Deborah Lea Xaphes, 71, of Scarborough, died on March 27, 2012 at Maine Medical Center in Portland, following a courageous battle with cancer. A 2 p.m. funeral service will take place on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at the beach at the end of Ninth Street in Scarborough. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford, ME 04005. Those wishing to share memories of Deborah may do so by writing letters that will be read at her service. Memorial donations in Deborah’s memory may be made to: P.E.O. Foundation, 3700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312 or The Rena Rowan Breast Center, Abramson Cancer Center, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, West Pavilion, 3rd Floor, 3400 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19104. To share condolences online, please visit or

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