Debora Lee Pitz

July 23, 1955June 7, 2018

Debora Pitz, 62, of East Hartford, CT passed away June 7, 2018 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Debora was born in Manchester, CT to Robert and Joanne Pitz. Debora graduated from Manchester High school and went on to Northeastern University to become a dental assistant. She decided it wasn’t for her and ended up working for Capital Liquor where she shined. She then began working for Brescome Barton where she became one of the first women working as a sales person. She worked there for many years until her MS forced her to retire. Even while suffering from MS she still maintained her happy disposition and always had a smile on her face. Debora went through a lot but still maintained a positive personality. Debora’s contagious smile will be remembered by her mother Joanne Pitz, her sister Catherine and husband Bobby Leighton, her niece and nephew Ashley and Matthew Leighton, and her caregivers Sheri (Auntie), Kristy and Steven. She joined her father Robert Pitz and her husband James Koop in their enteral rest. A tribute to Debora’s life will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday June 23, 2018 at Newkirk and Whitney Funeral Home 318 Burnside Ave. East Hartford, CT 06108. Visitation will be the same day starting at 10:00 AM. If you wish to donate in Debora’s name please consider the Multiple Sclerosis Society To leave an online condolence please visit


  • Robert Pitz, Father
  • Joanne Pitz, Mother
  • James Koop, Husband
  • Catherine and Bobby Leighton, Sister and Husband
  • Ashley Leighton, Niece
  • Matthew Leighton, Nephew
  • Sheri ., Caregiver (Auntie)
  • Kristy ., Caregiver
  • Steven ., Caregiver


  • Calling Hours Saturday, June 23, 2018

Debora Lee Pitz

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Patty Barton

June 23, 2018

When Mike and I got home from the service and gathering today, the first thing I remembered was when Debi started having difficulty walking, Jim would bring her over and carry her up the 2 flights of stairs to come into our house. I could close my eyes and see it happening. I promise to never forget her laugh which was infectious, her sense of humor and her friendship. She brought light, love and laughter to her family and friends, and I'm sure to her customers, too. Bless you Debi, we love you! We will always treasure the memories, Patty & Mike Barton

Carol Brown

June 22, 2018

To the Family
Bob and I would like to give our condolence to Debbie family, I knew all of her family since 1965 working at Capitol Liquors , what a joy it was to work with her and with her wonderful personality she out did herself as being the best sales women any company could have. Debbie was determined to worked for her customer to the bitter end when MS took over, she will be miss very much. Our prayers go out to Joanne and her family.
Much love
Bob and Carol Brown
Leesburg, Florida

Terrence Nolan

June 20, 2018

Here in California, I was saddened by the news of Deb's passing. Although it has been many years since our last visit, her picture made it seem like yesterday. My condolences to her friends and family. Be at peace.