Lila M. (McGuire) Decoteau

Born: Sat., Jul. 25, 1931
Died: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018

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Northbridge- Lila M. (McGuire) Decoteau, 86, died on Tues. Feb. 20, 2018 at St. Camillus Health Care Center after a period of declining health. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Leo E. Decoteau.
    She is also survived by 2 daughters, Laura Barbetta and her husband Richard of Whitinsville, and Lila Massey of Waxhaw, NC; 2 grandchildren, Marissa and Tyler Massey of Waxhaw, NC.
    Born in Whitinsville on July 25, 1931 she was the daughter of William and Hazel (Perry) McGuire and has lived in Whitinsville the majority of her life. She graduated from Northbridge High School Class of 1949. A hard working woman, Lila worked as a secretary for The HJ Theiler Corporation of Whitinsville for many years, as well as for General Electric, Data General and retired from Ford Motor Credit in 1996. Lila possessed a wonderful gift of always caring for others. She received enormous joy giving to others where there was a need. She always sacrificed her needs for the good of her family.   She had a very generous heart. Lila was an avid reader and loved music. Dogs always brought joy to her heart and put a smile on her face. Lila was a longtime member of St. Patrick’s Church.
    As to her wishes, Mrs. Decoteau will be cremated and services at a later date will be private. Jackman Funeral Home, 12 Spring St., Whitinsville are handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lila’s memory may be made to: Worcester County Food Bank, 474 Boston Tpke., Shrewsbury, MA 01545, or Dog Orphans Inc., 90 Webster St., Douglas, MA 01516. To leave a condolence message for her family please visit:

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Cindy and Jess
   Posted Thu February 22, 2018
Dear Uncle Leo, Laura, Lila and family,
This write up for Aunt Lila is lovely. You captured her spirit perfectly. She was always a very giving and helpful person. I have lots of wonderful memories of our families spending time together growing up and Aunt Lila was a big part of that.
While it's so sad to have her gone, she lived a wonderful life and loved you all so dearly.
I'm glad she's now at peace as she's had a tough time the past couple of years. You all took such great care of her and even though she may not have shown it, I know she loved and appreciated it.
Love you all,
Cindy and Jess

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