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Diana Susan LaCurto

AMENIA — Diana Susan LaCurto, 74, a 24-year resident of Amenia and formerly of Long Island, N.Y., died peacefully on June 17, 2020, at her home in Amenia, surrounded by her loving husband and children. 

Mrs. LaCurto worked as an administrative assistant for Mark Capecelatro, Attorney at Law in North Canaan, for many years. She also assisted the town of Amenia and Immaculate Conception Church with collections and recordings for many years.

Born Nov. 2, 1945, in Troy, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Marion (Coleman) and Roy Devine. She attended Central Islip High School in Central Islip, N.Y. 

On Oct. 6, 2018, in Copake, she married John LaCurto following an 11-year courtship. Mr. LaCurto survives in Amenia. 

Mrs. LaCurto was a longtime parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church in Amenia and was very active in St. John’s Youth Ministry, where she made such a difference in the lives of the youths she ministered to with her spiritually and her kind and caring personality. She was so loved by everyone who had the blessing of knowing her. 

In her spare time she enjoyed camping at Waubeeka Family Campground in Copake, and spending time with her family. She will be dearly missed by her loving family and many friends.

Mrs. La Curto is also survived by three children, Marion McPadden and her fiancé, Jose Gueits, of New Paltz, N.Y., James McPadden and his wife, Lauren, of New Paltz and Susan Krebs of Wallkill, N.Y.; two stepdaughters, Donna Flinn and her husband, Russell, of Millerton and Linda Staab of Dover Plains; two brothers, Pat Devine and his wife, Solange, and Daniel Devine; her sister, Evelyn O’Connell; six grandchildren, Madison and Mackenze McPadden, Kyle Krebs, Alicia Bishop and her husband, Jason,  Allison Flinn and Katelyn Staab; one great-grandson, Benjamin Bishop; and several nieces and nephews, who affectionately called her their “Favorite Aunt Diane.”

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 25, at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Amenia, the Rev. R. Kent Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Amenia. 

All New York state and CDC guidelines will be in effect, including the use of facial coverings and social distancing.

Memorial donations may be made to Hudson Valley Hospice, 374 Violet Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. 

Arrangements are under the direction of the Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home in Millerton. To send an online condolence, go to www.conklinfuneralhome.com.  

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