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Westbrook – Duane Decker, 74, of Mayflower Road, died unexpectedly on Monday, September 18, 2017 at Mercy Hospital.

Born in Sebago, Duane was the son of the late Lindley and Eleanor (Cushman) Decker. He graduated from Potter Academy in 1961. Following school, Duane was drafted by the United States Army where he served in France during the Vietnam War. Following his honorable discharge, Duane returned back home to Maine where he worked as an Operations Manager for Maine Hardware and later Redlon and Johnson and F.W. Webb, all jobs he enjoyed for over 40 years.

Duane married Elane MacLean on September 14, 1996. Together, they shared 21 years of marriage full of laughter and love.

Duane was always known to be doing something. Whether it was puttering in his garage, restoring old furniture or even something as simple as changing a light in a closet, Duane always had a project. In addition, he enjoyed watching boxing, especially the fighters at the Portland Boxing Club. His family remembers how he was always interested in going to matches at the expo, and closely followed local boxers.

Above all else, Duane will forever be remembered for his love of togetherness. He enjoyed being surrounded by his family and friends, especially at his famous lobster bakes and barbeques. He had a wonderful sense of humor and could always make people laugh.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Elane Decker of Westbrook; children, Kathy Giobbi and husband Mike of Portland, Stephanie Skelton and husband Tom of Standish, Michael Leahy and wife Ann Marie of Haverhill, Mass., Tom Leahy and wife Pam of Portland, and Anthony Decker and wife Kathy of Westbrook; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Decker of Westbrook; grandchildren, Nicholas, Andrew, Matthew, Michael, Ryan, Erin, Katelyn, Jonathan and Christopher. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren; sisters, Leanne Reinhard and husband Brian of Naples and Linda Gadbois and husband Norman of Sebago; aunt, Lorraine Barriault of Westbrook and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting Hours will be held on Saturday, September 23 from 11AM-12PM at the Conroy-Tully Walker South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. Duane’s Celebration of Life will be held at 12PM followed by a reception in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Carin MacLean Foundation, www.CarinMacLeanFoundation.com or to the Portland Boxing Club, www.portlandboxingclub.org/donate/


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Visiting Hours

Saturday

23

Sep

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home - South Portland Chapel

1024 Broadway
South Portland, ME 04106

Celebration of Life

Saturday

23

Sep

12:00 PM
Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home - South Portland Chapel

1024 Broadway
South Portland, ME 04106

Reception

Saturday

23

Sep

12:30 PM
Conroy-Tully Walker Reception Center

1024 Broadway
South Portland, Maine 04106

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