Angeline M. Decker "Granny"

February 22, 1917January 10, 2013

Angeline M. Decker, “Granny”, age 95, of Watkins Glen, New York peacefully passed away on Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls, NY.

Angeline was born in Burdett, NY on February 22, 1917, the daughter of the late, Michael and Rose (Favella) Valeant. Granny will be remembered for her love of her family and her baking. She was an active communicant of St. Mary’s of the Lake Church. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Charles, sisters, Mary and Delores and her brother, Joseph.

Granny is survived by her son, Richard (Kathleen) Decker, daughter, Peggy (Don) Blandino; grandchildren, Richard (Karen) Decker Jr., Bob Decker, Steven (Catrina) Decker, Paul (Michelle) Blandino, David (Cristy) Blandino, and Brian Blandino; great grandchildren, Emily, Ashley, Gabriella, and Ella Decker, Anthony, Jesse, and Angelina Blandino; nephew and niece, Joe Valeant and Beverly Borders, and several great nieces, nephews, and great great nieces and nephews.

Friends and family may call from 4pm to 8pm on Monday, January 14th at Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 Fifth St., Watkins Glen, NY. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 15th at 10 am at St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen, NY. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Watkins Glen, NY. Memorials may be made in Granny’s name to St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, PO Box 289, Watkins Glen, NY 14891.


  • Visitation Monday, January 14, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Angeline M. Decker "Granny"

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Bob Morin Jr

January 16, 2013

Granny was a special woman, I will always remember her for looking out for Bob and for her awesome chocolate chip cookies. She will be missed. God bless her and her family.

Mary Valeant

January 15, 2013

Peggy, Richard and Families,
Thinking of you all during this difficult time and remembering fondly many family visits to Watkins over the years. I will miss my Great Italian Aunt and our many talks over the kitchen table with cookies.
Arrivederci Signora!

Ellen L. Pangallo

January 15, 2013

My prays are with the family. I have such great memories of Angeline and I know she knew how much you all loved her. She is with all of us and watching over her family. Prays to all of you at this time of your loss. Ellen

January 14, 2013

One word comes to my mind when I used to hear the word "Granny"...fresh warm baked cookies!!! Many many hours were spent at her house when Richie and I were growing up...watching basketball, borrowing her car, or just stopping in for the AWSOME food, and to say HI...Thanks for the memories Granny...what a generous, thoughtful lady!!
Kenny ad Beth Depew

ron and pat bradt

January 14, 2013

peggy, don, paul, dave and brian
we are so very sorry about your loss - what a great lady - she was always focused on her family and what she could do for them - no one could cook and bake like she did - you were always there for her - and loved her so much as did she - prayers are with you all -- love ron and pat bradt

Annie & Chase Brackley

January 13, 2013

Aunt Angeline was one beautiful, strong, loving woman! She will be missed by many. May you find comfort in knowing that she has been reunited with other family members in heaven.

We love you all and wish we could be in NY to honor a remarkable woman!

RIP Aunt Angeline

Shannon Slater

January 13, 2013

My sincere, and heart felt condolences. May you find comfort in the memories you have in your mind, and the love you have in your heart.

Shirley Ormsbee

January 13, 2013

Dick and Kathy and all the Decker family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Angie was a wonderful friend and neighbor to the Ormsbees for so many years on Glen Avenue. You are all in my thoughts and prayers and she is up there with some wonderful company from the neighborhood. Shirley Lee Ormsbee

SheL (IMAST) Allen

January 12, 2013

I am sorry to hear about Ms. Angeline's passing. What a wonderful lady. I always enjoyed seeing her when she came to our office. What a pleasure knowing her. God Bless You all through this time of sorrow.

January 12, 2013

She will be remembered at the Altars of Saint John's Episcopal Church Catharine and Saint James' Episcopal Church Watkins Glen tomorrow. May her soul rest in peace and may God give gracious comfort to her family.

The Revd Michael and Susan Hartney
[Richard and Kathy's neighbors]