Marion F. DecoteauxAugust 31, 1926 ~ May 23, 2021 (age 94)
Marion Decoteaux passed away peacefully on May 23, 2021 at Evergreen House Health Center, she was 94 years old.
Marion F. Decoteaux (Bloom) was born in Portland, Maine on August 31, 1926. She was the daughter of Florence W. Fergurson Bloom of Kennebunk, ME and Walter W. Bloom born in Finland, he traveled the world on tall ships, settling in New England. Marion was the wife of the late Louis T. Decoteaux. Marion and Louis married in 1946, they met in Providence when Lou returned home after serving in WWII. They were happily married for 64 years, had four children and lived in South Attleboro. Marion worked part-time while caring for her family. Marion loved her family above all else, she was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
Marion had many interests. She enjoyed swimming, water aerobics and fitness classes at the YMCA. In retirement she attended RI College and CCRI taking various courses, mostly studying art, she loved to paint. She became a resident of Evergreen House Health Center in 2017 in order to be with her daughter, Carol, who was disabled in 2015 and a resident at Evergreen. Marion was very active at Evergreen participating in painting and craft classes, attending concerts and all events offered, she was witty and enjoyed spending time with her daughters and frequent visitors. Marion was a member of Newman Congregational Church, and before that a very active member of Pawtucket Congregational Church. Her church-life was extremely important to her, and her faith sustained her throughout her life.
Marion was sadly preceded in death by her daughter, Carol Decoteaux (6/4/2020), and sons Edward Decoteaux (7/1/2020) and Steven Decoteaux (6/11/2015). She is survived by her loving daughter Diane Poirier and her husband Ed of North Attleboro, her grand-daughter, Keri Decoteaux of Burrillville, great grand-sons James and Elijah and her grand-son Clayton Decoteaux and his wife Melissa of West Palm Beach, FL. Marion will be laid to rest with her husband (and daughter, Carol, a veteran) at Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Exeter, RI.
Her Service of Remembrance & Thanksgiving will be held Friday, May 28, 2021 at 10:00 am at Newman Congregational Church, 100 Newman Avenue, Rumford. Please note that the service will take place outdoors on the church property with a tent for shelter in the event of inclement weather. Social distancing with masks are required.
Arrangements are in the care of the Home of J.H. WILLIAMS & CO., 210 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, RI.