We are saddened to announce in Somerset, Kourtny Susan DeForitis, September 9, 2023, passed away suddenly following a motor vehicle accident at the age of 28. Kourtny was born in Taunton, and is the daughter of Deborah (Trahan) Depina and the late Christopher DeForitis of East Taunton. Kourtny graduated from Taunton High in 2013. She was able to fulfill her dream of becoming a police officer and earned her badge in Seekonk in 2021. Kourtny loved camping in Maine, and spending time at places like Papoose Pond with her friends and family. She will be remembered for her vibrant energy and dedication to others, with an infectious laugh to draw them in. Kourtny leaves her brother Brandon DeForitis, and step father John Depina from East Taunton. She is also survived by her aunt Karolyn (Swisher) Parsons and her husband Garrett Parsons from Beverly, as well as her little cousins Xavier Parsons, Deacon Parsons, and Eli Parsons whom she loved dearly. She also leaves her uncle William Tremblay and his wife Cheryl Tremblay from Maine, as well as her cousin Joe Tremblay who was like an older brother to her. Kourtny also leaves behind many friends that will miss her dearly.
A wake in memory of Kourtny will be held on September 17th, at O'Keefe-Wade Funeral Home, 70 Washington St., Taunton, MA 02780 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.
Services will be at O'Keefe-Wade Funeral Home on Monday, Septemebr 18th at 11:00 AM, a burial will immediate follow into the Cedar Knoll Cemetery lot where she will take her final resting place next to her father. A celebration of life will immediately follow her burial at the Lafayette Club in Taunton.