Diana Barnes

Diana Lynn (Warner) Barnes of Stamford died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, after a long, courageous battle with ALS.

Born July 24, 1954 at Kingston General Hospital, Diana was the daughter of Theresa (Sidorowicz) Ballard of Margaretville and the late William Warner of Kingston. She married Michael Barnes of Stamford at Sacred Heart Church in Stamford on December 27, 1975.

A graduate of Roxbury Central School, Diana earned her nursing degree from SUNY Delhi in 1974. She worked as an LPN for 35 years throughout the state of Florida, in Erie, PA, and most recently at the O’Connor Hospital Specialty Clinic in Delhi.

She is survived by her mother, husband and their three children, Drs. Ryan and Mandy (Caparso) Barnes of Columbus, OH, Michael and Beth (Kupferberg) Barnes of Boston, MA, and Sara Barnes of Stamford. She is also survived by her brother John Warner of Orlando, FL; sister Cheryl Tagner of Port St. Lucie, FL; her in-laws, Patricia and Wayne Barnes of Stamford; brothers-in-law Vern (Janette) Barnes and William (Lisa) Barnes of Stamford and James (Yvette) Barnes of Gulf Breeze, FL, as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank all the many people who assisted in the loving care of Diana in her home.

Calling hours only were held on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Tari Funeral Home in Stamford.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Heart of the Catskills Humane Society, PO Box 88, Delhi, NY 13753.