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Linda Lee Decker

October 22, 1940 — November 15, 2021

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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Friday, November 19, 2021

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New Paltz Rural Cemetery

81 Plains Road, New Paltz, NY

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