With heavy hearts we announce on Sunday June 14, 2020 @ 12:30pm the passing of Diane Martin in Orlando, Florida. She passed peacefully after a long battle with Lung Cancer.
She was married to David J Martin in September 1969, she is survived by husband David and two children, Nichole and Chad.On October 25, 1946 Diane was born in Fulton, NY. Daughter of late Betty and August Paternoster. Her siblings Darlene Frey Dunsmoor, Tom Frey, Tim Frey of Oswego, NY and David Paternoster of Jacksonville, Fl. survive her.
Diane grew up in and attended Oswego High School where she was Senior Homecoming queen and noted as a leader. Thereafter she was employed at GE in Syracuse, as a young mother worked at McDonough, McCormack and Wright as an insurance agent followed by employment at Parents of Children with Special needs and Diment Construction.
Being a mother was where she shined, whether it was her children or another that needed a kind word or impartial ear, she was a fierce advocate of her family and cherished her lifelong friends. In her retirement years she spent her time in her homes in Oswego, NY and in Orlando, Fl.
Celebration of Life will be held in Oswego, NY. Due to Covid restrictions, time and location TBD. Announcements will be made via Facebook at a later date. Family would like to thank everyone for their well wishes & prayers and requests that in leu of any flowers or gifts please consider donating to American Cancer Society.