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Debra Soha

Debra Mary "Debbie" Soha (Plankey)

Monday, July 1st, 1957 - Monday, December 17th, 2018
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Debra “Debbie” Mary Soha, 61, of North Adams, MA, passed peacefully at Massachusetts General Hospital on Monday, December 17, 2018 from long-term illness.
At the time of her passing, she was with her husband James “Jim” Soha of North Adams, her eldest son, Charles Soha of Revere, MA, and her youngest son, Zachary Soha, of North Adams. She leaves behind her mother, Jean Plankey, of North Adams, brother Timothy Plankey of North Adams, and brother Thomas Plankey of Titusville, FL, as well as many in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, and countless friends both near and far. An avid dog lover, she was predeceased by her favorite pets Zabo, Zeke, and most notably –Sneakers. She leaves behind Xander to take care of Jim.
Debbie was born on July 1, 1957 in Adams, MA to Charles N. and Eleanor (Wojcik) Plankey and shared a lifelong special relationship with her aunt Emily (Plankey) Bassett. She attended regional schools, graduating from Drury High School with the class of 1975. After high school, she was a bartender in Adams, MA, where she met her husband James, while also becoming a certified cosmetologist. She then worked at the Pins and Curls Beauty Salon on State Rd.
Debbie’s pride, joy, and only true priority until her passing was being the most loving and available mother possible to her two sons, as evident by her decision to start her own home daycare business in 1990. She cared for countless children from North Adams and Adams and treated them as her own. She served decade –long terms in leadership positions at the Greylock School PTA and Drury High School Band Parents. After retiring from her daycare business in 2001, she worked briefly as a paraprofessional at CT Plunkett Elementary School before finishing her career as a store manager for 12 years at Christopher Banks the Berkshire Mall, where she had a passion for organizing fashion shows.
Debbie took care of everyone she crossed paths with and carried out the works of God that many others often only speak of. To know Debbie is to love Debbie and almost certainly to have been baked for by Debbie. She’s left us too soon, but she both loved others and was loved by others more than anyone could expect in a lifetime twice as long.
FUNERAL NOTICE: Calling hours will be Thursday, December 20, 2018 from 4-7 PM at the Flynn and Dagnoli Funeral Home, CENTRAL CHAPEL 74 Marshall St. North Adams. A celebration of life and Liturgy of Christian Burial will be at St. Elizabeth Parish at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 21. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are welcome to Debbie’s favorite charities: Little Sisters of the Poor, or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in care of the funeral home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 20th, 2018 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, December 20th, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Flynn&Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals Central Chapel
    74 Marshall St.
    NORTH ADAMS, MA 01247
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  • Service

    Friday, December 21st, 2018 | 11:00am
    Friday, December 21st, 2018 11:00am
    St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church
    70 Marshall St.
    NORTH ADAMS, MA 01247
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    Rev. Dariusz Wudarski
  • Interment

    Southview Cemetery
    1075 South Church St.
    NORTH ADAMS, MA 01247
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Lisa Bowen

Posted at 08:41pm
Deb, I will miss you deeply. Your caring and strength have been a blessing to me and your help with my medical issues are greatly appreciated. You always made me feel just like one of the family and I will miss my “sister “ and all our late night text conversations . Prayers and condolences to Jim, Charlie , Zach and Jean. Lisa Bowen


Posted at 07:10pm
To the best Sister a Brother could ask for!! I will miss you more than I can put in words!! The memories I have of you taking your little Brother ME along to Yankee Stadium on many occasions with your group of friends and the Polish Picnics you and Jim took me to!! A lot of sisters might have thought it was more an inconvenience than it was worth!! But not you you were always thinking of others!!! You were there to listen to give support and advice!! I can’t believe your gone!! The only comfort I feel is knowing you are not suffering and in pain anymore. And are in heaven with God and all of Family loved ones and friends that have passed!!! And that someday I will see you again!!! The world was a better place because of you Deb!! I Love You Always And Will Miss you Very much!!! Jim Charlie Zack My Love and Prayers to all of you during this time of sorrow!!! Tom

Posted at 02:03pm
You will forever and always be missed, thank you for being the most amazing and caring aunt ever. Loving me from the time I was little and always being there if I needed you. I cannot express enough how much you are loved, I’m so sorry to my cousins and uncle for their loss I love you all. Your neice & cousin Alyssa (Plankey) Aument

Posted at 05:50pm
May she be at peace now with no more illness. May she rest in the comfort of the Lord's arms. Paula & Joe Durwin

Jack Keating

Posted at 04:30pm
So sorry for your loss, Deb was always a good friend. Jack Keating

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