IPSWICH — Deborah Gayle King, of Ipswich, passed away on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 after a brave 14-year battle with cancer.

Born in Lawrence, on July 11, 1953 to John King and the late Jacqueline King, Deb attended St. Ann's School where she was an excellent student and a talented artist. She worked as an EMT and later earned a paramedic degree from NHTI in Concord NH. After raising her children, she completed a bachelor's degree in psychology at UMass Lowell.

She held many exciting positions; among her favorites were being a Paramedic and working at the Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation. She loved to paint. Her greatest passion in life was helping others. She chose to live out her days in Ipswich because she loved to be near the beach.

Deb is survived by her daughter, Jenna Nazarro and her husband, Marc, and son, Michael Bellomo of Concord, N.H.; her daughter, Jessica Arsenault and her husband Myrddin Smithson, and son, Jack of Wales; her father, John King of Lawrence; brothers, Dennis King of Salem, N.H., and David King of Methuen, and Darren King of North Dartmouth; and her sister, Dianne Cassidy of Natick; and many nieces and nephews. She was loved and was a fighter.

ARRANGEMENTS: The memorial service will be March 13, 2010 at 3 p.m. at The Lawrence Boating Club, 1 Eaton St., Lawrence. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01928.

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