Debra I. Palaia

Debra I. Palaia, age 57 of Linwood, PA passed on September 1, 2019 at her residence. Born to Robert Hawkins and Dolores Hawkins in Chester, PA, she has been a longtime resident of Linwood. A homemaker, Debra cared for her family and in her spare time, she enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, watching reality shows, playing cards and Yahtzee, and was a huge wrestling fan. She is preceded in death by her father and her sister, Ruthann Dulanski. Debra is survived by her children; Jessica Palaia, Michael (Ashley) Palaia, and Heather Palaia, her mother; Dolores Hawkins, brothers; Robert, Adam, and Harry Hawkins, 9 grandchildren, and her former husband, Paul Palaia. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, 9/11/2019 from 10:00AM-11:00AM at the Pagano Funeral Home, 3711 Foulk Rd. Garnet Valley, PA with a memorial service following at 11:00AM. Interment will remain private. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to help offset funeral expenses. Online condolences may be made by visiting