OGDENSBURG -- Funeral services for Diane D. Fitzgerald, age 72, will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018, at 1:00 PM at St. Mary’s Cathedral with Rev. F. James Shurtleff officiating. Calling hours will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018, from 10:30 AM to 12:30PM prior to funeral services at Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg. Diane passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at her home.
Diane is survived by her husband, Jim Fitzgerald, of Ogdensburg; two sons, Chris Fitzgerald of Ogdensburg and Jody Fitzgerald and his fiancé Jayme Smith, of Waddington, NY and daughter, Leah Thompson, of Ogdensburg; grandchildren, Bianca Bjork, Nathan, Sarah, Tristen, Natalie, Aidan and Charlie Fitzgerald, Own Thompson and Tanner Smith; her puppy, Sophie and cats, Peek-A-Boo and Tuffy. Diane was predeceased by her brother, Leslie Bastien; and two sisters, Marie Barr and Catherine Czelada.
Diane was born on August 28, 1945, in Ogdensburg, the daughter of Chester M. and Frances H. (Fisher) Bastien. She attended Ogdensburg Free Academy. She started dating Jim in high school in 1959, marrying him on July 2, 1962 at St. Mary’s Cathedral with Father Kulakowski officiating. Diane worked at Mitel for thirteen years. She owned and operated the Country Store in Lisbon until 1995. Later she and her family owned and operated Fitzy’s Tavern in Ogdensburg.
Diane enjoyed going to the casino with her friends, cooking and crafts.
Donations may be made in Diane’s memory to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 500, Chicago, Illinois 60611 and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Online condolences may be made at www.fraryfuneralhome.com/obituaries.