COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, MI – Diane Frances Miller Mazoway aged 81, of White Lake, MI, formerly of Albany, passed away on Monday, December 10, 2018. Diane was born in Albany and lived there most of her life until moving to Michigan 2 years ago. She was a graduate of the Cathedral Academy, and of Maria College, and worked hard throughout her life providing a strong family home for her son. She was employed by the United Way for several years, and was later employed with the State of New York at the Capital District Psychiatric Center, retiring as a Benefits Administrator. Diane loved history, and volunteered as a tour guide at Historic Cherry Hill in Albany. She also loved food, especially Italian food, and she loved it best when sharing meals with family and friends.
Diane lost her beloved husband William J. Mazoway in 1975. She joins him now in eternal life and will be laid to rest beside him. She is survived by her son Jeff Mazoway (Wendy) of Commerce Township, MI; her sister Patricia Canabush of Albany; her grandchildren Zachary and Marisa Mazoway; her sister-in-law Rose Miller of Schenectady; and by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Archie A. and Mary J. Miller; her siblings Beatrice, Archie Jr., Thomas, and Ronald Miller.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home Thursday December 20th from 4-7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Friday December 21st at 8:15 am, and from there services to All Saints Catholic Church, 16 Homestead St., Albany (behind CVS) to begin at 9 AM. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Click here to view Diane’s resting place in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands, NY.
So sorry for your loss Jeff. I always enjoyed coming to your house at Christmas and sharing ,Uncle Ron had your father Bill as best man at our wedding we all had a good time. Your mom also made our wedding cake I appreciate all she did I bet you didn’t know that !! Just thought I share. God bless she’ll be missed.
I met Diane when she arrived at the Neighborhoods of White Lake where I volunteer weekly with my therapy dog, Willow. Diane adored Willow and I adored Diane. Time spent with her was always the highlight of my visit at the Neighborhoods. I enjoyed listening to stories of her childhood, especially the one about her dog Pal who fell out of a window and survived with no injury.. She had a spark to her and always asked me questions about what was going on in my life. When I learned that she was in the hospital last week, I paid a visit to her there. It saddened me to see the decline that had quickly occurred. Perhaps I should have realized that it would be my last time with her. I didn’t however and found myself in tears when I learned of her passing. She will be greatly missed as someone special who touched my heart.
My condolences to you. I hope that you find comfort in your memories and peace in your pain.
With warm regards,
Our condolences Jeff on the loss of your mother. We lived across the street from you on Acorn Ave. Your mother and father were very nice neighbors. God Bless, Gene & Kathy Farnan & Family
Very sorry for your loss, my condolence to you and the family
Jeff so sorry for your loss aunt Diane. I’ll surely miss are talks we used to have together.may she rest in peace now
She’s with all her loved ones now
Sincerely your niece Chris
Jeff and family,
I was so sorry to read the news of your Mom’s death this morning. I know how much she loved Cherry Hill and we loved her. I’m no longer there, but will share the news with the CH family. Loved spending time with her on many a Saturday shift. She spoke of you often, Jeff. Thinking of you at this difficult time. –Liselle LaFrance