Diana (Tetreault) Lemay

1962 - 2021



Diana L. (Tetreault) Lemay, 58, of Harrison Ave passed away 6/12/21 at home with her family at her side.  She was born in Montague on June 23, 1962, the daughter of Albert and Violet (Jillson) Tetreault.  Diana attended local schools in Turners Falls, and attended Greenfield Community College.  She married Joseph Lemay on 5/6/89
She was employed at Phoenix Mutual as a junior supervisor for almost twenty years.  She then became a paraprofessional for the Greenfield Public School System for eleven years.  Diana worked in the corporate office of Kringle Candle Company before her retirement.
Joe and Diana celebrated 39 years together this year.  Diana leaves two sons, Joshua Lemay and Ian Lemay of Greenfield; twin granddaughters, Madison and Olivia and their mother, Ashley Hendricksen ; four siblings, Andrea Lapointe of Greenfield, Donald Tetreault of Florida, Irene DeMatteo  of Leominster and Naomi Scott of New Hampshire; and several nieces and nephews. To many of her earlier acquaintances and family she was known as Sam. 
Besides her parents, Diana was predeceased by two brothers, Arthur “Buddy” Tetreault and Albert “Skippy” Tetreault, Jr., and a sister, Linda McDermott. Also predeceased by her uncle Charles Clark who had the honor of giving her away in her wedding.
Diana loved to be at the beach or by the swimming pool.  She could sit for hours just relaxing and soaking up the sun. She enjoyed taking long walks with Joe, riding the tandem bicycle enjoying the scenery.  Diana spent many hours working in her garden and amassed a great collection of garden ornaments. Her favorites contained solar lights which she would enjoy seeing light up the back yard at night.  When they were able to travel, she and Joe visited Niagara Falls, flew out to Colorado where they spent a lot of time cruising through the mountains and visiting small towns.  They also enjoyed a concert at Red Rocks.  That same year they went to Boston and had great seats up close to see Cher.  Diana was an avid reader and could finish a novel in just a couple days.  She amassed quite a collection of novels by Nora Roberts. She enjoyed Sundays when the family would all come together for dinner.
One of her greatest pleasures was her two granddaughters, Madison and Olivia to whom she was known as Meme.  The bond they built was indescribable.  Lots of laughter, cooking lessons, art projects, and lasting memories made together. The precious moments she made with her family will forever live on in our hearts.  A special thank you to her good friend Tina Dodge who could always make her laugh.  
At Diana’s request there will be no calling hours and burial will be private for the family.  A remembrance of her life will be held at a later date and announced in the paper.
We would like to thank the Oncology Department at Baystate Franklin for taking care of Diana for the past four years.  Your kindness went a long way.  
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Baystate Franklin Medical Center Oncology Services, sent to Baystate Health Foundation, 280 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA 01199. 
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Cynthia Waring

June 30, 2021 9:48 AM

Diana and her devoted husband Joe were members of a weekly yoga class of which I was also a member. Their love for each other, their family, and life shone from them and deeply touched our shared community. Diana's smile lit up the room and all of our lives! It was a blessing to know them. Diana will live in my heart always.
Cynthia Waring

Grace Dow

June 29, 2021 5:19 PM

I had the pleasure of working with Mrs. Lemay when she was a paraprofessional in my preschool class. I remember her for her kindness towards all of the children, myself included. She was a joy to work with, and although it's been 17 years since I was in preschool, I remember Mrs. Lemay fondly. My condolences to her loved ones and friends.

Pam Roberts

June 18, 2021 3:33 PM

Diana, with husband Joe at her side, was a beloved member of our yoga class. Her bright smile and lovely friendliness lit up our group. And the love they shared as a couple radiated out to all of us.
I know I speak for all the class members in sending deep sympathy to Joe and the rest of her family. She will live always in our memories and hearts.

Tina Dodge

June 17, 2021 6:45 PM

Tina Dodge

June 17, 2021 6:43 PM

Sammy aka Diana was truly my oldest and dearest childhood friend. I will always cherish the special bond we had, and all the wonderful memories we shared through the years. I will miss your love, beautiful smile and contagious laughter! You fought a battle these last few years that not many of us could have. My life has forever changed knowing you are no longer here. Until we meet again, RIP my dear Sammy, love you to heaven and back! My thoughts, prayers and love goes out to the family. 

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