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Deborah Brochu

January 4, 1963 - February 11, 2023

Burial Date January 22, 2023

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Deborah Brochu

Groton — Deborah Ann “Deb” Brochu, 60 years young, of Groton, entered eternal life Jan. 11, 2023, in her home. She was born Jan. 4, 1963, in Norfolk, Va., as the daughter of the late Frank and Rose (Roderick) Warner.
Moving to Stonington at an early age, she attended local schools and graduated from Stonington High School. She was united in marriage June 27, 1992, in Groton, to her husband of 30 memorable years, Russell Brochu who survives her.
Deborah was a true journeywoman within the industries of cuisine and hospitality. From managing Boomer’s cafè and the many hats she wore at Norm’s Diner, to ultimately boot, scoot and boogying towards new careers throughout her years. Through it all, Deb continued doing what she knew best — how to bring joy to others. With that mission, her career in cuisine remained, from working on the Naval Sub Base, helping to feed and support the brave men and women defending our country, to becoming the chef supervisor within Apple Rehab for many years, where Deb yet again made a living out of helping those who cannot help themselves, dedicating her time and love to the elderly. Above all, Deb was a homemaker and a caretaker; she worked because it kept food on the table and a roof over head, but what meant most to her was her family.
In addition to many of her nine siblings: Eugene, Ellie, Sissy, Tommy, Charlie, Roger, Walter, Douglas and Johnathan, she is survived by her husband Russell; her two sons, Hunter and Benjamin; and the many, many loved ones who passed through her doors to welcoming arms until the day she passed peacefully. Whether you knew her as the love of your life, “mudder,” “masha,” “Mcdeb,” “Debbie Annie” or the rare “Mrs. Brochu,” love and care were constant until the day she gained her wings.
A Celebration of Life will be held at noon Sunday, Jan. 22, at the Groton Elk’s, 700 Shennescossett Road, Groton, where all are welcome to come and share in the joy she brought to her community and remember the greatness she brought to all who crossed her path. The family asks that you please bring nothing other than the memories cherished. The Impellitteri-Malia Funeral home 84 Montauk Ave., New London, has been entrusted with her care.


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