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Debra A. Violante Philippa, 57

February 08, 2021

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Isaiah 41:10

Debi Violante Philippa (Galati), 57, is finally at peace with our Savior after a five-year struggle with cancer.

She was the loving wife of Alwin Philippa, mother of four amazing children: Michael, Zachary, Frankie and Renée. She is also survived by her parents, Mauro and MaryAnn Galati, siblings Lori Galati, Lisa Thompson and Anthony Galati. She was preceded in death by her first husband Frank Violante.

Family and friends will be received from 2-4PM on Saturday, February 20, 2021 followed by a private family service at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 441 N. George St, Millersville, PA 17551. In lieu of flowers or donations, she asked that anyone who wishes to do so share loving thoughts or memories about her, using her favorite medium: the written word. She would love people to remember one positive attribute about her (or more than one), put it to paper and mail it to the family whom she loved.

“Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ.”
Philippians 4:5-7

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Condolences to the Family

February 20, 2021

I knew Debbie mostly during her younger years followed by a long gap in between till recently. She was a sweet gentle woman of God who displayed Jesus in her person. In later years we connected via internet after Lee and I moved to Lancaster and I observed a Debbie who had grown to love Christ in a beatifically trusting way through thick and thin-in spite of a chronic illness. Astounding faith! The kind that was prepared to tell our Lord..”Here I am, ready for you!” Lee and I love you sweetheart and will miss you.
Carlos Ortiz

February 19, 2021

To Debi’s family,
My heart is broken for I will miss my dearest friend. I’ve known Debi for nearly 50 years. So many memories. So much laughter. Speaking for hours on end about everything and anything. She had so many amazing qualities… intelligence,a great wit, curiosity about life, loving and kind. Im so thankful that Debi is no longer in pain(what a fighter) and is with Jesus. She’s a child of the King and now she’s in his loving arms. We could never really say goodbye when we spoke on the phone…”see you later, love you.”  So I won’t do it now.  See you later Debi, love you.
Liza Fitzpatrick

February 19, 2021

We miss you so much. We are glad you are no longer suffering. We have many good memories to look back on. I really miss our phone calls, laughing, crying, sharing scripture together.  
We will see you in heaven, where you have your new body and peace with Jesus.
Love, Mommy and Daddy.

February 18, 2021

Mauro & MaryAnn:
Rose and I are so sorry for your loss. Please know we are praying for you.
Dennis Ernest

February 17, 2021

Our hearts and prayers are with you all.
Rob Philippa & Rita Shitu

February 16, 2021

So many memories with you, my big sister. You might be gone from this world but never gone from my life. Enjoy your new life in Heaven. Put a good word in for me. Love you much.xoxo
Lori

February 16, 2021

Rest peacefully my dear neice. You made me an aunt when I was only 8 years old. We grew together and shared laughs, tears, joys and sorrows over many years. I loved our phone conversations and your infectious laugh along with a sense of humor that rivaled my own. I was so happy to teach you  things when you were just a child and I was a full grown teenager.  You have a very special place in our hearts and  you will be sorely missed.  Aunt Mary and Uncle Will.

February 16, 2021

It was a pleasure to take care of her when she was on 8 lime. I loved talking with her for hours and she always remained so positive! Her attitude was contagious and she will be deeply missed.
Emily R

February 16, 2021

Wil Hoeffnagel – van der Wilk (tante van Alwin)
Helaas heb ik Debbie nooit ontmoet, maar via de ouders van Alwin altijd gehoord dat zij heel gelukkig waren met elkaar.
Ik condoleer vooral Alwin en de kinderen en de verdere familie van Debbie met dit veel te vroege overlijden. 
Wil Hoeffnagel – van der Wilk
 

February 15, 2021

Mauro, 
I was so very sorry to see this in the newspaper today. Blessings and God’s comfort to you in this sorrowful time. 
Paul L Garber
 

February 15, 2021

I was so sorry to learn of my beautiful cousin Debra’s passing. My heartfelt condolences goes out to her whole family. Much love to you all. Dean 

February 15, 2021

To MaryAnn and Mauro,  So sorry to learn of your daughter’s death recently. May Our Lord give you His comfort and peace.  Love, Martha Adams

February 15, 2021

So sorry for your loss..
 
Dan long

February 15, 2021

To Alwin & family.
We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.
Regards, Hilary Delaney & family.

February 15, 2021

To all the family of my beautiful great niece Debra, you All have my sincerest condolences. May Debra RIP and May Her Memory Be a Blessing.
Love to all, Aunt Joanie

Visitation
Saturday, February 20, 2021
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory
441 North George Street
Millersville, PA 17551
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