Deborah M Maher | 1939 - 2013 | Obituary

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Deborah M Maher

Born: May 26, 1939
Died: June 16, 2013

The Celebration of Life for Deborah Covener Maher will be Saturday, August 24, 2pm at the Prallsville Mill, Route 29(River Road) Stockton NJ 08559.

Deborah at the age of 74 died Sunday June 16, 2013, at her home with her immediate family by her side. Born in Philadelphia, Deborah had lived in Titusville for the past forty years.

She was a world class Opera Singer having sung with the Vienna State Opera, and had performed at Lincoln Center. For many years she was an accomplished artist and voice teacher at her studios in Titusville and in New York City. A Patron of the Arts, she was an inspiration and a sponsor to undiscovered talent. She is accredited with co-forming “The Opera Project” located in Lambertville.

Deborah was the Jewish Community Center’s Cultural Arts Director in Ewing where she co-founded the Carousel program for teens and young adults with special needs, and starred in the HBO special, Apple Dreamers. For nearly forty years she sang the “National Anthem” and “God Bless America” for the Titusville 4th of July Parade and was once recognized as the Parade’s Guest of Honor.

Deborah was a graduate from Trenton State College with a degree in speech therapy. She attended the Academy of Vocal Arts, Julliard, Curtis institute of Music, and University of California Berkeley music school. Daughter of the late Max and Sylvia Covener, widow of Peter Paul Maher, she is survived by one son, Seth and his fiancé Ali, one brother Stanford, her grandsons, Shane and Brendan, her granddaughter Dewina, great granddaughter Eliana, two step sons Paul and Sean, her partner Fred Cushman, beloved extended family and countless friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to “The Opera Project” at

Join us for a Celebration of Deborah Maher
Saturday, August 24, 2pm
Prallsville Mill Route 29(River Road) Stockton NJ 08559
(Air conditioning, wheel chair access, restrooms available at ground level)

Use your GPS to take you to Stockton NJ(08559), a one-street town on the Delaware River 3 miles north of Lambertville/New Hope.
Heading north on Route 29 (River Road) through Stockton, pass the Stockton Inn, then bear left at the fork.
Still on Route 29, ½ mile straight ahead is the Prallsville Mill at the sharp bend in the road.

2 PM - Social Wine, soft drinks, snacks, good company.

If you have any pictures of Deborah that you would like to display, bring them.

2:30 - PM Testimonials/Songs/Tributes
Anyone who wishes to speak or sing is welcome to participate, but… we ask that you consciously limit your presentation to no more than 3-5 minutes.

Afterwards, people are invited to continue socializing, eating & drinking.


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