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TILLOU, Deborah Matthews

TILLOU - Deborah Matthews March 2, 1943 - June 12, 2017. Age 74, of Venice, FL, formerly of Buffalo, NY, passed away June 12, 2017 with family at her side. An avid swimmer and birder, Mrs. Tillou was a graduate of the University of Vermont, a member of National Ski Patrol, Cherry Hill Golf Club, and Plantation Golf and Country Club. Preceded in death by her husband, Manley B. Tillou, and her daughter and son-in-law, Beth (David) Shank. Mrs. Tillou is survived by sons Kenneth (Julia) and Michael (Lara), daughters Alice (Scott) Gurney, Anne Tillou and Karen Tillou; grandchildren, Sarah, Virginia and Rachel Shank, John (Lucy), Thomas and Kathryn Tillou, Lizz and Elliott Gurney, and Adam and Cameron Tillou; three great-grandchildren; and her sister Joan Sanford. Friends may express their condolences on Saturday, July 1st from 12 PM-2:30 PM at the Roycroft Inn in East Aurora, NY. Mrs. Tillou will be laid to rest at the Union Cemetery in Elma, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the BMT Clinic c/o The Roswell Park Cancer Institute (Alliance Foundation), Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263. To send condolences, visit

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