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Debra Lynn Govostes

April 10, 1961 — February 5, 2019

Debra Lynn (Van Wie) Govostes, 57, from Eden, New York; Cheshire, CT; and North Reading, MA, passed away on Tuesday, February 5th, after a prolonged battle with cancer. She had lived in Mt. Pleasant, SC for the past 3 years.

Deb is survived by her children, Nicholas and Marina, aged 20, and her siblings and their spouses: Daniel Van Wie, Sergio & Dawn (Van Wie) Deganis, Douglas & Sharon Van Wie and Donald Van Wie, all from CT and her beloved 12 nieces and nephews: Ryan, Haley, Alexandra, Marisa, Julie, Mark, Justin, John, Meghan, Jake, Claire and Matthew. She also leaves behind several dear friends from MA and New York.

A memorial service is planned for Friday, February 8, at the McAlister-Smith Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant, SC, from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. An additional service will be planned for her at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in North Reading, MA, on March 9th, where the family were members.

Deb will be remembered as a loving mother, loyal friend, accomplished attorney, beloved sibling, and most especially, as a fun, compassionate and generous soul that touched many lives and enjoyed many close and life-long friendships.

Deb had a love for travel and a deep love for her four-legged children: Max, Jake, Buddy, Bear and Bella.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to the ASPCA or American Cancer Society.

Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at

Arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, Mt Pleasant, 1520 Rifle Range Road, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464, 843-884-3833.
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Friday, February 8, 2019

4:00 - 6:00pm

McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation Mt. Pleasant

1520 Rifle Range Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

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