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Obituary for Michael F. Decea

Michael F.  Decea
Michael Decea, 69, died peacefully on Wednesday July 31, 2019, at his Harrison home. He was born on June 18, 1950, to Pasquale and Virginia Decea. After his father’s death in 1972, Michael, the second of ten children, became the Patriarch of the family.

Michael is survived by his wife of 34 years Carole Decea (née Hughes), his sister Regina (Paul), Janice, Diane Castellano (James), Mark, Thomas (Stacey), Kathy DiMarco (Steve), Nanette Witte (Jack) and Cynthia (Anthony). Michael loved and mentored his nieces and nephews Matthew, Jefferson, Michael, Stephen, James, Valarie, Patrick, Daniel, Victoria, Julia, Alex, Jack and Harrison.

After graduating from Harrison High School in 1968, Michael attended The University of Texas at El Paso. He worked for the Westchester Joint Water Works for over 30 years and enjoyed his retirement. In addition to his father, Michael was predeceased by his mother and brother Patrick, and his beloved step children Debra Scott and Scott Olsen.

Michael was an outstanding athlete who excelled in football, wrestling and golf in high school. Later on, he became an accomplished golfer who made two holes-in-one; his greatest achievement on the course, however, was the competition and camaraderie with his friends. Michael loved his family with all his heart.

Michael will be remembered for his honor, integrity and humor; he was a good friend.
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