Deborah S. Button, 65

Deborah Button

NORTH WATERFORD — Deborah Sue Button, 65, passed away on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 in North Waterford.

Deb lived a life that touched the hearts of everyone who really knew her. Dedicated to her family and school community, Deb truly enriched the lives of all she cared for. Her career as a pediatric nurse included St. Joseph’s Hospital, Monadnock Community Hospital, and the longtime School Nurse at the Mount Vernon Village School. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Church, a coordinator of Operation Christmas Child shoebox ministry, a volunteer cook for Teen Bible Program, and various other personal ministries. Her nature was to love people and she did so in a way that inspired anyone who met her to be a more loving, caring version of themselves.

After retiring, she enjoyed caretaking the Button Cottages each summer at the lake in Maine, helping others, traveling with Jim, and spending some wintertime with her grandchildren in Arizona.

She leaves behind a lasting legacy of genuine true love with her best friend and husband of 43 years, Jim; her children Andrew of Gorham, Abigail (formerly of Bonn, Germany and Lima, Peru) and Thomas Button of Standish; her two grandchildren and a third grandchild is expected in February; her sister, Patricia Stogsdill of Germantown, Md.; as well as nieces and nephews in Maryland and Connecticut.

She was predeceased by her parents, Harold and Phyllis Barrett Porcheron.

A Celebration of Life service was held at the Trinity Evangelical Church in Peterborough, N.H. on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main Street, South Paris. Online condolences may be shared with her family at

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