Deborah Ann Mitchell, 60, of Windsor, and formerly of Colchester, passed away at home on March 11, 2021. Born January 18, 1961 in New Haven; she was the daughter of the late Elijah and Geraldine (Hill) Gibson. Deborah grew up in Colchester and was a 1979 high school graduate of Bacon Academy and attended Southern Connecticut State University for a brief time after high school. She spent her younger years working at S&S World Wide in Colchester during the 1970’s, she then went on to work at the United States Post Office in Bloomfield during the early 2000’s. Deborah was a loving mother; there was nothing she wouldn’t do for her family and children. Her sons recount how she would work so hard and go out of her way to make Christmas morning a truly special day for them, every year they looked forward to her amazing stocking stuffers that she would gift them. In her spare time Deborah loved to take in the simple pleasures in life, she would often go to Addison Park in Glastonbury and just sit and people watch or relax at home making mix tapes of her favorite shows, and her favorite team the New York Mets, to watch later. Anyone who had the pleasure of meeting her will always remember how infectious her smile was; you couldn’t help but smile back while being in her presence. She will be forever loved and missed by her sons Jahmal and Brandon Mitchell, and their father Vaughan Mitchell; her brothers Anthony Gibson and Craig Gibson; and numerous other extended family and friends. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her brothers Alan Gibson, Balery Gibson and Michael Gibson. Walk through calling hours will be held on Thursday, March 18, starting at 10 AM at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd, Colchester, followed by a graveside service at Linwood Cemetery at 12 PM. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made to Deborah’s GoFund me page https://gofund.me/f0483cd7 For online condolences, please visit www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com
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