Obituary of Debra K. Chiera
Troy- Debra K. Chiera, 62 passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at St. Peter's Hospice Inn after a courageous battle with cancer.
Debra was a hairstylist who worked in various salons in the capital district and who had operated her own salon LePrintemps in Loudonville. In her younger years Debra enjoyed modeling and making her own jewelry.
Debra is survived by her sister, Kim (Don) Hilliker, her two devoted nieces, Jennifer (Kevin) Teson and Staci (Tim) Teson, her nieces Melissa Razzano and Emilee (Peter) Walker and her nephew Jason (Julia) Forner; her uncles, Shigenobu Okada and Kevin (Laura) Mancino. She is also survived by 6 great-nieces, 3 great nephews, 1 great-great niece and 1 great-great nephew, several cousins, her canine companion Cosmo Jones and many dear friends. Debra was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, Alfred Dion, her aunt, Carolyn Okada, and uncles Gerald and James Dion.
Debra's family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff of St. Peter's Hospice Inn who became her second family and grew to love her as their own. In remembrance of Debra, donations can be made online at www.walk4hospice.org under Team, Debra's Warriors.
Friends and relatives are invited to attend a graveside service for Debra on Saturday, May 11th at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Guideboard Rd., Waterford.