Debra L. Motyka, 48, of Watertown

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After battling cancer for eight years, Debra L. Motyka, 48, passed away in her home in Watertown, NY on September 4, 2013, under the care of her loving family and Hospice of Jefferson County.

Debbie was born on August 15, 1965 in Watertown, NY to Edward Nier and Mary Margaret Stevenson Nier.

She was a hard worker who worked as a bus monitor along with various other food service jobs.  She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and shopping at yard sales. Everything Debbie did, she did with great gumption and a big smile on her face. She always brought life to everything she touched. Debbie once said she loved attending her children’s sporting events and never missed a chance to see her kids play. Debbie was a loving mother who supported her children in all that they did and was proud of each and every one of them.

Debbie was previously married to Ted Gardner, and they have three children together.  She leaves behind her sons Troy Gardner and his wife Jen, Trevor Gardner and his wife Ashley, and a daughter, Britney Gardner.  Debbie is survived by her two brothers, Eddie Nier and his wife Tonya, Ted Parsons and his wife Regina, and her two sisters Esther Corcoran and Tammy Hernandez and her husband Joseph.

Debbie has three grandchildren, Hunter, Taylor, and Caden. Debbie also leaves behind faithful friend and sister-in-law Ann Runner, as well as several nieces and nephews.

On October 20, 2012, Debbie married Christopher Motyka of Gouverneur. Chris was a devoted husband, and Debbie believed him to be her guardian angel.

Calling hours are Saturday, September 7 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur. After a short break, a funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm at the funeral home.  

Friday, October 31, 2014
, Watertown, NY
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Funeral Homes Listings

Jefferson County:

Bossuot-Lundy Funeral Home, Carthage
315-493-3710

Calarco, D.L. Funeral Home, Watertown
315-782-4910

Costello Funeral Service, Alexandria Bay
315-482-5840

Cummings Funeral Service
Watertown - 315-782-0830
Clayton - 315-686-5101

Frederick Bros Funeral Home, Theresa
315-628-4451

Hart & Bruce Funeral Home, Watertown
315-788-3351

Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter
315-639-6257

Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown
315-782-6580

Cleveland Funeral Home, Watertown
315-788-6180

Cleveland Funeral Home,,Cape Vincent
315-654-2681

Becker-Cleveland Funeral Home, Chaumont
315-649-2912

Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home, Carthage
315-493-2621

Carpenter-Stoodley, Belleville
315-846-5211

T.R. Jetty Funeral Home, Clayton
315-686-2414

Piddock Funeral Home, Adams
315-232-4000

Lewis County

Adirondack Funeral Home, Croghan
315-346-6511

Iseneker Funeral Home, Lowville
315-376-8009

Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan
315-346-6311

Sundquist Funeral Home, Lowville
315-376-2665

St. Lawrence County

IslandView Funeral Services, Morristown
315-375-8258

Hammill Funeral Home, Winthrop

Buck Funeral Home, Norwood
315-353-2112

Fox-McLellan Funeral Home, Ogdensburg
315-393-4870

French Funeral Home, Gouverneur
315-287-2810

Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur
315-287-1330

Phillips Memorial Home, Massena
315-769-3549

Allen-Nichols Funeral Home, Ogdensburg
315-393-2220

Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg
315-393-1414

Lawrence Funeral Home, Canton
315-386-8513

O'Leary Funeral Home, Canton

Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, De Kalb Junction
(315) 347-2122

French Funeral Home Inc., Gouverneur

French Funeral Home Inc., Edwards

French Funeral Home Inc., Star Lake

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