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In Memory of Deborah I. Deneau


11AM - 12PM Monday, December 29, 2014 at Tufano's in Chicago, IL

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12PM Monday, December 29, 2014 at Tufano's in Chicago, IL

Deborah Irene Deneau, age 62 of New Port Richey, FL, formerly Chicago, IL, passed away peacefully on December 18, 2014, surrounded by her family.

Deborah was born June 3, 1952 in Chicago, IL to Robert and Mary (Jacobsen) Manhatton. She was raised in Chicago, attending grade school at St. Denis Elementary and graduating from Bogan High School in 1970. After graduating, Deborah worked for Leavitt Tube where she met the love of her life, Edward Deneau, at the company Christmas party. On July 18, 1980, she was united in marriage to Edward in Palos Heights, IL. Their marriage was blessed with three daughters: Amanda, Nicole, and Erin. Upon Edward’s retirement, the couple moved to New Port Richey, FL.

Deborah had a heart of gold, always doing things for others. Everyone was always happy, fed and comfortable with her around. Her contagious laugh and witty sense of humor was enjoyed by all. Deborah loved her family more than words can express, especially her grandchildren, who she was keen on spoiling rotten. She liked to read and bake; Deborah was known for her orange bread, cream cheese pound cake and marble squares. Her girls also considered her a professional shopper, always finding the best deals in town.

Deborah will remain in the hearts of her husband, Edward; daughters, Amanda (Mike) Wynne, Nicole (Ian) Hessels, and Erin (Kevin) Desimonde; grandchildren, Gavin and Fiona Wynne and Bennett Hessels; sister-in-law, Carolyn Manhatton; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Robert Manhatton.

A Celebration of Deborah’s life will be held from 11:00-2:00p.m. on Monday, December 29 (visitation from 11:00-12:00p.m./ service at 12:00 p.m.) at Tufano’s, 1073 W. Vernon Park Place, Chicago, IL 60607.

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