TORRINGTON – Memorial services for Rebecca Susan Deen, 52, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, December 2, 2022 at the Colyer Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Matt Gordon officiating. Rebecca died November 25, 2022 at her home and cremation has taken place after a brief battle with cancer. Memorials may be given to cancerresearch.org/. Arrangements are by the Colyer Funeral Home and condolences may be sent to www.colyerfuneralhome.com.
Rebecca did not let her cancer diagnosis get in her way; she lived her life in the now and to the fullest. She loved to travel, take photos, spend time with family, and help students from the Torrington community succeed. She was as beautiful as she was brilliant and witty. Receiving her BA in History in 2019 from SNHU was a source of great pride for Rebecca as well as her marriage to Wes Deen. They were married for thirty years of bliss and anarchy; she wouldn’t have traded anything for their time together. Her innate ability to care and love wholeheartedly while being exceptionally honest was rare and refreshing to those around her. Witty retorts and twinkling hazel eyes will be greatly missed by all who knew her. If you were fortunate enough to have crossed her path, you know that the world is less bright without her. As cliché as it sounds, her smile really did light up the room. Rebecca loved her children, grandchildren, husband and friends with all her soul and showed them that love everyday through her actions and words. Until we meet Rebecca again, let us all take a chapter out of her awe-inspiring book and live our lives to the fullest and better ourselves and our communities.
Rebecca enjoyed scrapbooking, traveling and photography. She was an EWC Gear Up Club Sponsor.
Rebecca is survived by her husband Wesley Deen of Torrington; son Tyler (Kate) Hunter of Torrington; daughters Teal Deen of Boise, Idaho and Elizabeth Atkinson of Mesa, Arizona; mother Judith H. Penny of Torrington; grandson Asher Hunter-Atkinson of Mesa; granddaughter Kaylee Reikofski of Valentine, Nebraska; aunt Barbara Wellington of Avoca, New York; and cousin Heather Wellington of Cohocton, New York. She was preceded in death by her step-father Virgil Penny.