Deborah A. Stearns passed away unexpectedly on June 16, 2018 in Rutland, VT. She was born August 12, 1963. Deb, a native of Ferrisburgh, graduated from Vergennes Union High School and attended Johnson State. After college, Deb lived in Florida for a time but moved back to Vermont where she worked in Burlington and Middlebury for many years. Deb most enjoyed long walks, bike rides and anytime spent at the beach listening to her favorite music including her longtime favorites, “Lion Sleeps Tonight” by The Tokens, and Hold on by Wilson Phillips. Those who loved Deb will miss her fierce wit, sense of humor and larger than life spirit “sail on silver girl, sail on by, your time has come to shine. All your dreams are on their way”. Deb is survived by her mother Kathleen (McNulla) Stearns, her brother Rick Stearns, brother Robert Stearns and his wife, Michelle, niece Allyson, and nephews Jordan, Jeffery, Tucker and Jack Stearns, and many cousins including her lifetime friend and cousin Kelly, She was predeceased by her father, Sonny Stearns. Deb will be missed. There will be a visiting hour from 5 pm to 6pm on Saturday, June 23 with service immediately following at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes, Vermont.