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Diane F. Lane

August 14, 2023

Diane F.Diane Lane Lane, 72, Dexter, passed away Monday, August 14, 2023, at her home under the care of her loving family and Hospice of Jefferson County.

Diane was born in Watertown January 5, 1951, daughter of Enrico "Henry" and Caroline (Castro) DiMinico. She attended St. Anthony's School and was a 1969 graduate of Watertown High School. On August 28, 1971 she married the love of her life Jack J. Lane at St. Anthony's Church with Fr. Joseph Conti officiating.

She retired as a Senior Account Clerk for the NYS Department of Transportation in March 2002 after 32 years of service to the state. She was a communicant of both Immaculate Conception Church, Brownville and St. Anthony's Church, Watertown. Diane enjoyed cooking, baking - especially Italian cookies, knitting, crocheting, and gardening. She loved the holidays and giving selflessly to others. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Diane treasured her family and every moment that she spent with them. She enjoyed spending time at the family cottage on Guffins Bay and attending her children's and grandchildren's events.

Along with her husband, Jack, Diane is survived by three daughters, Tina M. Lane, Pulaski, Lisa A. Polatas and husband Rick, Brownville, and Jaclyn M. Wilson and husband Josh, Dexter; son, Jack J. Lane III, Dexter; three grandchildren, Thomas Dupee, Buffalo, Caroline Polatas, Brownville, and Jack Wilson, Dexter; brother, Rick DiMinico Jr., FL; sister Anita M. DiMinico, Watertown; one aunt, several nieces and nephews, and numerous cousins.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Thursday, August 17, from 4 - 7 PM. A prayer service will be at the funeral home on Friday, August 18, at noon followed by the funeral mass celebrated at 1 PM at St. Anthony's Church, Watertown. Burial will be in Dexter Cemetery. Online condolences to Diane's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.The family would like to express their gratitude to Hospice for their care and devotion to Diane, especially her nurse, Donna. In lieu of flowers donations in her name may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.


#14 JAN ARNO 2023-08-24 00:43
Jack and Family-I am so sorry for your loss.I happened to be away and was just told about Diane.I know she was a great Mom,Wife and all around great woman.She is in your hearts and the memories never fade.Again I am at lost for words but know I am thinking of you all. Jan Madill Arno
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#13 Christina Liberatos 2023-08-21 20:36
I was saddened to hear of Diane's passing. She was quiet and reserved but lovely and friendly, and just a good, good person !! I hope the memories and love bring much comfort and solace to her family.
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#12 Jon Castro 2023-08-21 14:00
Jack my sincere condolences and sympathies to you and yand the girls. I know Diane put up a valiant fight. We were fortunate not to lose my sister to the same awful disease. I am currently in Maryland but I want you to know oh sorry I was.
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#11 Fred & Judy Angel 2023-08-17 14:57
Jack and Family,
We are so sorry to read of Diane's passing. Our sincere condolences to all of you. May fond memories of her help all of you at this difficult time. Heaven has certainly gained an Angel!
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#10 John Cook 2023-08-17 10:26
Jack and family, my sincere condolences on Diane’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
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#9 Leah Beckwith 2023-08-17 08:17
The Lane family,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending prayers and hugs.

God bless you all,
Leah (Peckham) Beckwith
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#8 John Phelps 2023-08-17 07:29
very sorry for your loss.
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#7 Teresa Stinson 2023-08-17 07:16
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Diane was a wonderful lady and had a very kind soul. Keep those special memories close to your hearts
Love Tootie and Denny
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#6 Jayme Spearnock 2023-08-16 14:58
Jack and Family,
So sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathy.
Jayme and Bruce
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#5 Patricia Gravelle 2023-08-16 11:42
I am so sorry to hear of Diane’s passing. I knew her from work. She was a lovely kind girl.
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