1934 – 2019
Danielson – Wilfred L. Decoursy, 84, of Woodward St., died Wednesday March 27, 2019, in Matulaitis Nursing Home. Born in Brockton, MA, he was the son of the late William B. Decoursy and Noella (Giard) Koons. Wilfred was a graduate of Lexington High School and Boston University School of Business class of 1961, where he received his bachelor of science degree.
Wilfred was a proud United States Marine serving during the Korean War where he received the National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, and Korean Service Medal.
Mr. Decoursy worked as an administrator for the Department of Social Security
He was a member of the American Legion Post 200, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign War Post 2650 in Danielson, Life Member of the Marine Corps League where he received the Distinguished Service Medal, Salvation Army advisory board and Cornerstone Baptist Church in Danielson. Past President from 1984 – 1986 of the Northeastern Connecticut Personnel Association. He also received an official citation from the State of Connecticut General Assembly for his many years of dedicated service to the public as manager of the Social Security Office in Willimantic and the Paul C. Houghton Detachment Marine of the Year Award on November 6, 1999.
He enjoyed attending Boston University chorale and sporting events, was an avid reader and was extremely knowledgeable especially about history and loved to have in depth serious conversations. Wilfred traveled to Europe and joined the Scottish McCleod clan after visiting a festival and finding out his paternal grandmother was from Isle of Skye.
Wilfred is survived by many loving cousins and friends. He was predeceased by a sister Florence Mason.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service at the State of Connecticut Veteran’s Cemetery, 317 Bow Lane, Middletown, on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at 1:00p.m. (Please meet at the main gate starting at 12:45p.m.) Memorial donations may be made to Toys for Tots, 53 Quebec St., Devens, MA 01434. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.