Debra Ann Cortez

Debbie CortezDebra Ann (Siegel) Cortez, 54, of Danbury, died on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at John Dempsey Hospital-UConn Medical Center, Farmington, CT.

Debra Ann was born in Yonkers, NY, August 15, 1963, daughter of James and Diane (Aloia) Siegel of Lady Lakes, FL, formerly of Westchester County, NY. She attended Yonkers and Ossining schools and graduated from Ossining High School with the Class of 1981. She then attended and graduated from the Katharine Gibbs School of New York City.

She was employed with Deloitte for the past ten years based in Stamford, CT as a Talent Coordinator. She had previously been employed with the Seagram Company and Siemen Precision.

Debra Ann was an advocate of animal rescue and was active with Champion Pet Rescue of Southbury, CT. She enjoyed dancing, nature, hiking, culinary art and most especially enjoyed time spent with her family and friends.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Brookfield.

In addition to her parents, Debra Ann is survived by a daughter, April Stone of Torrington, CT and by a son, Benjamin Cortez of Danbury.

She was predeceased by a brother, James M. Siegel Jr.

Funeral services will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 174 Whisconier Road, Brookfield with Rev. Joseph Shepley, Rector officiating.  Interment will be private.  The family will receive friends in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 5 pm to 7 pm.


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