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Catherine 'Cathy' Jean Decker, 63 Devoted to her family and nursing career Catherine 'Cathy' Jean Decker, 63, of South East Annadale passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Born Tuesday, April 14, 1953, in New York, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late John (Sean) and Mary O'Leary. Cathy graduated St. Francis Nursing School, and she began her life of service to others working first at St. Vincent's Hospital, then at Fort Hamilton High School. She dedicated herself to the education and increasing the awareness of juvenile diabetes. When she retired from her nursing profession, she then worked at Our Lady Star of the Sea Rectory under Fr. Gartland, who became her daughter's Godfather. Cathy was a warm, loving, giving person, always making herself available to help anyone who asked for her assistance. In her spare time, aside from taking care of family, which was her main priority, she enjoyed the Theatre, going out to dinner with her husband and friends and just being around people. She lived and enjoyed life to the fullest. Cathy is survived by her devoted husband of 40 years, Brian. She was the loving mother of Brian, Alyssa and the late Christopher. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 12:30 p.m. on Friday at St. Clare Church, located at 110 Nelson Ave., Staten Island, N.Y. 10308. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Staten Island, N.Y. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at John Vincent Scalia Home for Funerals, Inc., 28 Eltingville Blvd, Staten Island, N.Y. John Vincent Scalia Home for Funerals, Inc. 28 Eltingville Blvd. Staten Island, NY 10312 (718) 356-6363
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