Deborah Hancock Edler

Deborah Hancock Edler, 66, of Island Heights, NJ died March 22, 2017, of a ruptured brain aneurysm. Debbie was a devoted wife and mother, and is survived by her husband, Bill, to whom she was married for 45 years, and their children, daughter Anne Edler Yung of Santa Clara, CA, and son Taylor Edler of Salem, NH. Debbie and Bill spent 35 years in Merrimack, NH, before moving to NJ to provide elder care for Bill’s father Arthur Edler, age 94. Debbie is also survived by her father David C. Hancock of Daytona, FL, and her siblings, Amy Ziminsky of Mason, NH, Susan Hale of Plaistow, NH, and David A. Hancock of Portsmouth, NH. She was predeceased by her mother, Barbara (Rundlet) Hancock.

Debbie is best known for the love and care that she gave in her raising of children, both her own children, Anne and Taylor, and in the children that she “raised” in her home-based Edler Day Care, which she did for 25 years. Debbie also acted as a teacher aid in public schools in Merrimack and Hollis, NH. Debbie enjoyed cooking/baking, photography, crafts, home repair, reading, and especially her grandchildren. Debbie was active in church as a worship leader and as a strong alto in the choir. Debbie influenced many young (and old) minds during her lifetime, and she will be dearly missed.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours at the Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack on Friday March 31st from 5 – 8 PM. A memorial service will be held at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 16 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack on Saturday April 1st at 12 Noon.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to American Heart Association in Debbie’s name, per the following instructions. Either make a donation online, by visiting our fund website: , or mail a donation: by making a check payable to the American Heart/American Stroke Association Mail to: William Edler PO Box 1166 Island Heights, NJ 08732-1166

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