The Passing of Mary Decker

February 23, 2021

Dear all, 

I am writing to share some sad news. I recently heard of the death of Mary Decker, who retired from her position as an Administrative Assistant in the Greek and Roman Studies Department in 2014. She also spent many summers working with the New York Stage & Film Powerhouse Theater Program. Mary worked at Vassar for about 35 years, and I understand she treasured her time here. 

Mary was a lifelong resident of Poughkeepsie and graduated from Poughkeepsie High School. I have heard from her coworkers that she was a trusted friend and a close confidante. You may read her obituary here.

Visitation will take place Wednesday February 24, 2021 from 4pm to 7pm at the Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home 371 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, New York. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10am Thursday February 25, 2021 at Holy Trinity Church 775 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, New York. Please join me in remembering Mary Decker and extending our condolences to her family.

Elizabeth H. Bradley, President
Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604