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Deborah L. (Cashman) Darou

September 14, 1958 ~ December 30, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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Deborah Darou Obituary

Deborah L. Darou, 65, of Canton died peacefully in the company of family on Saturday, December 30, 2023 at the Canton-Potsdam Hospital where she had been a patient for a short time.

Deborah was born September 14, 1958, a daughter of the late Robert and Margaret (Connelly) Cashman. She attended St. Mary’s Parochial School, graduated from Canton High School in 1976 and earned degrees in accounting from Canton ATC and mathematics at Potsdam State University. Deborah worked for 30 + years and retired as Deputy Chief Clerk from the United States Unified Court System.

On July 21, 1990, Deborah was married to Mark A. Darou at St. Mary’s Church in Canton with Father Joe Elliot and Father R. Daniel DeLorme, concelebrating. Deborah enjoyed quilting and was a member of the Borderline Quilters, she was an avid reader and cross-stitcher, she played piano and guitar, enjoyed yoga and was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church, Canton.

Deborah is survived by her husband of 33 years, Mark Darou, two daughters, Olivia (Jeremiah) Sullivan and Abigail Darou, a granddaughter, Isabel Marie Sullivan, a sister Kimberly (Duane) Pierce, a niece Jessica (Frederick) Rowe and great-nephew Robert Rowe, and by numerous friends.

Calling hours will be held at the O’Leary Funeral Home, Canton on Friday, January 5, 2024 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2024 at 1:30 pm at St. Mary’s Church, Canton with Father Bryan Stitt, Pastor, celebrating. Burial in the Parish Cemetery will follow.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the National Downs Syndrome Society, 1155 15th Street NW, Suite 540; Washington, DC 20005 or to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 6704 Hagerstown, MD 21741.

Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.olearyfuneralservice.com. Arrangements for Deborah L. Darou are under the care of the O’Leary Funeral Service of Canton.

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Calling Hours
January 5, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
O'Leary Funeral Service
5821 US Highway 11
Canton, NY 13617

Memorial Mass
January 6, 2024

1:30 PM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
68 Court Street
Canton, NY 13617


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