Debra Marie Gennelly

Born November 1, 1963 in Everett, Massachusetts
Departed June 27, 2024 in Melbourne, Florida

Debra Marie Gennelly
November 1, 1963 – June 27, 2024

Right now, I’m in a different place
And though we seem apart
I’m closer than I ever was,
I’m there inside your heart.
I’m with you when you greet each day
And while the sun shines bright
I’m there to share the sunsets, too
I’m with you every night.
I’m with you when the times are good
To share a laugh or two,
And if a tear should start to fall
I’ll still be there for you.
And when that day arrives
That we no longer are apart,
I’ll smile and hold you close to me,
Forever in my heart.

On Thursday, June 27, 2024, Debra Marie Gennelly (Debbie), loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend, passed away suddenly at the age of 60. She will be missed.

Debbie was born on November 1, 1963, in Everett, Massachusetts to John F. Gennelly (deceased) and Marie A. Gennelly. She received a license in Cosmetology and an Associates of Science degree at the Brevard Community College a/k/a Brevard State College. She worked as a hairstylist for Hair Cuttery.

She is survived by her son, David Joseph Varella; her five granddaughters Alexis Marie Varella, Mia Rose Varella, Rayna McKenzie Varella, Iris Noelle Varella, and Merida Violet Varella; her mother Marie A. Gennelly; her brother Jack Anthony (Heidi) Gennelly; her two sisters Donna Marie (Ronald) Robinson and Gina Marie (Fredrick) Cornman; her two nieces, Kasi Marie (Jared)
Spradlin and Courtney Lynne Guerra; her nephew Jacob Fredrick Cornman; her two great nieces Braelyn Elizebeth Spradlin and Kaydence Marie Spradlin; and her soon-to-be great nephew.

Debbie’s viewing will be held on Friday, July 5, 2024, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Brownlie Maxwell Funeral Home, 1010 E. Palmetto Avenue, Melbourne, 32901. Her service will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2024, at 3:00 pm at Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home.

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Jinny Johnson from Titusville wrote on July 6, 2024:
Debbie has cut my hair for ten years at the West Melbourne location. She was also so accomodating and warm and friendly. I am shocked by her passing. We always talked about her five granddaughters and she loved them so much. Sympathy to her son and the children.
Gina Hurrell from Melbourne wrote on July 6, 2024:
It was such a shock to lose Debbie so suddenly. She has been my stylist for so many years. I always looked forward to our time together. She was always so upbeat & always such a pleasure to visit with. We had lots of laughs together. She will be missed by so many. My heart goes out to her family.
Bobbi frazier from Melbourne, florida wrote on July 5, 2024:
I am so sorry ti loose you as a friend and my hair dresser, may you rest in peace. Your friend and client bobbi.
David Reece from PalmBay wrote on July 4, 2024:
Debbie was a great person, she will be missed.
Renne Oconnor from Palm Bay wrote on July 3, 2024:
Debbie had been my hairdresser for some years.She was a great person. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers to her family.
Susan A Spillers from Melbourne wrote on July 3, 2024:
My thoughts and prayers are with Debra's family and all those who were fortunate enough to know her. Her humor, kindness, and caring will not be forgotten. I was blessed to have met her as my stylist at Hair Cuttery and we always shared a laugh, and always had a great movie suggestion for me to watch. I will miss you, Debra.
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