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Debora Francis Romano-Connors
February 13, 1958 ~ January 23, 2024 (age 65) 65 Years Old
Debora Francis Romano-Connors, 65, of Hebron, passed away at her home on Tuesday, January 23, 2024. Born February 13, 1958, in Hartford, CT to Marie Anne (Jalbert) Romano and the late Frank Romano. Debora was a 1980 graduate of the University of Connecticut and returned to school later in life to earn her Master’s degree in Organizational Management from Eastern Connecticut State University. She married her husband, Bill Connors in 1979 and raised their three children in Hebron CT. Debora was an IT professional for almost 40 years who worked tirelessly to support her family and create a strong foundation for her children. She worked at the Travelers Insurance company, the State of Connecticut University system and UConn for the majority of her career. She was a devout christian and lifelong member of the Catholic church. She belonged to the Legion of Mary at St. Andrew's church in Colchester. A favorite passion was to distribute Miraculous Medals of St. Mary throughout Eastern Connecticut. Debora loved the beach in Old Lyme, CT where she spent her summers as a child and every moment she could as an adult. She was a skilled writer and loved education, reading, china dish patterns, art, language, flowers, herbs, birds, her cats, and her home. Debora’s greatest love was her family. Her family was her crowning achievement and the recent addition of her grandson brought her immense joy. She is survived by her faithful husband of 44 years, Bill Connors and her three children - Jonathan and his wife Jamie Hancock of Brooklyn, NY, Julianna of Brooklyn, NY, and Geoffrey and girlfriend Brittany of Branford. She is also survived by her grandson Isaac Taylor and her siblings, Brenda and John Amato of Portland, Lynne Romano of Columbia, Laurie and Jason Hunniford of Hebron, Frank and Christine Romano of Scandia, MN and numerous other extended family and friends, especially her close-knit circle of friends from high school who gathered monthly for 50 years. Debora was predeceased by her father Frank Romano. Calling hours will be held on Monday, January 29, 2024, from 4 to 6 PM at the AuroraMcCarthy Funeral Home 167 Old Hartford Rd, Colchester, CT 06415. A memorial mass will take place two days later, on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at 10 AM at St. Patrick's Cathedral 213 Broadway, Norwich, CT 06360 followed by interment in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Norwich. Memorial donations may be made in Debora’s name to American Heart Association.