Dianne G. Free­man

The Record (Troy, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

AL­BANY - Dianne Grant Free­man, age 85. passed away on Novem­ber 10. 2017 in Al­bany, NY. where she resided at The Ma­gary Res­i­dence

Dianne was born in Oneonta. NY to Don­ald and Miriam Grant. and lived in the Cap­i­tal District for more than 55 years. re-sid­ing in Al­bany, Troy, and then 35 years in Sand Lake. be­fore re­turn­ing to Al­bany in 2014. Sum­mers were spent at the fam­ily cot­tage at Tiroga Point in Ti­cond-eroga on Lake Ge­orge.

A class of 1950 gradu-ate of The Milne School in Al­bany, she at­tended Connecticut Col­lege. and grad­u­ated SONY Oneonta with a teach­ing de­gree. She taught el­e­men­tary grades prior to hav­ing chil­dren.

Or­ga­ni­za­tions for which she vol­un­teered in­cluded the League of Women Vot-ers. the Rens­se­laer County Co­op­er­a­tive Ex­ten­sion where she served as a Cor-nell Co­op­er­a­tive Ex­ten­sion trained Master Gar­dener. and the Sand Lake His­tori-cal So­ci­ety. Her pas­sions and in­ter­ests in gar­den-ing. culi­nary de­lights. trav-el. and com­mu­nity were com­monly pur­sued with friends through­out her life.

She was a mem­ber of Con-gre­ga­tion Berith Sholom in troy. in ear­lier years she served in the Tem­ples Sis-ter­hood, and worked in the li­brary.

Dianne was mar­ried to and pre­ceded in death by her lov­ing husband of 48 years, Wil­liam “Bill” Free­man. They met on an ice skat­ing rink in Oneonta, while he was a stu­dent at Hartwick Col­lege. They were mar­ried in Frank­furt, Ger­many, where Bill served in the U.S. Army.

Dianne was pre­ceded in death by sis­ter, Nancy Gibbons, and brother, Quentin Grant.

She is beloved mother of An­drea E. Free­man (Rolf May) of La Mesa, CA, Stephen K. Free­man (Ly­dia) of Tro­phy Club, TX, and Joseph D. Free­man of San Pe­dro, CA. She is lov­ing grand­mother of Stephen’s chil­dren, Ha­ley and Trevor, and cher­ished law of Bar­bara Free­man Hen­ri­etta, NY.

A me­mo­rial ser­vice will be held at the Levine Me­mo­rial Chapel, 649 Wash-in­g­ton Ave., Al­bany on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 16, 2017, at 11:00am fol­lowed by in­ter­ment at Berith Sholom Ceme­tery in Troy.

In lieu of flow­ers, one wish­ing to honor her mem­ory may con­sider con­levine­memo­ri­alchapel.com trib­ut­ing to World Wildlife Fund, WAMC North­east Pub­lic Ra­dio, Sand Lake Historical So­ci­ety, or the char­ity of their choice.

For di­rec­tions or to leave a con­do­lence mes­sage for the fam­ily, please visit

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