On the evening of April 5, Diane Marie Tatro Seymour looked to the hills from whence came her help. Born on June 12, 1954 to Lester Tatro and Charlotte Cormier Tatro,
Diane was one of 7 children. Raised in Ferrisburgh VT, she attended Ferrisburgh Elementary School and Vergennes Union High School where she graduated in 1972. In October of the same year she married Barry Oliver Seymour of New Rochelle, NY. The couple settled in Hollis, NY where they raised their two children Charlotte Seymour Windom and Barrett Seymour.
Diane spent 30 years in New York City raising her family and serving her community. Always the caregiver, Diane found joy in helping others. She spent time working with children, waitressing, and in retail. In 2006, Diane realized the life dream of building a log cabin and returning to her family home in Ferrisburgh. Over the course of the next four years Diane devoted her life to caring for her aging mother until her death and, again, serving the community as a hospice volunteer.
While in Vermont, Diane extended her giving spirit as a retail worker, friend and advocate to those around her including her pets. She enjoyed life to its fullest including travelling, attending family gatherings, crocheting, putting together puzzles, watching movies with family and friends, and viewing the magnificent scenery which Vermont offers especially the outside her front door.
In 2014, Diane was diagnosed with lung cancer. Fighting until the end, Diane succumbed in a quiet moment surrounded in love.
Diane is survived by all those who knew and loved her including her two children, 4 sisters (Pat, Charlene, Carol, Naomi), a brother (Paul), 5 grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of extended family and friends. Her parents (Lester and Charlotte Tatro), husband (Barry Seymour) and brother(Stewart Tatro) predeceased her. She often said “I took the road less traveled and that has made all the difference.”
Special thanks to Dr. Kahnn and the Oncology Unit of the UVM Medical Center and various organizations that provided support during her illnesses. Donations in her memory may be sent to the Vergennes Rescue Squad or the Ferrisburgh United Methodist Church. Please join the family on June 17 at 1 P.M. for her burial and graveside service. To send online condolences to her family please visit brownmcclayfuneralhomes.com