Tonawanda News


April 28, 2014

Dianne B. Farr

KENMORE — Dianne B. Farr (nee Toye), age 68, of the town of Tonawanda, unexpectedly, April 27, 2014 in Kenmore Mercy Hospital. Dianne had worked as a Family Care Provider for the West Seneca Developmental Center for 37 years. She had also worked for the Heritage Center and had served as a coach for the Special Olympics. She was the founder of the Saturday and Sunday Special Bowling League at Kenmore Lanes.

She was the wife of the late William G. Farr, Sr.  Beloved mother of William G. (Jean) Farr, Jr. of Tonawanda and the late Diana Farr. She was the foster mother of Gail Budrick and several other foster children. Grandmother of Jennifer Harms, Cassie (John) Farr and Nicholas (Jordan) Farr. Great-grandmother of Katrina, Ariana, Alexander, Lawrence, Savanah and Nolan. Sister of Wilma (Joe) Papsidero, Charles Toye, Reta Zlater, Douglas (Suzanne) Toye, Elizabeth Kubic and Robert (Kimberly) Toye. Aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Fretthold Funeral Home Inc., 1241 Oliver St. at Ward Rd., in North Tonawanda on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 10:00 AM. If so desired, memorials may be made to the Heritage Christian Center, 2643 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14214.

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