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Deborah Ellen “Debby” Groves, 58, of Friendship died Nov. 12, 2012, at her residence.

She was born Sept. 10, 1954, in Washington, D.C., to Carl and Mary Ellen (Mazzulo) Baldwin.

She was raised in Prince George’s County and attended Catholic schools. She spent most of her life in Prince George’s County, and she was employed for 27 years as a deli clerk at Giant Food stores. She lived in Friendship for the past 12 years and most recently worked at the Giant in Dunkirk until retiring due to illness. In her leisure time, she enjoyed antiques, yard sales, craft work and spending time with her family. She was a kind and giving soul. She spent her life looking out for others. Her son was her most prized treasure, and they shared a unique and loving relationship. Not only were they mother and son, but they were also best friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister; and two brothers.

She is survived by her son, Ernest F. “Ernie” Groves and his wife, Melissa, of Friendship; two sisters; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today, Nov. 16, at Rausch Funeral Home in Owings.

A celebration of her life will be held by her family at a later date.

Interment will be private.