Obituary of Diane Mary Smith Macpherson
Diane spent her childhood years in Colonie. She often shared stories of riding her bike with friends, ice skating, swimming, watching her father from the tracks as he engineered the New York Central Railroad from Albany to Syracuse, and taking the bus downtown to attend social events with friends. Diane was a graduate of Vincentian Institute in Albany, Class of 1956, attending on a full academic scholarship for her achievements at Blessed Sacrament School. After graduation, Diane worked for more than 30 years as an Administrative Assistant and eventually a Software Trainer for the NYS Office of Mental Health.
Diane was a devout Catholic and was an active communicant of Our Lady of Mercy in Colonie and St. Mary’s Church in Crescent. She, like her father, was an avid Brooklyn Dodgers fan, and eventually became a Yankees fan. She often traveled with friends to attend games in New York City, Baltimore, and spring training in Florida. Diane also enjoyed spending time on the beaches of Rhode Island and Cape Cod. She loved reading mystery novels and enjoyed music, especially Broadway show tunes and early rock and roll music, like Fats Domino, Chubby Checker, and crooners such as Johnny Mathis.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday December 8, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s of Crescent Church located at 86 Church Hill Road, in Waterford NY 12188.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Diane Smith Macpherson, please visit Tribute Store
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS
In Loving Memory
Diane Smith Macpherson
1938 - 2023
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