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Deborah A.G.  Stofey
Deborah A.G. Stofey

February 14, 1962 - March 1, 2019
Born in Nanticoke, PA
Resided in Stillwater, New Jersey


Deborah A. Gmiter Stofey, 57, of Stillwater, died Friday, March 1, 2019, at Newton Medical Center.

Born in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, Deborah grew up in Nanticoke and lived in Nanticoke before moving to Stillwater twenty-four year ago. She was a 1980 graduate of the Greater Nanticoke Area High School, then graduated from Kings College in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. Deborah received her Master of Theology and Psychology from Fordham University and received her degree as an RN from Penn State University. She worked as a medical-surgical nurse at Saint Barnabas in Livingston for eight years, then worked as an In-Home Health Visiting Nurse with Newton Memorial Hospital, which became Atlantic Health Care System. Most recently, Deborah had been working as a Senior Associate for Bayada Home Health Care in Parsippany for the past five years.

The daughter of Charles T. and Doris J. (nee Mieczkowski) Gmiter, Deborah is survived by her husband of 28 years, Michael J. Stofey; her sons, Michael J. Stofey, Jr., of Stillwater and Joshua J. Stofey of Stillwater; her brother, Charles G. Gmiter and wife, Carol, of Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania; her nephew, Charles P. Gmiter of Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania; and her niece, Cara L. Nelson of Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Thomas Stofey and his son, Thomas, Jr.; as well as her sister-in-law, Karen Clark and her daughters, Stephanie and Sabrina.

Memorial Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton, followed by a Memorial Service at 4 p.m., also at the funeral home.

Deborah’s family requests that no dark color clothes be worn to the service, only bright, happy colors. Her favorite color was any variation of red.

Memorial donations may be made to Father John’s Animal House, 50 Father John’s Lane, Lafayette, NJ 07848. Online condolences may be offered at

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Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Saturday, March 9, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Saturday, March 9, 2019
4:00 PM

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