Debbie L. Urban, 52, of Danbury, daughter of Sandy (Taylor) Urban and the late Ronald R. Urban, died on Thursday evening, May 18, 2023, at Regional Hospice of Western CT, Danbury.
The Liturgy of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church, 17 Granville Ave., Danbury. Interment will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.
Visitation with the family will take place on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Anthony Church.
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Affectionately known by all as Debbie, she was born in Danbury on February 24, 1971. She attended Danbury schools, and graduated from Western Connecticut State University in 1999 attaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, 2008 - Master of Science in Education, 2018 – Master of Education: Instructional and Curriculum Design, 2023 – Master of Science: MS Special Education K-12.
She served as a Paraprofessional at Rogers Park Middle School from 1997 – 2017 and was currently a GED Math and RLA Instructor with WERACE and Behavior Interventionist/Special Education Teacher with EdAdvance.
In summary, she was considered a Resilient Special Education Teacher familiar with challenges associated with teaching special needs children, both learning challenged and gifted. Debbie was best known to work well with classroom teachers to develop accommodations and special techniques for mainstream classroom inclusion.
Active in the parish life of St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church of Danbury, Debbie was a pillar in the community dedicating her life to educating the children of Danbury as a teacher, she also dedicated her life to the children of St. Anthony as the Religious Education Director.
A generous soul who supported as many community and church events, she never was one for the spotlight. Debbie will live on in the numerous lives she touched and those who benefited from her. She will be sorely missed.
In addition to her mother Sandy, Debbie is survived by an aunt Debbie Higgins, her special cousin William Dennis Hajjar and family, her Taylor and Yameen cousins, and many associates, students, and friends.
She also leaves behind her special canine best friend Bandit.
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