Deborah Lynn (Koennecke) Petrecca

November 28, 1963 ~ June 9, 2020 (age 56)


Deborah Lynn (Koennecke) Petrecca, 56, of Lebanon, passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon, following a lengthy illness.  Born Thursday, November 28, 1963 in Lansdale, PA, she was the daughter of the late Gerhart and Karen E. (Kopp) Koennecke.  She was married to Michael J. Petrecca for over 22 years until his death on August 9, 2014.

Debbie and her husband, Michael, were the owners of the former Mama Mia Restaurants in Lansdale and Quakertown.

Debbie loved fashion & makeup, watching her daily TV shows & cooking.  She had a big heart for helping others & an immense love for dogs.  Debbie appreciated meeting new friends & no one was a stranger to her.  She also enjoyed chatting on the phone, sweet tea & Dunkin’ Donuts.  Above all, Debbie’s biggest interest was spending time with people most dear to her-family & friends!

She was the loving mother of Taryan Koennecke of Philadelphia and Anthony Petrecca, engaged to Nicole, of Tyler, TX and was the doting grandmother of Nathan, Victoria and Jasiah.  Also surviving is her brother, Kurt Koennecke, of Palmyra as well as nieces & nephews that Debbie shared her endless love with: Meckenzie, Kyle, Kamren, Alyssa & Jeanette.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Nikita Petrecca & a sister, Cynthia Lauffer.

The family will be celebrating Debbie's Life with a graveside service at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at White Marsh Memorial Park, 1169 Limekiln Pike, Ambler, PA  19002.  Arrangements have been entrusted with the Rothermel-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 25 West Pine Street, Palmyra, PA  17078, 717-838-9211.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Debbie’s memory to the American Cancer Society or to Fox Chase Cancer Center.

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Graveside Service
July 14, 2020

10:30 AM
White Marsh Memorial Park
1169 Limekiln Pike
Ambler, PA 19002
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American Cancer Society
PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-908-431-9800

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19111-2497
Tel: 1-888-369-2427

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