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Dianne A. Williams

January 2, 1947 — August 25, 2020

Albany – Dianne A. Williams, 73, formerly of Rensselaer passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at her home. Born in Yonkers, NY she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Giacoia) Pietraniello and wife of the late James Williams. Dianne retired from the NYS Dept. of Criminal Justice where she worked as a clerk. She cherished the many friendships she made while living at Royce on the Park in Albany. Dianne enjoyed crocheting and crossword puzzles. She is survived by her children Michelle Zappia-Pompey and Louis Echandy; her brother Frank (Mabel) Pietraniello; her eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Diane is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter Elvira Michael and sister Elaine Folsom. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the W. J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home, 1700 Washington Ave., Rensselaer on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 from 1 to 3pm. A funeral service for Dianne will be held at 3pm. Masks are required, social distancing and occupancy limitations will be observed. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Community Hospice, Gift Processing Center, 310 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home Inc.

1700 Washington Avenue, Rensselaer, NY 12144

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home Inc.

1700 Washington Avenue, Rensselaer, NY 12144

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