Debra D White, 59 of South Windsor, passed on March 28th to her home in heaven 3 short months after diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme stage 4 brain cancer.
While Debbie was in grade school the family moved from Wethersfield to Marlborough and she graduated RHAM High School in 1976. She went on to attend Manchester Community College. She was an accomplished artist working in silver jewelry, painting on tin and wood, and worked a few years in Charlemont MA for New England renowned artist Jean Dewey. She returned to Connecticut and worked for Fotomat Corp where she met the love of her life Ian White. She was employed many years at JC Penney Distribution Center and then Scotts Orchard and Nursery.
Deb had a love for nature and the ocean; antiquing and gardening were her favorite pastimes. She & Ian spent time at their cabin in North Dartmouth MA and family home on Fripp Island SC. Debra was a spiritual person and belonged to the Church of the Living God of Manchester, where she & Ian were very devoted to Isaiah 58 street ministry and regular volunteers for countless years to their Saturday afternoon program to provide hot meals to those in need.
Debra was predeceased by her beloved husband Ian of 25 years and parents Edgar & Patricia Clark. She leaves behind in deep sorrow sisters Linda Tedeschi of Wethersfield, Donna (Romuald) Flieger of Palm Coast FL, Sandra (Gary) Zawistowski of East Haddam, and Riva Clark of Marlborough, nephews Joseph and Matthew Tedeschi of Wethersfield, niece Amber Zawistowski and her fiancé Brett Gallitto and precious grandniece Brianna Gallitto of Middletown, step-son Austin White of Pompano Beach FL, sister-in-law Vivian Carrier of Fripp Island, SC and dear family relative Elizabeth Robinson of Palm Coast FL, half-nephew Dennis Zawistowski of Colchester, cousins, friends and especially close friends Billy Gagne and Sandy Griffin. The family extends their thank you the staff at Marlborough Healthcare and Masonic Hospice for their care during her last months.
Calling hours begin at 1 pm and memorial service at 2 pm on Saturday, April 28th at the Church of the Living God, 199 Deming St, Manchester. A private family burial is planned. Memorial donations may be made to Isaiah 58 Outreach, 414 Tater Hill Rd, East Haddam CT 06423. To extend online condolences and or share a memory please visit www.farleysullivan.com.