Obituaries

Vera Garcia
B: 1925-10-23
D: 2019-11-17
View Details
Garcia, Vera
John Jaser
B: 1922-08-06
D: 2019-11-15
View Details
Jaser, John
Abe Lyman
B: 1947-02-11
D: 2019-11-14
View Details
Lyman, Abe
J. Peter Jaynes
B: 1946-08-06
D: 2019-11-12
View Details
Jaynes, J. Peter
Domenick D'Aurelio
B: 1928-06-17
D: 2019-11-11
View Details
D'Aurelio, Domenick
Donald Woodford
B: 1969-10-16
D: 2019-11-09
View Details
Woodford, Donald
Theodore Solovie
B: 1923-01-06
D: 2019-10-30
View Details
Solovie, Theodore
Robert Kapusta
B: 1931-07-01
D: 2019-10-29
View Details
Kapusta, Robert
John Poole
B: 1960-09-25
D: 2019-10-26
View Details
Poole, John
Georgia Baldwin
D: 2019-10-26
View Details
Baldwin, Georgia
Deborah Richter-Wallace
B: 1956-03-30
D: 2019-10-25
View Details
Richter-Wallace, Deborah
George Marshall
B: 1943-09-21
D: 2019-10-22
View Details
Marshall, George
David Wilson
B: 1952-12-31
D: 2019-10-22
View Details
Wilson, David
Virginia Burrows
B: 1929-08-29
D: 2019-10-16
View Details
Burrows, Virginia
Richard Mason
B: 1964-02-24
D: 2019-10-08
View Details
Mason, Richard
Lois Campbell
B: 1928-10-19
D: 2019-09-29
View Details
Campbell, Lois
Virginia Maurath
B: 1920-06-15
D: 2019-09-12
View Details
Maurath, Virginia
George Kempton
B: 1931-09-29
D: 2019-09-07
View Details
Kempton, George
Sally Stowe Clemence
B: 1924-03-05
D: 2019-08-31
View Details
Clemence, Sally Stowe
Clifford Lydiksen
B: 1958-04-06
D: 2019-08-26
View Details
Lydiksen, Clifford
Sammy Pinckney
B: 1957-02-04
D: 2019-08-26
View Details
Pinckney, Sammy

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
135 North Broad St
Milford, CT 06460
Phone: (203) 874-2588
Fax: (203) 878-6446
Deborah Richter-Wallace

Deborah A. Richter-Wallace

Friday, March 30th, 1956 - Friday, October 25th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Deborah Richter-Wallace, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of Deborah Richter-Wallace with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Obituary

Deborah Ann Richter-Wallace, 63, daughter of the late Walter C. Richter and the late Angelina (Georgetti) Richter, mother of Lindsay Lee Wallace, sister of Angela Richter (Joseph DiLeo), and dear friend of James Harrison, passed into eternal peace on Friday, October 25, 2019, following her decades-long fight against illness.
Deb was born on March 30, 1956 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and raised in Milford. She attended Milford High School and also earned her Paralegal Associate's Degree. She traveled the country, and delighted in new ideas and experiences. Later in life, Deb lived in Madison, where she raised her daughter. She served as the Postmaster of the U.S. Post Offices of Old Saybrook, Ivoryton, and Madison, where she befriended many and worked hard for as long as she was able, steadfastly refusing to be referred to as a "postmistress".
She was as strong as she was stubborn, and those close to her had the privilege of being loved deeply by a brave woman with an incomparably fierce heart. She was complex, and would not allow herself to be simplified. When she wanted to, she could find light and humor in places that are often overlooked, from the romance of a blue jay and cardinal outside her window, to the struggle of chronic illness. Whether life was painful or beautiful—or, as was often the case, both—Deb acknowledged the truth and challenged others to do the same. Deb felt that everyone deserved a seat at the table, that socks should be as warm and fuzzy as possible, and that life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away. She was absolutely beloved.
Over the past six years, Deb and her team, Friends of Deb, raised over $4,500 for MS research. Donations can be made in honor of Deb's memory to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, November 1, from 5 to 7 pm with eulogies given at 6 pm, at Smith Funeral Home, 135 Broad Street, Milford. Please join Deb's family and friends in sharing stories of her life.
Deb's family wishes to extend their profound gratitude and thanks to the staff of Apple Rehab in Guilford and Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care for their dedication, professionalism, compassion, and infinite patience as they provided Deb with a level of care that was truly remarkable.
Read Less

To send flowers in memory of Deborah A. Richter-Wallace, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, November 1st, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, November 1st, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Smith Funeral Home
    Address
    135 N. Broad St.
    MILFORD, CT 06460
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Will be Private
    Address

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Deborah here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Flowers
Bill & Christine Seiden, The Finnegans, and others have sent flowers to the family of Deborah A. Richter-Wallace.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist
BS

Bill & Christine Seiden

Posted at 12:10pm
Sent with love and remembrance
Flower Image

Bill & Christine Seiden purchased the Sentiments of Serenity Spray for the family of Deborah Richter-Wallace. Send Flowers

TF

The Finnegans

Posted at 11:30pm
Our sincerest sympathies...with heartfelt condolences. Deb is missed but never forgotten...love and prayers always...
Flower Image

The Finnegans purchased flowers for the family of Deborah Richter-Wallace. Send Flowers

E

Elena, Brianna, Tanya, Jen, Ariel, Desiree, Nick

Posted at 04:46pm
Dear Lindsay, We are so incredibly sorry about your loss. Please know that we are all thinking about you back at the office. Much love from all of us.
Flower Image

Elena, Brianna, Tanya, Jen, Ariel, Desiree, Nick purchased flowers for the family of Deborah Richter-Wallace. Send Flowers

HS

Heartfelt Sympathies Store

Posted at 11:49am
With deepest sympathy,
Flower Image

Flowers were purchased for the family of Deborah Richter-Wallace. Send Flowers

Frank Manzi

Posted at 12:40pm
My deepest condolences to Debs family. I worked with her at The P.O.
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album