Diane M. (Laramie) Downer, 57, a life-long resident of Greenfield, Ma. died unexpectedly on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield.
Diane was born the daughter of the late Christine (Lively) and Joseph Laramie on October 21, 1959 in Greenfield, MA. She was educated locally and earned her General Education Diploma.
She worked as a Para-Professional for the Greenfield School System for eleven years before retiring in 2016.
Diane enjoyed many things in life. She liked to do crossword puzzles and play games on her tablet. She also had a soft side to her when it came to animals. She loved them so much that she was well known for rescuing sick and abandoned pets. Her house was always spotless and she loved her children and grandchildren with all her heart.
Mrs. Downer is survived by her four children; Nichole D. Nietsche and her husband Dan of Greenfield, Kara L. Younger of Greenfield, Gary J. Downer Jr. of Greenfield and Kimberly R. Downer of Greenfield. Husband; Gary J. Downer Sr of Greenfield. Her siblings; Robert Laramie and his wife Barbara Gotthelf of Moorestown, NJ. and William Laramie and his wife Dianne of Manassas, VA. She leaves two grandchildren; Hailey B. Younger and Lila C. Nietsche both of Greenfield In addition she is survived by; cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
In keeping with Diane’s wishes there are no calling hours. A celebration of life gathering will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 12pm. to 5pm. at Camp Apex, YMCA, Peckville Road, Shelburne Falls, MA. 01370.