Debra J. Oliva

June 17, 1954August 31, 2018

Debra (Triggs) Oliva, 64, of South Windsor and formerly of East Hartford, loving wife of 36 years of Marc L. Oliva, peacefully entered into eternal rest with her caring family by her side on Friday, August 31, 2018 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford on June 17, 1954, a daughter of the late Robert E. and Pauline C. (Miron) Triggs, she had resided in East Hartford for most of her life prior to moving to South Windsor in 1995. Debra was a graduate of East Catholic High School in Manchester, Class of 1972 and Manchester Community College where she earned her Associates Degree. She was employed as a Saleswoman for many years in the greater Hartford area by Jafra Cosmetics. Debra truly enjoyed volunteering at the former Penny Saver Thrift Store in Manchester. She loved playing cards especially at the South Windsor Senior Center on Mondays and was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox. Most of all, Debra was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who cherished spending time with her family, especially on weekends and holidays. In addition to her beloved husband Marc, Debra is survived by a daughter, Jessica Lototski and her husband, Matt, of Granby; a son, Justin Oliva of South Windsor; and two adored grandchildren, Nora and Kyle Lototski both of Granby. She also leaves a brother, Robert Triggs and his wife, Ann, of Vernon; two sisters, Susan Granatek and her husband, Richard, of Marlborough, Kathy Triggs of Manchester; two brothers-in-law, Nicholas Oliva and his wife, Veda, of Wethersfield, Richard Oliva and his wife, Pamela, of Vernon; two sisters-in-law, Maryann Leone of East Hartford, Sheryl Oliva of Los Angeles, CA; an aunt, Jeanne McCarthy and her husband, Richard of East Hartford and their son Richard and his family; a special niece/goddaughter, Sarah Wilbur of Manchester; two close friends, Pat Newton of Vernon, Dea Collins of East Hartford; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and dear friends. Along with her parents, Debra was predeceased by a sister, Judy Arthofer of Enfield.

Funeral service will be Friday (September 7th) at 8:50 a.m. from the D’ESOPO-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 673 Ellington Road, South Windsor. Burial will follow in East Hartford. Debra’s family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday (September 6th) from 4 – 7 p.m. at the funeral home chapel. Memorial contributions in Debra’s name may be made to a favorite charity of the donor’s choice. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit


  • Public Visitation Thursday, September 6, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, September 7, 2018

Debra J. Oliva

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Karen Gale

September 11, 2018

With shared sorrow for your loss, Marc, Jess and Justin, I find comfort in remembering Deb and our friendship as front door to back door neighbors. The pool games, Christmas cookie baking and sharing, and the many visits on your deck or our front porch to talk. I will remember her sweet laugh and constant desire to be intently interested in all our lives. My heart goes out to you. May you cherish and remember the good times.


September 6, 2018

Mark and family,
We are so sorry we cannot be there for you but please know that we are thinking of you. Love, Bruce and Wendy

Michael Batignani

September 4, 2018

Marc, Jessica & Justin, I was just informed from Ali, please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. I still hold fond memories of us all getting together especially since Alison and Jessica were born the same year, and how wonderful it is that they still stay in contact with one another. I cannot make the services, but will be there is spirit, and all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Love you! Uncle Mike