Deborah A. Loring, 67

Apr 9, 2021

Deborah A. Loring, 67, of South Dartmouth, passed away peacefully with her son by her side on Monday, April 5, 2021.

Born in New Bedford, daughter of the late Gerald and Elizabeth (Harrington) Loring, she lived in Dartmouth most of her life.

Deborah spent her career as an LPN working with behavioral health patients at St. Luke’s Hospital, where she was awarded the St. Luke’s Hospital Presidential Award for her outstanding service.

Debbie, as her family and friends called her, loved the beach and had a deep appreciation for the ocean.

If the sun was out, you were almost guaranteed to find her working on her tan.

She enjoyed boating in the summer with her family out of Padanaram Harbor visiting the surrounding islands and inlets across Buzzards Bay.

Her love for the ocean led to a passion for collecting shells and making beautiful wreaths out of them.

Debbie never took herself too seriously and had undeniable love for life. Her lighthearted and charismatic energy was infectious and brought joy to every room.

She poured herself into the ones she loved, no one more than her son, Kevin.

Kevin was Debbie’s anchor, her inspiration, her meaning and she selflessly devoted her life to raising and providing for him.

One of her proudest moments was seeing him graduate from Special Warfare Combatant Crewman training and serve his country overseas as part of US Navy Special Warfare.

Debbie is survived by her son Kevin and his fiancée Candice, of San Diego, California; her sisters, Susan Sykes and Jacqueline Carpenter, both of Dartmouth; her niece, Elizabeth; and her nephews, Christopher, Eric, Alex, and James.

She will be deeply missed.