Obituary for Marsha Decker
Marsha Decker passed away peacefully on January 21, 2017 in Sharon, Connecticut. She was 71 and died of complications following a stroke.
Marsha was born in Michigan. She grew up in London, England, Maine and Hawaii before settling in New York. She was a proud member of the Class of 1964 at Brunswick High School in Brunswick, Maine.
Following high school she trained as a nurses’ aid. She spent several years as a nurses’ aid before moving to New York. By 1970, she began work at the Wassaic Developmental Center where she worked for 25 years. She then lived in Dover Plains, New York for over 20 years.
Marsha was a devout Christian and an active member of the Greater Grace Community Church. Her strong faith sustained her throughout her life as she struggled with her health. She now rests peacefully in the hands of a loving God.
A cross was always on the wall and the American flag always hung in her house. Around Dover Plains, she was well known for her good spirit and her love of friends and veterans. She always liked to shake hands. She was a great example of what hands and heart can do in the service of Jesus Christ.
She was the beloved “auntie” of her niece and nephew, Haley and Tyler, and was always a loving and caring member of her family.
She is survived by her father, Robert Robinson, of Peabody, Massachusetts. When Marsha first moved to New York, her father was a teacher at nearby Salisbury School in Connecticut. She is also survived by her younger brother, Tom Robinson, her sister-in-law, Carla Murray, her niece, Haley Robinson, and nephew, Tyler Robinson, of Mercer Island, Washington.
The family wishes to thank her friend and caregiver, Brenda Rennia, Sharon Health Care Center and the staff of Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association for their loving care of Marsha.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Hufcut Funeral Home, 3159 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY with Pastor Gary Witt officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association, 30A Salmon Kill Road, Salisbury, CT 06068. For directions or to send the family an online condolence, please visit www.hufcutfuneralhome.com