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Deborah Mahlert

Deborah L. "Debbie" Mahlert (Brothers)

Friday, December 5th, 1958 - Thursday, April 8th, 2021
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Deborah L. “Debbie” (Brothers) Mahlert, 62, longtime Auburn resident, passed unexpectedly on Thursday, April 8, 2021 in the comfort of her home.

She leaves her beloved husband, and high school sweetheart, Mark A. Mahlert; her mother, Jean E. (Marvin) Brothers, of Auburn; her loving sons, Andrew E. Mahlert and his significant other Tracy Fortier, of Auburn, and David C. Mahlert and his wife Holly Mahlert, of Millbury; her six grandchildren, Devin, Collin, Rylan, Lily-Kate, Aaron, and Khloe; her sister and Best Friend, Linda J. Mahlert and her husband Gordon, of Auburn; her two God-daughters, Shantelle Anderson and Stacie Cone; her God-son, Michael Cohen-Brothers; and several nieces and nephews; as well as her church family.

Debbie was predeceased by her infant daughter, Katelyn L. Mahlert; her father, Edward C. Brothers; and her brother, Douglas E. “Doug” Brothers.

Born in Worcester, raised and educated in Auburn, she was a 1977 graduate of Auburn High School. Debbie then dedicated almost three decades of her career in the Auburn Public Schools, from which she retired as Manager of Food Service. After retirement Debbie helped with the family business Little Diggers Construction LLC. On May 13th, she would have celebrated 43 years with her beloved Mark.

Debbie was a woman of strong faith, being a loyal member of the First Congregational Church of Auburn. She also was a member of their choir and served on many committees at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association (www2.heart.org).

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the Mahlert family between 4:00 and 6:00 PM on Monday, April 12, 2021 at the BRITTON-WALLACE FUNERAL HOME, 91 Central Street, Auburn. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at the First Congregational Church, 128 Central Street, Auburn, followed by burial in Hillside Cemetery, alongside her daughter Katelyn.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, April 12th, 2021 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Monday, April 12th, 2021 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Britton-Wallace Funeral Home
    91 Central Street
    AUBURN, MA 01501
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  • Service

    Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 11:00am
    First Congregational Church of Auburn
    128 Central Street
    AUBURN, MA 01501
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    Masks and social distancing measures will be required at the funeral home, church, and cemetery.
    Rev. Brian Grover
  • Interment

    Hillside Cemetery of Auburn
    65 Central Street
    AUBURN, MA 01501
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Private Condolence

Brian & Shelley Mahlert

Posted at 08:57am
Mark, Linda, and families, We are saddened beyond words over Debbie’s passing. we can only take comfort in knowing that she is with God in heaven watching over you. We can only begin to imagine the hurt you are feeling. we send love and hugs. God Bless! Brian and Shelley

Rose Mary McGuiness Wing

Posted at 06:40pm
My condolences to the entire Mahlert family!
Debbie may you Rest In Peace.
Love Rose wing

Pat Naple

Posted at 06:28pm
Dear Mark, Linda,Jean and family

my deepest condolences go out to you all!

My heart goes out to you all right now!

I am so sorry!

love to you all !

Pat Naple

Stephanie Woods

Posted at 01:01pm
Debbie I can not even wrap my head around your passing , You will be surely missed . Thank you for always welcoming my sister and I to your house and always making us feel like we were part of the family . Fly high with the angels , till we meet again

Ellen Martin

Posted at 05:51pm
My heart felt condolences to all all of you.
I met Debbie in our WW Saturday group.
Very nice, always a smile,
very pleasant.
She will be missed by me and the rest of the group.
hugs and prayers
She will always be with you.
Again, I am sad for your loss
May her memory always be a blessing to all of you.
Ellen Martin

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