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Garner Funeral Service

10 Lawrence Ave, Potsdam, NY

OBITUARY

Diane C. Hayes

June 5, 1945March 9, 2020
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Diane Carol Hayes, age 74 of Parishville, passed away peacefully with her family by her side Monday March 9, 2020. She was born in Potsdam June 5, 1945, to Melvin & Nina Nelson. She graduated from Parishville-Hopkinton CSD in 1963.

Diane worked at Super Duper, the Clarkson Inn and Parishville-Hopkinton CSD. She provided daycare in her home for many children. Diane’s home was a home for so many people. She provided care for all her grandchildren and so many others. The happiest time of the day was school dismissal when her grandchildren and their many friends arrived daily to visit. They enjoyed her fresh baked cookies, brownies and snacks. Her dinner table always had room for extra people. Some kids came for dinner, some for over-night and many stayed for weeks. She was so proud of her family. Diane’s support, caring and love for family and friends are her legacy. She will always be with us.

Diane is survived by her husband of 55 years Jerry P. Hayes. They were married on April 4, 1964. They were married by Father Plante at St. Michael’s Church in Parishville. She is also survived by her son Jeffrey & Christina Hayes of Wadding River, Kevin & Cassie Hayes of Parishville, Steven Hayes of Parishville and her daughter Jane James of Parishville. Her brother David & Linda Nelson and sister Christina Caringi of Parishville. Diane is loved by her many grandchildren - Jacob, Hunter & Griffin Hayes - Kennedy, Kade & Luxi Hayes - Garrett & Alec Hayes - Ryan, Matthew & Jessica James. She was also survived by many nieces and nephews. Diane is also survived by her three step-sisters Nancy Savage of Bergen, N.Y., Fran Dorminey of Hawaii & Judy Ogle of Cordell, OK.

Family and friends may call at Garner’s Funeral Home, Potsdam on Thursday March 12, 2020 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 am Friday, March 13, 2020 at St. Mary’s Church, Potsdam with Rev. Stephen Rocker celebrant. The Christian burial will immediately follow at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Parishville.

Diane is predeceased by her father Melvin J. Nelson and her mother Martha (Nina) Nelson. Her son-in-law Jeff James and sister Bobby Jo Bastedo.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Parishville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad @ 6 Catherine Street, Parishville, New York 13672. Thoughts, memories and condolences can be shared @www.garnerfh.com.

  • DONATIONS

  • Parishville Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 12, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Friday, March 13, 2020
  • Burial Friday, March 13, 2020

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Gordon and Phyllis Shimmel

March 11, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. Diane was a very special lady who will be missed by so many.

Michelle Depuy

March 11, 2020

My best memory of Diane is literally eating multiple helpings of her home made Mac N Cheese. I told her it was the best I ever had and she freely shared the recipe and have been using it ever since. She was always positive and the care she had for others always shined through every day! We wish the family well and sorry for your loss.

Tom Trippany

March 11, 2020

Jerry and family:
I’m so sorry to here of Diane’s passing. I remember fondly our time working together. She was a kind, gentle, giving person who loved her family. I’m confident that she is in heaven. May God’s grace help sustain you during these difficult days. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Tom & Bonnie Trippany

Joan (Thaler) Dobbie

March 11, 2020

I am totally shocked. I had no idea she wasn't well. In my mind, Diane never changed. It was special to see her whenever I'd come back East. Anyhow, love to you Chris, Michael. Love and sorrow to all. My strongest memory is when we were all teens together. Diane could drive though, before Chris, Donna and I could. I have this memory of her driving fast (with us in the car of course, and it was dark out) in a parking lot. Maybe somewhere by the fire station? Not sure where. But fast screechy circles and we thought it was great fun, laughing and bouncing around and feeling so wild and happy and rebellious and beautiful. Life is fragile. I send love.

Randy and Deanna Page

March 10, 2020

Jerry and family, We are so sorry to learn of Diane's death. Diane made such a difference for Avery and North. They loved coming to see her after school and they would frequently talk about how Diane would let them have warm fresh baked cookies. We will continue to keep you all in our thoughts and prayers over these next days and weeks as we know how difficult this time will be for all of you. She was a wonderful woman and certainly made a positive difference in the lives of all of us.

Michelle Boots

March 10, 2020

Jerry and family
My condolences on the passing of your wife, mother, and grandmother. May she rest in peace

Betty LaBar

March 10, 2020

Jerry and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.Diane was a beautiful person always the same no matter when you saw her ,she will be missed by many

Patrick Hayes

March 10, 2020

Dear Aunt Diane, the love and kindness you showed for others was a true inspiration, the tireless caring and devotion to the ones you loved will never be forgotten. Rest in peace, your memories will live forever.

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