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880 Hopmeadow Street
P.O. Box 335
Simsbury, CT 06070
Phone: 860-658-7613
Fax: 860-651-0476
Deborah Yurko

Deborah Susan Yurko (Welwood)

January 9, 1951 - May 2, 2019
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Deborah Susan (Welwood) Yurko, 68, of Simsbury, beloved wife of Robert A. Yurko, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Hartford Hospital. She was born January 9, 1951 in Norwich, daughter of the late Robert Henry and Jeni (Broman) Welwood. She lived in North Stonington and West Hartford prior to moving to Simsbury where she resided for many years. Deborah was a graduate of the University of Connecticut, and earned her Masters Degree from the University of Southern Connecticut. Mrs. Yurko was a Speech Pathologist with the Hartford School District for many years, most recently at Burns Elementary School. She was a member of Simsbury Light Opera, and a talented video director. Deborah enjoyed spending time with her family, painting, was a fan of the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots and NASCAR Racing, especially Dale, Jr. She loved animals and spending time with her pets. Deborah was a former member of the Loomis Chaffee Alumni Board of Directors.

In addition to her husband of 26 years, she is survived by her son, Christopher Yurko and wife Kate of Arizona; her grandchildren, Lily, Reese and Aubrey Yurko; her sister, Martha Diffenderffer, and husband Edward of Canton and extended family.

Her family will receive friends at the Vincent Funeral Home, 880 Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury on Thursday, May 9th from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 10th at 10:30 a.m. in Fairview Cemetery, 200 Whitman Avenue, West Hartford.
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  • Visitation

    May 9, 2019 | 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    May 9, 2019 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Vincent Funeral Home - Simsbury
    880 Hopmeadow Street
    Simsbury, CT 06070
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  • Service

    May 10, 2019 | 10:30am
    May 10, 2019 10:30am
    Fairview Cemetery
    200 Whitman Avenue
    W Hartford, CT 06107
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  • Interment

    Fairview Cemetery
    200 Whitman Avenue
    W Hartford, CT 06107
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Burns Family

Posted at 06:38am
Deb Yurko will remain in our hearts forever.
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Corey J. Pelcher

Posted at 08:37pm
I offer my sincerest condolences to Bob and Christopher. I grew up with her son Christopher and naturally from all the sports and school activities our family became friends and not to soon after she became a second mother to me. I never would of expected this and it was far too soon. Deb, you were a such a great mentor to me offering me years of great advice and guidance through adulthood. You were a caring person to me and a great listener when I just needed someone to talk to. You had the heart of a saint and that I will never forget. I never met such a genuine woman as you. You were Bob's anchor and Christopher's guiding light. You will be tremendously missed and never be forgotten. You were always family to me and never just a friend. I will look out for Bob in your absence and visit him as often as I can. God Bless and may you forever rest in peace.

Jennifer Hagemoser

Posted at 02:44pm
I had the esteem pleasure of working with Deb over the last 5 years. She will be missed and always remembered as an amazing friend, colleague and therapist. Sincerely, Jennifer Hagemoser (CBS Therapy)

Michael Churilla

Posted at 01:48pm
Deb was a special person. Always a smile on her face and very pleasant to be around. Bob, please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Mike and Juanita Churilla

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Posted at 01:42pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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