Michelle Elyse Mayfield of Matamoras, Pa., dies at age 31

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Michelle Elyse Mayfield of Matamoras, Pa., died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, at her home. She was 31.

Daughter of Michael H. and Marianne Deni Mayfield, she was born Feb. 6, 1987, in Port Jervis, N.Y.

Michelle was a loving daughter, sister, granddaughter and aunt. She had the biggest heart, was incredibly generous, and loved her family. She loved Christmas time because it meant getting to spend it with the people she loved.

She made special friendships in Williamsport, Pa., where she made a home for several years. They took her in with open arms and she inherited an instant second family. These friends were a very special part of her life. Even through her illness, she always put others before herself. She had the most beautiful spirit and will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her loving parents, Michael and Marianne Mayfield; sister, Melissa Ann Irvine and her husband, Aaron; nephew, Ayden Irvine; maternal grandparents, Anton and Louise Deni; paternal grandmother, Joan Voigt; uncles, William Mayfield and Dennis Mayfield and his wife, Tamara; aunt, Linda Shipman and her husband, Ralph; her longtime boyfriend, Shawn Pedersen; and many cousins and friends.

Visitation was held at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home in Port Jervis on Dec. 28. A memorial service was held Dec. 28 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202.

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