Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Debra M. Mannetta

"...a certain personality, a certain look, a certain charm, and most of all, a certain smile."

Wife of Kenny
Mother of Jessica Ann and Ashley Marie

Islip, New York

Executive Assistant, Carr Futures, World Trade Center

31 Years Old

She's a Long Island girl, with warm brown eyes and a beautiful wide smile, a smile about which Kenny wrote "This was no ordinary smile. It was one that had cuteness and beauty along with friendliness all rolled into one."

They met in 1986 as high school students. In 1993 Kenny got down on one knee in the sands of Montauk and proposed marriage to his high school sweetheart. They married on May 15, 1995.

Jessica was born in 1998 and Ashley in 2000.
About their life together, Kenny wrote,

"I could remember coming home from work and looking through the kitchen window and just watching for a minute before walking in. It was like a dream. Coming home and now seeing, a family. The smile on the girl’s faces when I entered and Mommy’s too (of course on good days).

She and I had simple dreams, seeing our children grow and trips to New Hampshire each summer.
Our tangible dreams explains exactly what we were all about. We were two people that knew that it was the simple things in life that were the most precious."

The most beautiful tribute to Debbie's life and legacy is her family.

Rob Spanarelli of Selden, New York, wrote to Kenny, "You are a stronger man than I could ever hope to be." Sherry Brightman of Bay Shore said "Just wanted you know that you're doing a fabulous job with the girls. You put many women to shame with your intuition, and commitment to your family."

Kenny, Jessica, and Ashley...she lives on in your hearts and in the love you have for one another. She loves you with an indescribable, infinite love. The certain cool breeze you feel as you lay your head on your pillow at Debbie sending a kiss down from heaven to wish you sweet dreams and peaceful sleep. That feeling of calm that descends upon you during certain Debbie folding you in her arms and whispering "It's going to be all right."

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain -- Revelation 21:4

Your family will remain in my prayers...may the love of God sustain you and the peace of Jesus Christ comfort you. guestbook for Debbie, from which the quotes in this tribute were taken.