Deborah C. (Thamer) Kneeland Print E-mail


Deborah C. (Thamer) Kneeland 

loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend;


Deborah C. (Thamer) Kneeland, 67, of Chelmsford, passed away unexpectedly Saturday evening at her home in Chelmsford.

She was the loving wife of the late George W. Kneeland who died in 2006.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, April 16, 1951, a daughter of the late Louis T. and the late Edith M. (DiRocco) Thamer, she attended St. Patrick Grammar school and was a graduate of Lowell High School.

Deborah retired from the Raytheon Corporation where she worked as a soderer for many years. Previously, she had worked at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Bedford.

A member of the Gold Star Wives, she also enjoyed playing cards and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her son Michael L. Kneeland and his wife Kendra of Plymouth; her granddaughter Alexis L. Kneeland and grandson Ryder O. Kneeland both of Plymouth; three sisters Donna Stansfield of Saugus, Sharon Dillon and her husband Brian of Lowell and Carol Mayrand and her husband Mike of Aquinnah, MA; two brothers Thomas Thamer and his wife Amanda of Methuen and Larry Lauziere and his wife Pam of Louisanna; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to her calling hours THURSDAY evening at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL from 5 to 7 P.M. Private family Funeral Services will be held at a later date. E-condolences/directions at Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O'Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768. 


Condolences (9)
  • Patricia Jamros  - Condolences
    My sincerest condolences on the loss of Debbie. Mchael and your families are in my thoughts and prayers. May the cherished memories give you strength during this time. RIP dear Debbie.
  • Mirta Cruz  - Friends for ever
    Rest in peace Deb, we were friends from 1984 to (for ever) even though we did not see each other much when we did, we could retake and continue as usual our friendship. Love you my friend and will miss you, my condolences to Michael and family, as well as all the Thamer families.
  • Christine Oberhelman  - prayers
    Praying for all of you at this difficult time... (friend of Amanda Dillon)
  • Christine Oberhelman  - Peace & prayers
    Our thoughts & prayers are with you... Christine & Randy Oberhelman ( friends of Amanda Dillon) k
  • Carol Kirn  - Our deepest sympathy
    We were saddened to hear of Debbie's death. The Kneeland family were the first neighbors we met when we moved to Chelmsford in 1975. Our sons grew up together. There are so many memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with Michael, Kendra and the children and all of the families grieving Debbie's passing. The Kirn Family
  • Bruce and Liz Hulslander  - Our thoughts and prayers
    We were sorry to learn that Debbie had passed. our condolences to the family especially Michael and his family. Our thoughts and prayers to you all.
  • Carole McCaul  - With Sympathy
    Many condolences to the Kneeland and Thamer families. Debbie is rejoicing with all her loved ones. Take care of your broken hearts. Sending love, hugs and prayers to all. Carole McCaul
  • Pat Kidder  - My friend and neighbor
    Too soon to lose you. Will miss you. It's hard to look across the street. So many memories. Till we meet again. Patty
  • Kristin (DeMello) Thompson  - May you Rest In Peace....
    May you Rest In Peace sweet Debbie. You will be missed a great deal. You were always like a mother to me many years ago. Thoughts, hugs and prayers go out to your entire family. Xoxoxox Kristin
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