Diann Crawford

Obituary of Diann L. Crawford

Diann L. Crawford, 74, of the Farrell Road, Saranac, died Sunday, October 20, 2019 at her home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of the North Country.

She was born in Hanover, New Hampshire, January 7, 1945, the daughter of Edward and Annabelle (Farrell) DuBray. Diann grew up in Saranac, attended Salaz Academy and graduated from Saranac High School in 1962. In 1963, she graduated from Spencer Business School in Schenectady.

Diann began working as a stenographer at Clinton Correctional Facility before joining the Saranac Central School District in 1969, retiring in 2004. She was also the Census Taker for the school district 1988-90.

She was an active member of the Church of the Assumption parish.

Diann enjoyed gardening, crocheting, knitting, but her true love was time with her family especially watching her grandsons play sports. She never missed any of their games; spending hours on the bleachers or sidelines cheering on her three favorite athletes.

Left to cherish the memory of Diann are, her two daughters and sons-in-law, Julie and Lynn Strack of Saranac, and Jacolyn and Darren Utzler of Schuyler Falls; her siblings, Carol Sears and husband Lawrence of Waddington, and Jacolyn DuBray of Saranac; sister-in-law, Beverly DuBray of Peru; her grandchildren, Christopher Strack and wife Holly of Cadyville, Mason Utzler and companion Jeanna Manning of Canton and Daniel Utzler of Schuyler Falls; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter, Joan Crawford, October 16, 1981; and her brother, Edward DuBray, January 2, 2017.

Relatives and friends are invited to offer condolences to the family, October 26, 2019 from 10 to 11 AM at St. Alexander's Church in Morrisonville. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 AM with Rev. Scott R. Seymour, parish priest, celebrating. Committal prayers and burial will follow in the Church of the Assumption Cemetery in Redford.

Donations in her memory may be made to Hospice of the North Country.

Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, 643-9055.