Amanda M. Purington

AUBURN — Amanda M. Purington, 33 of West Paris passed away after a strong fight with cancer on Feb. 3, 2012, with her loving family and friends by her side.

She was born Oct. 2, 1978 in Otisfield, and lived all her life in the Oxford Hills area.

She attended Oxford Hills High School, and kept in close contact with many of her friends throughout the years.

Amanda was a loving and devoted mother and was an amazing daughter and sister.

She is survived by her children, Brandon R. Johnston and Patricia J. Johnston; her parents, Gregory P. Purington of Harrison and Doris S. Purington of Winthrop, Mass.; sisters, Erin L. Purington of Biddeford and Heather E. Cunningham of Winthrop, Mass.; her partner, Alan Heath of West Paris; her grandmothers, June Bishop of Otisfield and Esther Cooper of Matamoras, Pa.

A candlelight service in her memory will be held on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Oxford Advent Christian Church, 1130 Main Street (Route 26), Oxford. Refreshments will follow in the church dining room after the service to give family and friends a chance to visit with the family. Arrangements under the care of Oxford Hills and Weston Funeral Services, 1037 Main Street, Route 26, Oxford.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the benefit given by her friends, (contact Sarah Dexter, 890-8308).

Online condolences maybe expressed to the family at

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