Debra M. Mallette, 57, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY – Debra M. Mallette, 57, of Earl Street, passed away peacefully with both of her daughters by her side on Sunday, June 4, 2023, at the Hospice of Jefferson County Residence after a courageous battle with cancer.

Calling hours will be 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, June 9, 2023, at Reed & Benoit Funeral Home. There will be a celebration-of-life gathering for family and friends following the calling hours at 814 Earl St., Watertown. All parking for the celebration-of-life will be at the Watertown Fairgrounds Arena.

Born Oct. 6, 1965, the daughter of Kenneth and Dolores (Soluri) Mallette, she graduated in 1983 from Watertown High School. She went on to receive her LPN certification from BOCES. In 2010 she attended JCC, receiving her associate degree in criminal justice in 2013.

A devoted mother and grandmother, Debra cherished spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Debra never missed any of her grandchildren’s games, competitions, recitals, or concerts. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and cross-stitching, but could also work on cars, hunt, and fish. She was a proud member of the Bills Mafia and the Chrome Divas Motorcycle Club. Debra was also a regular blood donor and a strong advocate for organ donation.

Survivors include her parents, Kenneth & Dolores Mallette of Watertown; two children, Ashlee Kriner and her fiancé Dylin Cowles of Glen Park and Brittnee Davis of Watertown and former son-in-law, Josh Davis of Philadelphia; grandchildren, Zachary, Camden, Chloe, Michael, and Bella; a sister, Sherrie Green-Jacobs and her husband Stephen of Victor, NY and a brother, Kenneth Mallette Jr. of Watertown; three nephews, Jordan and companion Kayla, Tommy, and Thomas; two nieces, Maddyn and Parker; as well as several other nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, and cousins. She also was a Nonnie to many of her grandchildren’s friends.

Debra was predeceased by a grandson, Brendan James, who passed at birth.

Memorial donations in Debra’s memory may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County.

Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc.