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Graveside Service

New Paltz Rural Cemetery
Friday November 19th, 2021

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Linda Lee Decker

Linda Lee Decker

Kerhonkson – Linda Lee Decker (McElree) passed away November 15, 2021. She was 81. Linda was born October 22, 1940 in New Paltz. She was the daughter of James and Mary (Pole) McElree, and stepdaughter of Henry A. Smith.
Linda grew up in New Paltz and later settled in Kerhonkson where she raised her family. Linda had a great talent for knitting and crocheting and in her younger years, was an avid member of the Knitten Kittens.
Among other trades, Linda worked as a CNA where she discovered her gift and admiration for caregiving. Throughout her life, she had the honor of being caregiver to many family members, friends, and the greatest joys of her life, her children, grandchildren and greatchildren. After raising her family, Linda reconnected with her teenage sweetheart Donald Decker. They enjoyed 27 years of wonderful marriage and friendship. Linda loved being a homemaker and enjoyed the simple pleasures of life; family, close friends, and a good cup of coffee.
Linda leaves behind her beloved husband Donald Decker. She is also survived by two sisters Gail Mednick (Ohio) and Donna Wells and brother Richard McElree (both of Kerhonkson). Also surviving are her daughter Marcelle Hasenflue (Donald), two sons Henry Dugan (Loren), and Vincent Dugan (Wendy) as well as stepsons Mathew Decker, Wayne Decker (Laura), & Christopher Decker (Michelle); her treasured 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; special niece and caregiver Mary Rockwell, and lifelong friend Judy Hasbrouk. In addition to her parents and stepfather, Linda is predeceased by two sisters Ella Mae Edwards and Janet McElree

A graveside service will be held at 2:30 pm on Friday, November 19th at New Paltz Rural Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Linda’s name to the Kerhonkson Fire Company, P.O. Box 62, Kerhonkson, NY 12446 and/or the Kerhonkson-Accord First Aid Squad, PO Box 67, Kerhonkson, NY 12446.

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May the good Lord bring you peace during this trying time

Kevin and Jane Taylor Dec 14 2021 3:15 PM

donald and family, so sorry for your loss. may she rest in peace. love you gayle jones

gayle jones Nov 30 2021 12:46 PM

Bless u all 🙏🏻 What a special lady. ❤️ Hugs Mike , Cathy ( Tom )& Joe Molly & family

Molloy Nov 19 2021 8:58 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Linda Decker

Richard Zimmerman Nov 19 2021 7:03 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Linda Decker

Vaughn F Stancage Nov 19 2021 2:52 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Linda Decker

Lydia and Bob Reidy Nov 18 2021 7:21 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Linda Decker

Eliana Barnum Nov 18 2021 2:57 PM

My deepest sympathies for your loss. Linda was a wonderful lady always. I have many fond memories of time spent at her home while I was growing up.

Donna Hasbrouck-O'Connell Nov 18 2021 10:17 AM

Our deepest condolences on the loss of your Mother.
May she Rest In Peace.
Laura, I worked with you at Key Bank, Kerhonkson
I need your phone number.

Rev Julius and Vernice Collins Nov 18 2021 9:24 AM

Your legacy will live on in the lives of the people you have touched with your generosity, kindness,love, snd self sacrifice. I will miss you.

Alicja Sexton Nov 18 2021 8:01 AM

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