Virginia “Marie” (Daley) Decker, 87, a 52 year resident of Chelmsford died peacefully on Monday, January 6, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of the late Peter F. Decker, Sr. who died in 1992.
She was born in Boston on November 7, 1926, and was a daughter of the late William and Margaret Daley. She received her education in Hyde Park schools and was a graduate of Hyde Park High School.
Prior to her retirement, Marie was employed as a waitress by several area restaurants, including Skip’s in Chelmsford.
In her free time she enjoyed reading, knitting, crocheting, and cross stitching.
Marie is survived by seven children, Susan Buck of Fremont, CA, Peter F. Decker, Jr., and his wife Linda of Chelmsford, Michael Decker and his wife Nancy of Apollo Beach, FL, Thomas Decker of Apollo Beach, FL, William Decker of Chelmsford, Kevin Decker of Chelmsford, and Tracey Garthe of Chelmsford; fifteen grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, a daughter-in-law, Darlene Decker of Valrico, FL; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also the mother of the late Steven Decker, the mother-in-law of the late Gregory Buck, and the sister of the late Helen Griffin.
Visitation will be held at the BLAKE FUNERAL HOME, 24 Worthen Street, CHELMSFORD on Friday from 4 until 8 pm. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 9 o’clock at St. Mary Church, 25 North Rd., Chelmsford. Interment in Pine Ridge Cemetery in Chelmsford. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Marie’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148 or to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 9 Erie Dr., Natick, MA 01760. Funeral Director, Paul A. Hardy, Jr. For online condolences visit BLAKEFUNERALHOME.COM.