Deborah Schlein


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, December 21, 2023
Abriola Parkview Funeral Home
419 White Plains Rd.
Trumbull, Connecticut, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 am
Friday, December 22, 2023
St. James Church
2110 Main St.
Stratford, Connecticut, United States

Final Resting Place

12:00 pm
Friday, December 22, 2023
Oak Lawn Cemetery
1530 Bronson Rd.
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

Memorial Contributions

Ronald McDonald House 860 Howard Ave. New Haven, CT 06519 or Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation 74 Batterson Park Rd. Farmington, CT 06032

Obituary of Deborah Ellen Schlein

Deborah Ellen “Debbie” (Dinan) Schlein, age 79, of Fairfield passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Dr. Allen Schlein. Born in Bridgeport on November 9, 1944, she was a daughter of the late Dr. H. Philip Dinan Jr. and Dorothy (Flanagan) Dinan.


A graduate of St. James Elementary School in Stratford and Laurelton Hall in 1962, Debbie later attended the Bridgeport Hospital School of X-Ray Technology before beginning her long career as an X-Ray Technician at Orthopaedic Surgery Associates for over 50 years. She was a longtime member of the Board of Regional Networks and Black Rock Yacht Club where she built many friendships along the way. Debbie enjoyed cooking for others and loved to host parties and holidays. She traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States with her husband, family and friends.


Her greatest enjoyment however was found in the time spent surrounded by her family, especially her grandchildren, whom she adored above all else. A loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend of many. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.


In addition to her beloved husband Allen of 47 years, survivors include her devoted children, Philip Pasmeg, wife Seri of Fairfield, Beth Smith, husband Mel of West Virginia, Nathaniel (Ben) Schlein of Bridgeport, Adam Schlein, wife Taryn of Milford and her grandchildren, Kelsea Blevins of Kentucky, Philip, Parker and Peyton Pasmeg of Fairfield, and Samuel and Max Schlein of Milford, her great grandchildren, Serenity and Jaxon Blevins of Kentucky, her siblings, Carol Young of Bridgeport, Bill Gregory of Melbourne, FL, Patti Prusaski and her husband Barney of Satellite Beach, FL, Kathy Ahlberg and her husband Atty. Kurt of Stratford, and Buddy Dinan of Stratford, as well as many special nieces and nephews.


Debbie is predeceased by her sister MaryLou Catalano, and husband Hugh, her father’s second wife Pat (Ahma) Dinan, and sister Nancy Esposito.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 22, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. in St. James Church, 2070 Main St., Stratford. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Fairfield. Friends may greet the family on Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Rd., Trumbull.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 860 Howard Ave., New Haven, CT 06519 or Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 74 Batterson Park Rd., Farmington, CT 06032. To leave an online condolence, please visit us at


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