Deborah Smith Nilson

Deborah S. Nilson, 62, of Ridgefield, died on Friday afternoon, October 10, 2008 at Norwalk Hospital after being stricken ill at work.  She suffered an apparent heart attack.
Deborah was born in Wilmington, DE, August 1, 1946, daughter of Charles M. and Marilyn (Swope) Smith.  She moved with her family to Darien, attended Darien schools, graduated from Briarcliff College of Briarcliff, NY where she attained her Bachelors of Science degree and later Western Connecticut State University attaining her Masters of Business Administration.
At the time of her passing, Deborah was an accountant with General Electric Real Estate Financial based in Norwalk.
A resident of Ridgefield since 1974 coming from Stamford, she was active in the Ridgefield community as well as the area.  She was a member of the Amos House of Danbury and served on its board of directors, a member of the Jaycee Woman, the League of Woman Voters, Meals on Wheels, ABC (A Better Chance) and SCORE(Counselors to America’s Small Business).  She was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church of Ridgefield where she served on the Vestry, an Acolyte as well as many church committees.
Deborah is survived by a son; Matthew C. Nilson of Ridgefield, her step-mother; Barbara G. Smith of Florida,  a sister;  Christina “Tina” Moore of Upper Lake, CA, a step-sister; Nora B. Tobin of Ridgefield, a step-brother; Steven Goodhue of Australia and a grandson; Luke Nilson.
In addition to her parents, Deborah was predeceased by a son; U.S.M.C. Capt. Erik T. Nilson.
Memorial Services will take place on Saturday, October 18th at 11AM in St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 351 Main Street, Ridgefield with the Rev. Mark Delcuze, Rector, officiating.
Interment will follow in the Crypt of St. Stephen’s Church.
The family will receive friends in North Hall of St. Stephen’s Church following the service.
Memorial contributions to Amos House, Post Office Box 509, Danbury, CT 06813 would be appreciated.

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