Debra Ann (Silva) Langevin, 57, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Saturday February 6, 2021. She was the wife of the late Roland W. Langevin before his passing in 2011.
Born in Providence, RI, she was the daughter of the late Amelia (Rodrigues) and the late Clarence V. Silva.
Debi grew up in Bristol, Rhode Island. She attended St. Elizabeth’s Catholic School as a child. Through her childhood and early adulthood, she could be found waiting tables at her family’s restaurant, The Towne Coffee Shoppe, in Bristol. In 1978, she married Anthony Marc Moore. In March 1979, she gave birth to her oldest, Kimberly Ann. In 1982, she and her family moved to their new home in Warren. In 1983, she obtained her GED from Warren High School. In April 1984, she gave her birth to her youngest, Anthony Marc Moore Jr.
While putting herself through nursing school at the Community College of Rhode Island, she waited tables at Pub Dennis in Warren. From 1989-1992, she worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant in the Emergency Department at Cranston General Osteopathic Hospital in Cranston, RI. In 1991, her family separated. Debi and her children moved back to her hometown.
In 1991, Debi met Roland W. Langevin, while they were both working at Cranston General Osteopathic Hospital. It was love at first sight for this very odd couple. He was 6”11’ and she was 5”2’, on a good day. Debi graduated as a Licensed Practical Nurse from the Community College of Rhode Island in July 1993. In September 1993, Debi and Roland were married at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada. In October 1993, Debi, Roland, and her two children moved to Riverside, RI.
In 1996, Debi, Roland, and her youngest headed out west for their move to Phoenix, Arizona. While living in Arizona, Debi worked for Scottsdale Healthcare North, where she won Nurse of the Year in 2000. She lived in Arizona from 1996-2005. While living in Arizona, Debi and her husband found a new pastime, motorcycles. Debi loved to go on long motorcycles rides with her husband. These trips included several trips to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Black Hills, South Dakota, and Seattle. In fact, they traveled cross country on their motorcycle on 3 separate occasions. Fellow motorcycle riders gave them the nickname “Too Tall and Too Small”.
In 2005, she moved to Jersey City, New Jersey. Shortly after seeing the destruction from Hurricane Katrina, Debi headed south to Mississippi with a group of volunteer nurses to provide medical care to those who needed it the most. While living in Jersey City, she worked at Pathways to Housing in Harlem, NY, provided nursing care to those who were living with mental illness and homelessness.
In 2009, Debi and her husband headed back to Phoenix, Arizona. After the unexpected loss of her husband in 2011, Debi moved back to Rhode Island.
Debi will be remembered for many things. There was the special laugh that she had when she would speak with her older sister, Donna, on the phone. Debi grew up watching Days of Our Lives with her mother and continued this tradition by also watching with her daughter. Debi’s favorite movie was “The Wizard of Oz”. She loved it so much that she would wake her children up in the middle of the night to watch it with her. This movie has become one of their favorites as well due to the happy memories it holds. Debi loved music. She cleaned to it, danced to it, and even cried to it. Her favorite song was “Joy to the World” by Three Dog Night. Lastly, Debi will be remembered for her love of animals and was likely greeted by numerous animals on the other side of the rainbow bridge.
Debra is survived by her children: Kimberly A. Moore and Anthony M. Moore, Jr. (Stephen). She also leaves behind her siblings: Donna M. Castigliego (Michael), Gary Silva (Denise), Richard Silva (Nancy). Her memory will be cherished by all who knew her.
In death, Debra is reunited with her husband Roland and her parents.
Due to Covid restrictions, a Celebration of Debi’s Life will held in the Spring for her family and friends.
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