Diane Fitch


Diane Jean Fitch, 74, of Downsville, passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family following a long battle with cancer.

Born May 9, 1946 in Long Beach, she was a daughter of the late Elmo and Fides Simicich Giuricich.

Diane worked as an x-ray technician at various facilities through her career until her retirement. She loved being out in nature especially enjoying the beauty of a mountain range, loved to travel with her children when they were younger to various locations and was a wonderful cook, her family and friends always looking forward to her Christmas lasagna. Most of all, she loved spending time with her beloved grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughter Jeanmaire Fitch; grandchildren Hunter Fitch, Cody Closs, Ashleigh Closs, Megan Closs, Sara Closs, Linzy Closs, Kyle Fitch and Gabriella Fitch. 

Beside her parents, Diane is predeceased by a son Scott A. Fitch.

A service to celebrate Diane’s life will be held at a day and time to be announced by the family.

Memorial donations in Diane’s memory may be made to Helios Care, 297 River Street Service Road, Suite 1, Oneonta, NY 13820.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Courtney Funeral Home, Walton. To leave a message for Diane’s family, visit her online tribute at www.courtneyfh.com.


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