Deborah L. Frame died June 30, 2016, at the age of 62. Debi was born in the Syracuse area to the late Thomas J. Lowery, Jr, and Mary Frances Lowery. She attended the Franciscan Academy in Syracuse, and went on to the College of St. Elizabeth in New Jersey, where she majored in art and math.
After college, Debi worked for the Cortland Repertory Theater and as a substitute teacher. In 1979, she married William A. Frame. After the birth of her eldest daughter, she chose to be a homemaker, focusing on raising her daughters, pursuing painting and commercial artwork, and volunteering in the community. She lived in New York City for many years until retiring to Syracuse in 2009, where she managed a small real estate firm with her husband.
Debi's passions were art, theater, and environmental activism—she believed that "water is life" and fought to protect the water supply in central New York from fracking. While her daughters were in school, she was a dedicated library volunteer and never missed a PTA meeting. She had a big heart and an unlimited supply of patience, which won her many friends.
Debi was predeceased by her husband, William Frame, to whom she was married for 35 years. She is survived by her mother and two sisters, Maureen Thompson and Martha Laplante, of Manlius, and daughters Alicia M. Frame of Alexandria, VA, and Grace A. Frame of Syracuse. Debi's Life Celebration will be held July 15, 2016 at Burns-Garfield Funeral Home., 3175 East Genesee St. Syracuse The family will receive visitors from 4-6 PM, followed by a service at 6 PM.