Welch, Diane F. BALLSTON LAKE Diane F. "GrandDi" Welch, 62 of Cass Court, died on Sunday, October 10, 2021, suddenly at Albany Medical Center Hospital. She was born on August 16, 1959, in Niskayuna, and was the beloved daughter of Roenell Welch of Greenfield Center and the late Mary E. McCormick Welch. Diane had been the executive assistant for John G. Waite Associates, PLLC in Albany. Earlier, she had worked for Alpha Geoscience of Clifton Park. Diane loved the outdoors and was known to go kayaking, hiking, bungee jumping or camping. She was a great quilter, making items for her family, close friends, and the needy. She loved to bake and being in nature. Diane was an active communicant of Corpus Christi Church in Ushers. She was known as "GrandDi" to many, especially her little ones. She was the devoted mother of Paul J. Severence (Jennifer) of Watervliet, Mary Ellen Malo (Tony) of Waterford, Heather Severence of Saratoga Springs and her daughter Jennifer; sister of Kenneth Welch of Malta, Carol Ryan (Dale Grimes) of Malta, Susan Genevick (Frank) of Stillwater and Florida and the late Robert and Bruce Welch; and cherished "GrandDi" of Aaron Lynch, Aidan Severence, Jonathan Malo, Michaela Barrett and Douglas Murray. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Her funeral will be held on Monday at 9 a.m. in the Corpus Christ Church in Ushers, where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Calling hours will be from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday in the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Rte. 9, Clifton Park. Interment will be in Kateri Meadows in the Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Niskayuna. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kateri Wild Flower Fund or Corpus Christi Church. For online condolences, please visit Gordoncemerickfuneralhome.com
Published by Albany Times Union on Oct. 15, 2021.