FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Deborah Walsh Callan of Fairfield died Sept. 7 in Bridgeport, with family and friends by her side. She was 59.
Born Dec. 14, 1952, in Bridgeport, she was the daughter of James and Therese Walsh. She was a lifelong Fairfield resident and a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a bachelor's degree in art and textile design. She was married to Ray J. Callan Jr., who predeceased her.
Callan was a gourmet cook and professional recipe tester for various cooking publications. She was employed by the Connecticut Audubon Society as a site manager for the past several years.
She was a member of the Fairfield Women's Club and Fayerweather Yacht Club and was also employed by the Fairfield Historical Society.
Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home in Fairfield Center. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ann's Church in Black Rock. Burial will follow at St. Michael's Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center, 111 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 06824.