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Diane M. Finley

OGDENSBURG-Funeral services for Diane M. Finley, 58, of Ogdensburg will be private.  Mrs. Finley died on Sunday evening, August 26, 2018, at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family and following a long and courageous battle with cancer.   

Arrangements are under the direction of LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home, Ogdensburg.

Diane M. Finley was born on February 21, 1960, in Ogdensburg.  She was the daughter of Joseph and Barbara ( Myers) Havens Jr.  She was a 1978 graduate of Heuvelton Central School.  She went on to Study at SUNY Canton and earned her A.A.S. degree in Early Childhood Education from SUNY Potsdam.  On August 16, 1990, she married Ronald R. Finley in the Town of Lisbon.   She later went on to earn her B.A. in Social Services.  Diane worked as a Teacher for Ogdensburg Head Start for the past 30 years.  

Diane enjoyed cooking, gardening, spending time at their camp at Lake Pleasant but most of all she loved taking care of and spending time with her loving family.  

Diane is survived by her husband Ronald Finley, her children; Ashley Putney and her husband Jon of Heuvelton,  Zachary Finley and his companion Julie Spooner of Heuvelton and her grandchildren; Ross and Abigail Putney. She is survived by her mother Barbara Havens of Ogdensburg, her brother Christopher Havens and his wife Mary Anne of Texas and her sister Carol Blackburn and her husband Dave of Syracuse.  She also survived by her Mother and Father-in-law Maynard and Carol Finley.  Many nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive her.

She was predeceased by her father, Joseph Havens.

Donations in Diane’s memory may be made to the Richard E. Winter Cancer 5 Lyon Place Ogdensburg, NY 13669.



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So very sorry to hear of Dianes passing. My sincere condolences to her family. I have many fond memories of Diane from my childhood, I used to love going to her family home and playing in the old schoolhouse. R.I.P. Diane

Joanne (Dodd) Duprey Sep 12 2018 12:00 AM

Ron, Ashley, Zach, Aunt Barbara, Carol, Chris and all your loving family: Out deepest condolences. Diane was a very sweet and loving person. We are very sorry for her loss at such a young age. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We hope you can find some peace in this very troubling time. Lean on your family...we are all always here. Love always, Susan, Lance, Lily and Amanda Corrice

Susan Corrice Sep 1 2018 12:00 AM

Diane was a very patient, kind, and optimistic teacher who devoted herself to children and families of Headstart. She is a good example for future teachers. She will be missed by all of us.

Bruce Kenna Aug 31 2018 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear of Dianes passing. Always loved seeing her. She will be missed by all who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all through this difficult time.

Rob and Ann (Wainwright) Erwin Aug 29 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Diane Finley

Scott and Kari Eggleston Aug 29 2018 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss - prayers for your family at this difficult time...

Scott and Lisa Sargent and Family Aug 28 2018 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers to your family at this difficult time.

Tom and Lisa Woodward Aug 28 2018 12:00 AM

Ron, Ashley, and Zac. We are sorry to hear the sad news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

Sue and Dave Fishel Aug 28 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Diane. She was a beautiful and sweet person. I didn't know she was ill till I read this. I have a lot of fond memories of her in High School when she hung around with Angie Bush and some of the other girls. Fly high Diane, there is no pain now. Love Linda Johnson Wood and Butch.

Linda Wood Aug 28 2018 12:00 AM

A Dignity in White Pedestal Arrangement was sent on August 28, 2018

We send our love and condolences Mike, Emily, Steven, Jessica, Matthew and Stephanie

Expression of Sympathy Aug 28 2018 12:00 AM

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