Diana Isabel Marlette

1924 - 2019

MT. VISION – Diana Isabel Marlette, a kind and caring person, passed away peacefully March 19, 2019, (just 12 days before her 95th birthday) at her home in Mt. Vision. 

She was born in New Lisbon, a daughter of John K. Harrington and Agatha Telfer Harrington. She grew up on a farm where her grandparents were all within a 2-mile radius. She was active in the 4-H Club which she continued as a leader of in her adult life. After graduating from Hartwick High School in 1941 Diana went on to study Home Economics at Morrisville Agricultural and Technical College, graduating in 1943. With World War II underway, she and many of her classmates wanted to help with the war effort, so she went to Schenectady to do her part as a “Rosie the Riveter” and worked as a welder at General Electric. 

She married Howard S. Marlette October 7, 1945, at the Christian Church in Hartwick. They had a dairy farm in South Hartwick where they brought up their three daughters. Diana was very involved in community activities like 4-H, Home Bureau, the Rebekahs and the Mt. Vision United Methodist Church. She continually helped out family and friends. One of her favorite activities has always been chatting with people. She and Howard had several opportunities to travel, which brought them a lot of good memories. 

When Diana was 87 years old, she welcomed her first great grandchild. Within 18 months she had five great grandchildren. Two more have been added and they have all given her much joy. 

She was predeceased by her husband, Howard; two sisters and their husbands, Thelma and Kenneth Lally and Hilda and Joseph Tamas; and a brother-in-law, Kendall Marlette. 

She leaves many friends; three daughters and their husbands, Cheryl and Arne Christensen of LaGrangeville, Mary and James Crouthamel of Mt. Vision and Jeanne and Richard Stalker of Clinton Corners; six grandchildren and their spouses, Eric and Allison Christensen of Center Moriches, Mark and Sandi Christensen of Pleasant Valley, Kerri and Damian Ercole of Chester, New Jersey, Kelly Crouthamel and Jeff Hennie of North Arlington, New Jersey, John and Linda Stalker of Millbrook, and Michael and Kristin Stalker of Albany; seven great grandchildren, Sophie Stalker, Jaxson and Riley Ercole, Thomas Stalker, Cole and Knox Christensen and Cameron Hennie; a sister-in-law, Bernice Marlette; and many nephews, nieces and cousins.

Friends may call and pay their respects at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown, from 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2019, when Diana’s family will be in attendance.

A funeral service will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday, March, 23, 2019, at the Mount Vision United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Richard D. Howard, pastor officiating. 

Burial will be later this Spring in the Mt. Vision Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army of Oneonta, 25 River Street, Oneonta, NY 13820, or the Association for Vision Rehabilitation and Employment (AVRE), 174 Court Street, Binghamton, NY 13901, or the Hartwick Emergency Squad, PO Box 208, Hartwick, NY 13348, or the Mt. Vision United Methodist Church, PO Box 576, Mt. Vision, NY 13810. 

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown. 

If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.