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Diane J. Whitman

Mrs. Whitman

Mrs. Diane J. Whitman, age 72, of Gloversville, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at St. Johnsville Rehab & Nursing Home, St Johnsville.

She was born September 10, 1947, in Cranston, RI, the daughter of the late John and Ellen Briggs Schadeck. She was employed for over 20 years by Nathan Littauer Nursing Home where she enjoyed being a caregiver. She treated all of the residents as her own family. She loved watching her movies and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Diane is survived by two children, Carol Silveira and Toni DeSimone (Jim); a brother, Fred Schadeck; two sisters, Evelyn Dentin and Ellen Licciardi; four grandchildren, Frank Silveira (Lauren), Donald Silveira, Salvatore DeSimone and Sofia DeSimone; two great-grandchildren, Declan Silveira and Daphne Silveira; as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Donald W. Whitman in 2001; and a son-in-law, Frank Silveira in 2017; as well as several brothers and sisters.

Private services will take place at the convenience of the family.

Interment will take place in the spring at Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Alzheimer’s Association Northeastern New York, 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, Gloversville.

Online condolences to the family may be made at www.brbsfuneral.com.