Obituary | Celebrating the Life of The Late Deborah Kiguli-Birigwa Born Oct 25th 1959 – Died May 30th 2016

Posted June 5, 2016 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Obituary ~ 23,872 views



The life of the late Deborah Kiguli-Birigwa was celebrated in a memorial service held at Saint Peter’s Church of Uganda in Waltham on Saturday June 4th. The service was led by Rev. Christine Nakyeyune-Busuulwa assisted by other leaders from the St. Peters Church of Uganda Waltham.


Born on October 25th 1959 in Uganda, she was the daughter of the late Aloni Kiguli Mikisa Sekadde and Mary Nambalirwa Kagwa. She attended Gayaza High School and later joined Makerere University were she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree.


She later began her career as a researcher at the Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe. From here she was nominated to continue her microbiology training at Yale University in the city New Haven, Connecticut. She also undertook further studies obtaining a degree in Computer Networking at Clark University in 1999.


In 2002, Deborah married her long time best friend David ‘Enoka’ Birigwa. Deborah was also a mother to Sarah and May and also a grandma to Rayhan and Xavier. Whether in good or bad times she genuinely invested in people in her world.  To her family members she was a remarkable sister, daughter and friend.


Deborah breathed her last surrounded by her family members on May 30th 2016 in Stoneham, Massachusetts after losing her battle cancer. Following the funeral service held at St. Peters Church of Uganda in Waltham. The Late Deborah Kiguli-Birigwa will begin her final journal to Uganda were she will be laid to rest at her ancestral home in Bukuya, Nabuttiti in Mityana. Body will depart on Tuesday aboard Emirates Airlines arriving on Thursday at Entebbe International Airport.  More details to follow as we get them.

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A special thank-you to all those who led the order of service and to the entire Boston community for their show of support. To the family members we pray that the good lord will continue to strengthen you during this difficult time. Fare Thee Well Deborah!


Below are some of the images of the church service held at St. Peters Church of Uganda in Waltham, Massachusetts – USA. Ugandan Diaspora News Report. Photo credits courtesy of Patrick Nsubuga and Ronnie Mayanja.

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    A massive thank you to the Boston family who stood with us encouraged, fed and assisted us in all ways in our time of grief. On behalf of Aunt Debbie’s family we will forever be grateful. God bless you abundantly. Oba nange l move to Boston? Rest in peace maama Deborah.

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