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Grace Fulford

April 28, 1960 February 26, 2020
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Grace Fulford
April 28, 1960-February 26, 2020
New Hampton, NY

Grace Fulford, a lifetime area resident, died Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at Kaplan Family Hospice in Newburgh surrounded by her loving family.She was 59. The daughter of the late Thomas and Angela Byrne Fulford, she was born on April 28, 1960 in Brooklyn, NY.

Grace married the love of her life, John Decker, on September 7, 1991. The most meaningful part of her life included her family, and Christian faith. Her passions were reading, traveling, the family pets, embracing her Irish heritage and the camaraderie pf her co-workers. She earned a BSN from SUNY New Paltz.

She worked for over 30 years at both Middletown Psychiatric Center as a community mental health nurse many years and as an Infection Control Nurse for Mid Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Center in New Hampton. Grace's caring nature made her well-suited for a nursing career. She could be described as a nurse's nurse, as a wonderful wife, mother and friend. She loved being a mom and always encouraged her children to be their best. She also enjoyed teaching, volunteer work and was a huge advocate of hand sanitizer usage.She loved to spend time at both Bethany Beach and Smugglers Notch, VT.

In addition to her loving husband at home, Grace is survived by her two sons, Michael Decker and his fiancee EmmaLee Buckland of Middletown and Sean Decker of New Hampton; one brother Thomas Fulford and his wife Kathy of New Hampton, and two sisters, Patricia Moreau and Kathleen Brown and her husband Jeff, all of Tamarac, FL as well as several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the nurse and staff at White Plains Hospital.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Applebee-McPhllips Funeral Home, Inc, 130 Highland Avenue, Middletown, NY 10940. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 am on Monday, March 2, 2020 at Holy Cross R.C. Church, 262 Rt. 22, Middletown, NY 10940.

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Visitation

Sunday

1

Mar

4:00 PM 3/1/2020 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/1/2020 7:00:00 PM
Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home

130 Highland Ave.
Middletown, NY 10940

Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home
130 Highland Ave. Middletown 10940 NY
United States

Service

Monday

2

Mar

11:00 AM 3/2/2020 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 3/2/2020 12:00:00 PM
Holy Coss Roman Catholic Church

626 County Route 22
Middletown, NY 10940

Holy Coss Roman Catholic Church
626 County Route 22 Middletown 10940 NY
United States
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