Debra J. Chase Miles, 53, passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at E.J. Noble Hospital, Gouverneur.
A funeral mass will be held Saturday, October 23rd at 11:00 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, Gouverneur with Fr. Stephen Rocker officiating and burial in New St. James Cemetery, Gouverneur. Calling hours will be today, Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur.
Debra was born September 8, 1957 in Carthage, the daughter of Richard A. and Elizabeth Clemons Chase.
Debra graduated from Carthage High School in 1975 and from Jefferson Community College with a degree in Finance. She worked in the banking industry for twenty years. Debra enjoyed being a “dance mom” for many years and served as the chairperson of the annual St. James School gala fundraiser for several years.
She married Gary W. Miles on April 7, 1999.
Debra is survived by her husband Gary; her daughter, Elizabeth M. Miles of Gouverneur; her parents, Richard and Elizabeth Chase of Black River; a brother, Francis and Carol Chase of Ithaca; two sisters Sandra and Howard Ames of Black River and Cheryl and James Frezza of N. Syracuse; and aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. James Catholic School.