Debra Franklin

Obituary of Debra I. Franklin

Debra I. Franklin, 70, of Amsterdam, NY passed away at home surrounded by her family on September 23, 2022.

Debra was born on August 16, 1952, in Plattsburgh, NY to the late Stephen and Ina (Riley) Durgan. She was united in marriage to her husband Michael Franklin on November 23, 1994. She worked as a sewer for Breton Industries in Amsterdam, NY. Her love for sewing continued at home, and she loved making quilts to donate to the patients at the New York Oncology Hematology Foundation.

She is survived by her husband Michael Franklin; sons Jonathan (Ed) Desrochers, Jason Desrochers, Jacob Barnes; daughter Samantha (Ian) Franklin; siblings Matt (Debbie) Durgan, Kim (Tony) Mallinger and Steve Durgan; sister-in-law Kathy Durgan; loving friend Hannah; as well as many nieces, nephews and grandchildren.

Aside from her parents, Stephen and Ina, Debra was predeceased by her brother Bill Durgan.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the New York Oncology Hematology Community Cancer Foundation. Donations can be made online at or by check, mailed to NYOH Community Cancer Foundation 449 Route 146, Suite 101, Clifton Park, NY 12065.

In keeping with Debra’s wishes, there are no services at this time.

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