10/5/2020 – Dianne E. Calkins, LaFargeville

Dianne E. Calkins, 79, died Saturday, October 3rd, at Upstate Medical University.

There will be a graveside committal service on Saturday, October10th,  at 3pm, at Grove Cemetery in LaFargeville. Calling hours will be held Saturday as well from Noon until 2pm at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton. Masks and social distancing will be required.

Dianne was born February 18th, 1941, in Plattsburgh, the daughter of Clayton and Eleanor Fleury Calkins. She graduated from Chazy Central Rural School and also attended William Miner Agricultural College through the Cornell Cooperative Extension. She received an Associates Degree from Jefferson Community College.

A marriage ended in divorce.

She worked as an Office Assistant for the Jefferson County District Attorneys Office.

Diane volunteered at the LaFargeville Library and was very active in the Outreach program.

She enjoyed sewing, had a great sense of style, she was always well dressed and her home was a cozy haven for her and her family. Most of all she cherished her Grandchildren and great grandchildren. They were her pride and joy.

Surviving are five children; daughter Donna (James) Gadue of Rousses Point; sons, Mark (Laurie) Wilson of Half Moon, N.Y., Robert Wilson of Edwards, Peter (Sheryl) Wilson of LaFargeville, and Timothy Wilson of Theresa; ten grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one brother, Elliot “Sonny” Calkins of Florida; nieces and nephews.

Two brother and two sisters died before her.

Donations can be made in her name to T.I.E.R.S., P.O. Box 524, Clayton, N.Y. 13624 and Grove Cemetery Association, 20173 County Route 181, LaFargeville, N.Y. 13656.


  1. Bonnie Shafer Posted

    Will be missed. she was a very special person
    enjoyed working with her at Orlean outreach

  2. Linda (Seller) Butler Posted

    To Donna, Mark, Bobby, Peter, Tim and your families: It’s never easy to lose a parent, no matter how old you are. I have wonderful memories of your Mom. My love and prayers are with you all as you grieve her loss.

  3. Sonya (Lapp) Holloway Posted

    I went to JCC with Dianne. She was always so nice and funny. It was her that I started to like eating brown rice! Condolences to her family.

  4. Jill Bach Posted

    I am very sorry for the loss of your mother. I will miss her and always remember what a genuine and sweet lady she was. Her and her very good friend Lynette would come to the salon together and then treat themselves to a special lunch, usually a trip to the Mustard Seed Cafe. Sincerely, her hairdresser, Jill Bach.

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