William George Decker, 76, of Hamden, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford.  He was the beloved husband of the late Anna Jean Cerino Decker for 49 years until her passing in May of this year.  William was born in New Haven on June 7, 1942 and was the son of the late Charles W.  and Rita Vincelette Decker.  He served his country faithfully in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War.  William was a driver for the former Chieppo Bus Company, then for American Medical Response and later for My Ride until his retirement; he enjoyed driving and his handle was “General”.  Father of Scott and the late Shawn Decker.  Brother of Lucille Tuttle, Marge DelVecchio and the late Audrey Decker, Charles W. Decker, Jr. and Gloria Hanks. 

Family and friends are invited to meet directly at the Office of St. Lawrence Cemetery, 280 Derby Avenue, West Haven on Wednesday morning, Nov. 21st at 9:45 to follow the funeral procession to the graveside for a 10:00 service with full military honors.  There will be no visiting hours. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the CT Hospice, Inc., 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT  06405. The North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue has been entrusted with the arrangements