CLIFTON PARK - Diane M. Bertrand, 78, of D&R Village and longtime resident of Mechanicville, died Friday, September 6th at Saratoga Hospital after a short illness. Born in Mechanicville on April 13, 1941, daughter of the late Wallace and Lorraine Dyer Bertrand, she was a 1959 graduate of Mechanicville High School.
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Diane spent many years working for various departments of New York State as a data entry specialist. Most recently, she enjoyed being a home health aide for Home Instead Senior Care, assisting those in need on a daily basis.
At home, she enjoyed doing crafts, gardening and any kind of needlework. Quilting, knitting and sewing, among other hobbies kept her busy. Diane would open her doors to her daughter’s friends and was considered a second mom to many of them. She was never too busy to welcome them into her home and her heart. She was always kept company by her feline companion “Cookie”.
Survivors include her children, son John Salisbury of Fort Edward, daughters Darcie(James) Henderson of Schaghticoke and Rachel Salisbury of Mechanicville, grandchildren Jennifer, Shaun and Meaghan Salisbury, Nicole Meyers, Jamie Henderson and great grandchildren Josh and Jordan Salisbury, Blakely Henderson and Cassidy, Aleena and Jacob Myers.
Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Saratoga Hospital Foundation, 211 Church St., Saratoga Springs, 12866 in loving memory of Diane M. Bertrand.