DEBORAH (DEBBIE) JOAN SWEENEY BELSITO
RICHLAND – Deborah (Debbie) Joan Sweeney Belsito, 67, of Richland, WA passed away Tuesday (April 23, 2019) after an unexpected and short battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
Debbie Belsito was born on December 14, 1951, in Worcester, MA, a daughter of John (Red) J. Sweeney and Alice (Cronin) Sweeney. She married Anthony Cosmo Belsito on April 16, 1972 in MA, and later relocated to the Tri-Cities in 1976.
Debbie was preceded in death by both parents; and her oldest brother, John Sweeney.
She is survived by her husband Tony
Belsito, of 47 years, and their four children: daughter Tara Parker (Eric); and
sons: Anthony (Shawna), Robert (Erica) and Angelo (Rebecca); her 11
grandchildren; and her six siblings all from the East Coast: Mary Demarski,
Kathleen Woiciechowski, Maureen Sweeney, Kevin Sweeney, Patricia DeMauro, Colleen
Tortora; and many nieces and nephews.
Debbie was a 17 year breast cancer survivor and was a stay at home mom to raise all of her children, grandchildren and anybody else’s kids. She was a lifelong member of the Catholic faith and devoted over 20 years working as a secretary for Christ the King church. She had a passion for camping that gave her a retirement career as a camp host at Crow Butte Park. She loved camping, fishing, attending many family sporting events and functions as well as visiting all of her family on the east coast.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at Christ the King Parish, 1111 Stevens Drive, Richland. Monsignor Champoux will officiate. Burial will be at Einan’s Funeral Home, Richland.