1959 – 2018
Danielson – Debra (Keeler) French, 58, of Mechanics St., passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Boston Medical Center.
Debra was born in Putnam on October 8, 1959, the daughter of the late Barbara Keeler who passed away in January of 1997. She graduated from Putnam High School in 1978. She was married to Michael French in 1982. Debra worked for the John Dempsey Regional Center for several years and then worked at Loos & Co and Jewel Wire as an office manager in Pomfret for approximately 18 years before leaving in 2014 for health reasons.
Debra was a dance instructor specializing in tap dancing. She enjoyed cooking shows, crocheting and going to the beach. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandson, Cameron.
Debra is survived by her son, Michael R. French and his wife Chelsea and his son, Cameron; her father, Richard Keeler and his wife Marilyn; her sister Karen Camire and her husband James of Marshfield, MA; her former husband and companion, Michael J. French of Danielson; her cousin Jennifer Fraley of Brooklyn, CT; nephews, Stephen and family, Ryan, Sean, Samuel; and niece Lauren, of Marshfield, MA.
Family and friends are invited to visit with Debra’s family at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, June 15, 2018 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St, Putnam, CT followed by a funeral service at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.