Enid A. Decker

 

Enid A. Decker

Port Jervis, NY

Enid A. Decker, a longtime resident of Port Jervis, NY, died Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at Brakeley Park Center in Phillipsburg, NJ.  She was 86.

She was born November 17, 1934 in Arecibo, Puerto Rico the daughter of the late Enrique Santiago, Sr. and the late Marina Colón Santiago.

Enid worked for Selective Insurance Company of America in Branchville, NJ.

 

She was a very active and supportive member of St. Mary's R.C. Church, Port Jervis, NY, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister, a religious education teacher, a choir member, and was active with the Perpetual Adoration.

 

Our mother was our rock growing up.  Family was the cornerstone of her life, but she placed her faith as the focus of her being.  Mom persevered through so many obstacles along her life’s path and always knew prayer would help her through her troubles. Her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren brought her such joy and happiness.  She was their “Nonnie” and because of her openness and innate ability to show kindness, she became a “Nonnie” to her grandchildren’s friends as well. In addition, she always called each of her children and grandchildren on their birthdays and sang them their special happy birthday song.  Creativity was also evident in Mom’s hobbies.  She was a master quilter and used this talent to make comforters, table runners, Christmas tree skirts, and baby quilts.  To have a “Nonnie” quilt creation was a special gift she was happy to bestow upon her loved ones.  Her love of color was carried over to her lovely flower garden of annuals and perennials, and especially her rose bushes. Our mother is now home with the Lord. Parkinson's Disease ravaged her life and stole it from her, but she now has the victory because of her faith in Jesus Christ. Mom has her reward with Him.

 

Surviving are:

Daughter:        Cindy Toussaint and her husband, Ross                   Port Jervis, NY

Son:                 Dr. Eugene M. Decker and his wife, Debra                Bethlehem, PA

Son:                 Pastor Mark Decker and his wife, Vicki                     Enon, OH

Brother:           Enrique Santiago, Jr. and his wife, Brenda                Timbersville, VA

Brother:           Eric Santiago and his wife, Marilyn                            Bluffton, SC

Sister:              Eppie Harford                                                             State College, PA

 

Eight grandchildren: Lauren Toussaint Gilles, Shane Toussaint, Eric Decker, Dylan Decker, Jonathan Decker, Joshua Decker, Joel Decker and Hannah Decker Fahner.

Six great grandchildren: Brynne, Charlotte, Juliet, Savannah, Levi, and Jaxson

Also several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: her brother-in-law: Richard "Dick" Harford.

 

Friends may call at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc. 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 from 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

 

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 with a 9:15 am Prayer at the funeral home followed by an 10:00 am Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's R.C. Church, 46 Ball St., Port Jervis, NY.

 

Cremation at MacLennan Hall Crematorium, Milford, PA with a burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Port Jervis, NY

 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's R.C. Church, PO Box 712, Port Jervis, NY 12771.

 

Funeral arrangements are by the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771  845.856.5191  For additional information or to send a condolence note to the family visit www.grayparkerfuneralhome.com