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Deborah J. Fawcett

July 16, 1957 ~ August 4, 2018 (age 61)

Deborah Jean (Rickis) Fawcett left this world unexpectedly on Saturday, August 4, 2018 and is now by the side of her husband Thomas, who passed May 3, 2015.

Deborah was born July 16, 1957 to Janice (Rickis) Karlonas of Bristol and the late Albert S. Rickis. She is survived by her children, Jason Fawcett, Jerrie Lynn Fawcett of FL, Terri Fawcett of Bristol, Tina Fawcett of PA; grandson and love of her life, Nolan Fawcett of Bristol; siblings Cynthia Rickis of Pearl MS, Antoinette Hetherman of Wethersfield, Matthew Rickis of Hurtsboro, AL and many cousins and other members of the Fawcett family. These last 2 years she has been a beloved, adoring, and devoted grandmother to her precious Nolan, who loved and adored her.

Deborah attended schools in Bristol, graduating from Bristol Eastern High School class of 1975. She danced beautifully as part of Bristol Ballet Co., and also performed a ballet and dance during the Mum Festival at Minor Farm in Bristol. She loved her New Balance sneakers, and loved to run or walk for miles. Deb had a great sense of humor. She was skilled in all aspects of knitting and crocheting after originally learning the craft from her grandmothers. She also loved reading, and going to rock concerts with her late husband Tom; enjoyed working at and was a valued employee of The Centennial Inn Hotel for many years. Deb was loved very much and will be sorely missed. Rest in Peace.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Cemetery, 522 Terryville Ave., Bristol. Those wishing to attend are asked to go directly to the cemetery. 

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