made in Debbie’s memory to JDRF-Type 1 Diabetes Research Funding, https://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR?fr_id=7871&pg=team&team_id=291040; Grace Community Church, https://graceoc.com/give/; Hickory Ridge Community Church, http://hickoryridge.online/give.

A memorial service will be held in the spring.