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Obituary for Christine Deabill-Tiziani (Parker)

Christine Deabill Tiziani passed away peacefully on the evening of December 23, 2021 at the age of 80.

She is survived by her daughter, Lori Geilich, granddaughter, Allie Geilich, their partners, Rick Engert and Devon Parker, her sister and brother Mary and Gerald Parker along with his wife Karen, her Brother-in-Law Bruce Jacque, Brother and Sister-in-Law Thomas and Linda Deabill, and her many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors and friends. She was predeceased by her first husband, Gary Deabill, and second husband, Gordon Tiziani, as well as three of her younger siblings, David and Michael Parker, and Eileen Jacque.

Christine was born to Eileen and Earl Parker on July 29, 1941. She received her education at Putnam Catholic Academy and spent most of her life in her hometown of Ellington, of which she was a prominent and proud member. She was married to Gary Deabill in May of 1963, and their daughter Lori was born the following summer. The two were married until his death in 1984, after which she met and married Gordon Tiziani of Stafford, CT, who she shared 30 wonderful years with until his passing in March of 2020.

Christine’s pride and joy, aside from her family, was the restaurant she owned and operated in Ellington for over 30 years. Valley Fish Market was an institution for members of the local community, and was the recipient of regional and national recognition during its three decade run. In addition to running her business, she served as an esteemed member of the Board of Trustees for both Rockville Bank and ECHN. In retirement, Christine continued her love of the culinary arts, working for Bogner’s of Vernon, and eventually serving as the honorary personal chef of her retirement community, right up until the weeks before her death. She was a beloved friend to all whom she met and she will be greatly missed.

Nothing meant more to Christine than the health and safety of her loved ones during the past couple years as we’ve wrestled with the coronavirus pandemic. Given the current uptake in cases, and out of respect for the nurses and doctors who cared for her in her last days, services will be held off until spring, when a safer celebration of life can be had. In the meantime, in lieu of flowers, donations in her honor can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Fund or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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