AUBURN – Debra Jean Laplante, 56, of Auburn passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Lewiston, Maine on September 3, 1962, she was the daughter of Beverly (Davenport) York and the late Ramon Gauthier.

A graduate of Lewiston High School, Debbie lived in Lewiston and Auburn her entire life, raising two boys and amassing countless close friends, often beating some of them in a spirited game of pool.

She is remembered for her strong work ethic, big heart and willingness to help others.

She is survived by her fiancé, Mike Gammon; sons, Todd Parker and his wife, Amanda and Justin Ciszewski; her mother, Beverly York; her “Dad”, Richard York; her siblings, Ronald Gauthier and his wife, Kathleen, Raymond Gauthier and partner, Angie Raymond, Tracy Watson and her husband, Andrew and Heidi Quimby and her husband, Neal; one granddaughter, Madison Parker; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews; and two lifelong, treasured friendships that meant the world to her, Pat Laplante and Vickey True.

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Funeral services honoring Debra’s life will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 a.m., at the Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home. Burial will be held later in the spring at Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday from 3-7 PM at the Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred A. Plourde Parkway, in Lewiston.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Debra’s memory to the

Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing

29 Lowell Street, 5th Floor

Lewiston, Maine 04240

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