Denise Marie Borrs

October 19, 1984February 10, 2020
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Denise Marie Borrs, age 35 of Monroe, CT entered eternal peace after battling breast cancer, on February 10, 2020, surrounded by her family.

She was born in Bridgeport, CT and grew up in Monroe, CT. She was a student at Special Needs Center, Monroe Elementary, Fawn Hollow, Chalk Hill and finally exited Masuk High School in 2006. Denise loved school, going on field trips, attending concerts, selling baked goods on the “coffee cart”, and best of all, going to the prom. She also enjoyed attending sporting events, family vacations to Disney World and all the fun neighborhood get-togethers. She had a love for music and a smile that could light up a room.

She was such a strong person, impacting so many lives, just by being herself. Many happy memories were made over the years thanks to all her family, friends, caregivers, school personnel and all who loved Denise throughout her life.

Denise was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Edward and Emma Simmons, and her paternal grandparents, Robert and Ann Borrs. She is survived by her parents, Richard and Kathleen Borrs, brother Robert Borrs, sister Karen Rivers, brother-in-law Michael Rivers, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Friday, February 14, 2020 from 4:00pm– 8:00pm at the Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 10:00am at St. Jude Parish Church, 707 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT. Burial to immediately follow at St. John’s Cemetery, 500 Moose Hill Rd, Monroe, CT. In Denise’s honor, donations may be made to Connecticut Hospice of Branford, CT, Norma Pfriem Breast Center in Trumbull, CT or any charity of your choice.


  • Visitation Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Burial Saturday, February 15, 2020


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Lisa Grover

February 14, 2020

It’s so very appropriate that we all come together to celebrate Denise’s life on Valentine’s Day since she inspired nothing but love. Her family and friends gave her the best life they could because of love and she is at peace now with loved ones who passed before her because of Jesus’ love. God Bless Denise!

Donna Spiegel

February 13, 2020

Denise has now received her Angel wings! 👼🏻
Throughout her life, my daughter and I gathered with her extended family on occasion and Denise always shared a warm smile! She will never be forgotten and now is eternally at Peace!
God Bless You Denise!
you’re family is in my prayers

Love- Donna and Aimee Spiegel

Gloria MacDonald

February 13, 2020

I had the pleasure of working with Denise when she was a student at Fawn Hollow. We shared a love of chocolate and would laugh about when she would convince her mother that chocolate donuts were a good choice for breakfast. I will miss her big smile and how hard she worked to show us how smart she was.

Morgan & Steve Zazuri

February 12, 2020

Steve and I are so lucky to have had so many years with Denise in our lives. Me, the last 4. Steve, as long as he can remember. Each neighborhood gathering: A birthday - football Sunday - or just because, seeing Denise & her big smile could (and always did) brighten our day. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and your family as we celebrate the beautiful life of Denise! ❤️

Kimm Franco

February 11, 2020

We are so fortunate to have known Denise, she touched our hearts from the moment we first met roughly 14 years ago. We will always remember her great big smile and admire her amazing strength and presence! Truly an angel. We will miss her and cherish the wonderful memories we have! ❤️ Kimm/Dave

Joanne Basiuk

February 11, 2020

Always remember Denise ‘s smile. I enjoyed cutting her hair and especially her wonderful party over this summer. Denise has made a positive impact on my life. She will always be in my heart. She is one of God’s angels.Love you ,Joanne

MaryAnn Sarzynski

February 11, 2020

So very sad to hear about Denise. I always remember her smiling when at Fawn Hollow with her and her friends...Justin W., Justin E., Monica and Blake and Denise and all of us who loved her. Sending prayers and hugs to your family. Another little angel has joined God's Angels in Heaven.