Diane M. Shaw
FUNERAL HOME
M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home - South Glen Falls
136 Main Street
South Glens Falls, NY

Diane M. Shaw

SARATOGA - Diane M. Shaw, resident of Wesley Health Care Center on Lawrence Street in Saratoga Springs passed away Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at the age of 63. She was the daughter of Pauline Shaw and Robert Shaw.

Diane lived at Wesley Health Care Center for 33 years and had many wonderful caregivers over the years who truly loved her and enjoyed her sense of humor. Even in some of the toughest times Diane was always able to smile and give a thumbs up or a finger wave. She was very loved by many.

Even though Diane wasn't able to communicate in the typical way she never had any trouble making people understand what she had to say, and she clearly had a lot to say. Diane was very courageous and had a very strong will to live which she demonstrated many times over the years following her accident in 1986.

Diane was an avid animal lover who enjoyed cats, calm dogs and watching horse racing on television. The animals seemed to sense her calm and gentle manner. Diane also was fond of playing cards and games. She especially relished winning which she most always did. She took pleasure in celebrating the holidays and decorated her room with gusto. Diane was a vivacious woman who brought much joy to those who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Diane is survived by her mother and father; brother Doug Shaw (Sylvia); sister Janie Cornell (Alan); niece Terri Mahanor (Mike) of Eaton, NH, (Elizabeth, Emily, Mitchel, and Anna); nephew Jeff Shaw (Debbie) of Gansevoort, (Blaine and Angelia, Karley, and McKenna of Salem; Brenden and Katie of Ft. Edward); niece Wendy Loftus of Gansevoort (Jonathan, Nicolas and David); niece Cindy (Chad) Prevost of Palm Harbor, FL (Matthew and Denisse (Aria), Larissa and Dustin).

Visiting hours for the family will be on Friday, November 12, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 136 Main Street, South Glens Falls.

A funeral service will be conducted following the calling hour at the funeral home.

Burial will be at the Gansevoort Cemetery following the service.

Donations in Diane's memory may be given to the Fortsville Methodist Church UMW (United Methodist Women), 402 Fortsville Road, Gansevoort, NY 12831 or to Wesley Health Care Enrichment Fund, 131 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

To view Diane's Book of Memories and post online condolences please visit kilmerfuneralhome.com.


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Janie, So sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers to you & your family.
Barbara Allen
Friend
November 18, 2021
Sorry to hear of Diane's passing.I loved her very much when I lived in park dantoine before her accident. She spent a couple of Christmas with us my daughter Jamiee just loved her always. RIP Diane.you will be missed dearly
Nancy Brill
Friend
November 12, 2021
I´m so sorry for the loss of your sister, Janie and family.
Lori Andrews Carpenter
Other
November 12, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. Diane always knew how to make me laugh. I remember her as a little girl with with smile that could melt any heart! Love and prayers
Linda Salerno
Friend
November 11, 2021
20 years of memories .Happy times and whispered secrets.Laughs as well as tears.Reading each other´s minds.Thank you for being in my life.Be at peace and pain free.God Bless
Mary Labombard
Friend
November 11, 2021
Diane my heart broke when i heard of your passing, you were my first client and we had alot of laughs and card games and trying to do arts and crafts, i will miss you, many hugs to your family
Lindsey
November 11, 2021
Condolences for all the family. I am so sorry for your loss .
Helen Potter
November 11, 2021
Diane was one of the first people that I met when I started working in 2003. She and I shared many a laugh through the years. I am so saddened and will always remember her smile and grace. Know that Diane is in my thoughts.
Patti Beattie
Work
November 11, 2021
I will miss playing cards with you, you always won but we always laughed! I will miss you!
Jessica meaker
November 11, 2021
So sorry to hear the passing of Diane. She was always a great friend. Her smile was contagious. Sending prayers to her family.
Lynn Straight
Friend
November 11, 2021
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