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Emile E. Decato
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Gilford---Emile E. Decato, 88, of 15 Wood Road, died Friday, November 14, 2008 at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia.

Emile was born July 18, 1920 in Canaan, N.H., the son of Dallas F. and Exzelia M. (Rameor) Decato. He was a life long resident of the Lakes Region and served in the U. S. Army during WWII.

Emile was employed by Win-Door of New England, Inc. for many years retiring in 1978 due to illness. He was a communicant of Our Lady of The Lakes Church and a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Laconia Council, No. 428. He was also a member of the Wilkins Smith Post #1 American Legion.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 66 years Madaline L. (Dyer) Decato of Laconia; a daughter, Kathleen A. Cass and her husband, James, of Canterbury; 5 sons, Phillip E. Decato and his wife, Janet, of Woonsocket, R.I., Dennis J. Decato and his friend, Beverly Allis, of Belmont, Lloyd E. Decato of Gilford, Ernest W. Decato and his wife, Shiela, of Northfield and Stephen W. Decato and his wife, Annemarie, of Tilton; 22 grandchildren, James Litner of Franklin, Wendy Dyjak of Northwood, Phillip Decato of Plymouth, Paul Dauphin of Laconia, Lauri Decato of Center Harbor, John Decato of Loudon, Tracey Ornelas of Palm Bay, Florida, Peter Dauphin of Laconia; Pamela Gentile of Gilmanton, Shane Decato of Boscawen, Jamie Decato of Belmont, Jennifer Decato of Manchester, David Decato of Laconia, Christopher Decato of Northfield, Heather Decato of Tilton, Adam Decato of Belmont, Heath Decato of Woonsocket, R.I., Matthew Decato of W. V., Cory Decato of Concord, Joshua Decato of Manchester and Kayliegh Decato and Timothy Decato both of Belmont; nineteen great-grandchildren; one great great granddaughter; three brothers, Dorea Decato of Laconia, Ovide Decato of Gardner, Mass. and Hank Decato of Bakersfield, Calif.; a sister, Regis LaCroix and her husband, Paul, of Laconia and many nieces and nephews. Beside his parents, he was predeceased by two sons, John D. Decato and Timothy J. Decato, by a brother, Leo; by a sister, Bertha , and by a great grandson, Dylan Ornelas.

Calling hours will be held Thursday, November 20, 2008 from 6-8 PM at the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home 164 Pleasant Street Laconia using the Carriage House entrance.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Lakes Church 50 Washington Street, Lakeport on Friday, November 21, 2008 at 10:00 AM.

Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Health & Hospice, Inc., 780 North Main Street, Laconia, N.H. 03246.

The Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home & Cremation Services 164 Pleasant Street Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.

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