Deborah J. (Allen) Dinagan, 69, of Swanzey and formerly of Keene and Barre, VT. passed peacefully after a period of declining health with the love of her family surrounding her at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene on Friday, April 28, 2023.
She was born a daughter to the late Deloris (Neidhart) and William Allen on October 27, 1953, in St Cloud, MI. She was educated at Spauling High School in Barre, VT. class of 1971. She continued her education at Keene State College.
On September 1, 1975, Deborah exchanged vows with Francis E. Dinagan. They had a simple service at St Bernard’s Church in Keene surrounded with family and friends. The Dinagan’s had been married for 35 years before Francis passed on November 29, 2010.
Deborah had worked as the department manager for Human Resources at Cable
Connection of Westminster Station in Vermont for several years before retiring at the age of 57. Prior, she had also worked at Med Care of Swanzey managing their quality control department. She had also worked at Concord Labs of Keene doing quality control.
Deborah loved being with her friends and family. She had cookouts with family, loved to go dancing, bird watching and enjoyed taking trips to Mexico. She was also involved in the Italian Club of Keene and the Women’s Axillary of the American Legion.
Mrs. Dinagan is survived by her life partner of seven years, Tom Wozniak of Swanzey. Her daughter, Colleen Tucker and her husband Douglas of Troy. Her two siblings Jeffrey Allen and his wife, Barbara of Barre, VT. and William Allen Jr. of Keene. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Jerry Mascola Jr. of Randolph, VT. As well as her 8 grandchildren, Lacey Jalava, Madalyn Jalava, Addison Dubriske, Aiden Lawrence, Tanner Dubriske, Brionna Tucker, Cullen Wozniak and Cassidhe Wozniak. Along with her great grandchild Audrey Alley and friends who she loved like family, Tom Wozniak Jr. and his fiancée Candace Emond of Turners Falls, MA. Along with many cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She is predeceased by her daughter, Kelly J. Lawrence who passed on May 26, 2017, and her sister Susan Mascola who passed on December 23, 2017.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2023, from 6 pm-8 pm at the Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. Burial will take place Friday, May 5, 2023, at 1 pm in the family plot at Mountain View Cemetery, 875 Old Homestead Hwy Swanzey, NH. 03446. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. www.cheshirefamilyfh.com.