Obituary for Doris R. Decker
Doris (Ritchie) Decker, 85, of Southington, formerly of Plainville, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her girls, on Wednesday, September 4, 2013.
Born in New Britain on June 21, 1928, she was the youngest of six children to the late Frank J. and Odna M. (Lagassey) Ritchie.
Raised in Plainville, she was a 1946 graduate of Plainville High School, and married Robert J. Barbier shortly after in 1947, with whom she raised four daughters. After his death in 1962, she went to work for Parsons Buick Company for 26 years, where she met John F. “Jack” Decker, and retired in 1992. She and Jack were married in 1976, sharing 27 years together until his passing in 2002.
A longtime member of St. Dominic Church, Doris led a full and active life. She loved to go to a movie, bake, sew, knit, golf, work…
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