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Obituary for Debra A. Gifford (Gifford)

Debra Ann Gifford, 57, of Windsor Locks, passed away peacefully on October 13, 2020 after a long courageous battle with cancer. Daughter of the late William J and Pauline (Gauthier) Gifford, she was born on December 6, 1962. She was a lifelong resident of Windsor Locks and worked as an assistant assessor in the town hall for many years. In addition to working as assistant assessor, she worked part-time as a bartender at the Italian American Club where she made many friends and memories. Debbie was an avid basketball fan and she got a lot of joy from watching the UCONN Huskies and ECSU basketball teams. Anyone who had a conversation with Debra knew how proud she was of her 4 children, whom she is survived by, Rebecca Whiteley of Somers, and Tyler Johnson, Brittany Whiteley, and Nicole Johnson, all of Windsor Locks; and her 7 grandchildren, Mallory, Breanna, Olivia, Lukas, Genevieve, Benjamin, and Archer. She is also survived by her brother, Jeffrey Gifford and his wife Christine; her stepmother, Sandra Gifford; her sisters, Valerie Brangan and her husband Timothy, and Dawn Sopelak and her husband Jim, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Marc Gifford.
Her family will receive relatives and friends on Monday, October 19, 2020 from 4 to 7 pm at the Windsor Locks Funeral Home, 441 Spring St, Windsor Locks. Services and burial will be private. For online condolences, please visit