Debra Sue Ann (Gauvin) Smith
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Brewer - Debra Sue Ann (Gauvin) Smith, 60, passed away Monday, February 10, 2020 surrounded by her family. She was born May 26, 1959 in Caribou, the daughter of Roger and Roberta (McNeil) Gauvin. Debra graduated from Caribou High School, class of 1977 and moved to Orono to attend the University of Maine, where she met her husband, Marshall.
She was one of the first people to be registered as a Cardiac Cauterization Technician in the state. Debra worked 40 years at Eastern Maine Medical Center. Later in life, she enjoyed quilting and doing crafts for her family.
She was predeceased by her father, Roger Gauvin.
Debra is survived by her husband of 39 years, Marshall E. Smith; son, Benjamin Smith and his wife, Mallori; mother, Roberta Walton and her husband, Conrad; brothers, Randy Gauvin and his wife, Ruth, Steve Gauvin and his wife, Nancy, Danny Gauvin and his wife, Lynnell, Scott Walton and his wife, Hope; sister, Marsha Gauvin; granddaughter, Kenzy Smith; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A Celebration of Life will be held 1-3pm, Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center Street, Bangor. Those who wish to remember Debra in a special way may make gifts in her memory to Lafayette Family Cancer Center, C/O Northern Light Health Foundation, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, Maine 04402-0931. Condolences to the family may be expressed at
Published on February 10, 2020


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Karen Akerson Crowley
Feb 20, 2020
Condolences to the Gauvin Family, so sorry to hear of your loss💜
Beverly Thibodeau Miller
Feb 14, 2020
Deb and I were first cousins. I havent seen her since we were both little girls. I remember our time at their cabin on Madawaska Lake. So many cousins running around having a great time. We all grew up and lost track of each other. Im so sorry I never knew her as a wife and mother. Sounds like she grew up to do amazing things. My sincere sympathy to her husband and son. RIP Deb
Colleen Smith
Feb 13, 2020
Marshall, Sandy and I are so sorry for your loss, you and your family are in our prayers
Karen McDonald
Feb 13, 2020
My condolences to Debs family. It was my pleasure to work with her for many years past and recently. She always had smile and soft spoken “hello”. A dear sole that will be greatly missed .
Alma Jackson & Steve Sperry
Feb 13, 2020
Saddened to read this, Sorry for your loss. Our Sincere Sympathy. May you find GODS comfort and strength in the days ahead. Debbie will be missed by the ones that knew and Loved her....Prayers for all..
Lee Guerrette
Feb 12, 2020
My deepest condolences to Roberta and family. It is very sad and difficult to bear a family's member's death at a young age. May she RIP. She will be your guardian angel and watch over you. My prayers are with you all.
Debbie Michaud Sweeney
Feb 12, 2020
My heartfelt condolences to all of Deb’s family on her passing. I know she will be dearly missed.
While we were growing up, Deb and I lived across the street from one another and soon became best of friends. I will always treasure those childhood memories of the two us playing together. And there are many of them.
I will never forget you, Deb.
Feb 12, 2020
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Robert and Anita Duprey
Feb 12, 2020
Our sympathies to you and the entire family,Butch. Although it has been many years, Bob and I have kept in touch with you all through Conrad and Roberta. During this time, may the support of family and friends be a comfort for you. Hold the memories in your heart. Wishing you and all the family peace.
Bob and Anita Duprey
Ginnie Chung Williams
Feb 11, 2020
Debbie was such a sweet soul with a beautiful smile for everyone. So sorry to hear of her passing. Heaven gained an angel. My prayers to the family and to all who knew and loved her.
Ellen Celli
Feb 11, 2020
Marshall, I am so sorry for your loss. Deb was such a great person and what fun we had with Scouts. Such great memories. Keeping you and Ben in our prayers.