Diane Velardi

Obituary of Diane L. Velardi

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DIANE L. VELARDI Latham-Diane L. Velardi, 72 of Latham, entered into eternal life on Monday November 29, 2021 at her home in Latham. Born in Buffalo, on November 15, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Ruth (Keen) Tiedman. She was a dispatcher, employed by the Colonie Police Department for many years, retiring in 2009 and was the recipient of the distinguished service award in 1989 and 1991. While working for the police department she helped establish the Booboo bear program, one the first domestic violence programs within the department. Diane was a honorary lifetime member of the Latham-Colonie #3394 Columbiettes. She was a member of the A.P.C.O. and a lifelong fan of the Buffalo Bills. Survivors include her loving children Michael (Denise) Velardi and Brett Velardi, her sister Susan Anderson, her cherished grandchildren Kaitlyn Velardi, Shane Velardi and Riley Poole, she is also survived by her aunt Doris Dudek. Funeral services will be held Sunday December 5, 2021 at 3:00 pm in the Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, 149 Old Loudon Road, Latham with Rev. Geoffrey Burke officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to call Sunday from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations to the ASPCA 3 Oakland Ave, Menands, NY 12204 or the Coalition for Domestic Violence 119 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210 For directions, information, to light a memory candle or order flowers for the family please visit www.dufresneandcavanaugh.com.
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Sunday
5
December

Visitation at Funeral Home

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday, December 5, 2021
Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, Ltd.
149 Old Loudon Road
Latham, New York, United States
Sunday
5
December

Funeral Service

3:00 pm
Sunday, December 5, 2021
Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, Ltd.
149 Old Loudon Road
Latham, New York, United States
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