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Clarence Edward “Buckeye” Decato

Canaan, N.H. — Clarence Edward “Buckeye” Decato, passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at Genesis Eldercare, after a long illness. He celebrated his 90th birthday last July. He was the oldest son of Charles and Irene Decato, of Canaan, and he lived in Canaan all his life, aside from two years served in the Air Force. After his military discharge he married Eva Monroe, also of Canaan, and the couple had three children.

His hobbies included: hunting, fishing, gardening, and picking wild berries. Clarence was a great hunter, and provided his family with a varied diet of wild delicacies. He was a self-employed logger, Christmas tree farmer, sheep farmer, and Manager of Clark Hill Sugar House for many years, as well as caretaker for several local estates. He was forced to early retirement after sustaining permanent brain damage in a motor vehicle accident in 1978, from which his wife Eva and daughter Sarah recovered.

He leaves behind his wife Eva of 65 years; son, Barry; two daughters, Sharon Weaver and Sarah Bisbee, all of Canaan; four grandchildren; Heather Ryan of Lebanon, N.H., Stephen, Joshua and James Bisbee all of Canaan; and one great-granddaughter, Caitlyn Ryan, of Lebanon; two sisters, Elizabeth Robbins of Canaan and Phyllis Lee of Manchester, N.H. He was predeceased by four brothers and three sisters.

There will be no services.