Debra Rhodes

Debra A. Rhodes

February 16, 1951 - May 30, 2019
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ROCKLAND – Debra A. Rhodes, 68, died unexpectedly, Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

Born in Camden, February 16, 1951, she was the daughter of Nelson and Rita Rivers Grey. Educated locally she attended Camden High School. Throughout her life, Deb had a very special relationship with her much loved step-mother Betty Carter Grey.

On November 11, 1967, Debra married H. Carl Rhodes in Camden. Together they raised two children, and ran a successful catering business. The pair operated ‘Rhodes Catering Service’ for 25 years and also a concession stand ‘Florida Buns’. For more than 38 years they traveled to fairs in Union, Windsor, Fryeburg, and Litchfield. Even after Mr. Rhodes death in 2009, Debra continued her love of traveling.

She as an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Augusta, a member of the United Bikers of Maine, and the Rockland Lodge of Elks.

For many years, Deb has been a loyal employee of the Village Variety, formerly Stop-N-Go in Camden. Her smiling face has welcomed thousands of customers to the store.

She will be sadly missed by all who loved her.

Predeceased by her husband Carl in 2009; Debra is survived by her children, Melissa Byer and her husband Andrew of Rockland, Scott Rhodes and his wife Jasmine of Rockland; eight grandchildren Cody Rubenstein and his wife Bryana, Cameron Rubenstein, Knasic Byer, Samuel Byer, Dakota Rhodes, Kaylie Rhodes, Drew Rhodes, Kiley Feraco, and Skyler Rhodes; one great-grandchild Mason Rubenstein; her sisters, Donna Diamond of Danvers, MA, Barbara Grey of Redding, CT; her brothers, Richard Grey of Seymour, CT, William Grey and his wife Dana of Monroe, CT, Robert Grey and his wife Jan of Bridgeport, CT; and three nephews, James Diamond of Massachusetts and Matthew Diamond of Chicago, IL, Carter Grey of Connecticut.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland. A celebration of her life will be held at 12:00 p.m. (Noon), Friday, June 14, 2019 at First Congregational Church of Camden, 55 Elm Street, Camden.
Although flowers are gratefully accepted, those who wish, may make memorial donations to First Congregational Church of Camden, 55 Elm Street, Camden, ME 04843, or Augusta American Legion, 396 Western Avenue, Augusta, ME 04330.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday June 13, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday June 13, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home
    110 Limerock Street
    Rockland, Maine 04841
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  • Celebration of Life

    Friday June 14, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Friday June 14, 2019 12:00pm
    First Congregational Church of Camden
    55 Elm Street
    CAMDEN, ME 04843
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Ute Molitor


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Love Martha Mike,Matia and Lori

Posted at 09:58am
With loving memories of Debra
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Kimberly McQuinn clarke

Posted at 08:55pm
My condolences to the family. Debbie was a sweet person and I will miss her smiling face.

From Barbara, Richard, Bill, Dana, Carter, Bob and

Posted at 08:58am
To our beloved sister
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Kenda Simmons

Posted at 06:41pm
I still can’t believe you are gone, but I know God has a plan. You were such a beautiful person, inside and out, I will always have my memories of all the fun we had through the years, and will never forget you .Rest In Peace my friend, until we meet again❤️

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Posted at 05:39pm
Thinking of you all. Love you guys. Jamacan and family
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