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Diana L. Burton

August 3, 1948 - May 30, 2023


ANDOVER – Diana L. Burton, 74, passed away Tuesday (May 30, 2023) at Jones Memorial Hospital following a six-year battle with cancer.

Mrs. Burton was born August 3, 1948 in Hornell to Donald E. and Dorotha W. (Moore) Thorp. She graduated from Andover Central School in 1966. On August 14, 1971 she married Stephen L. Burton at the Andover Presbyterian Church.

Diana began her career as a Teller at First Trust for six years before changing over to Adelphia Cable Company where she worked for 19 years. She finished her career as a Bank Teller with Steuben Trust Company, retiring in 2018 after seven years.

In addition to her husband of 51 years, Diana is survived by her daughter Sandra (Norman) Queeno of Boston, N.Y.; a son Stephen D. Burton of Scotia; four sisters, Carolyn (Ike) Rogers of Andover, Sandra (Everett) Haworth of Stafford, Kan., Noreen Scroggin of Sheridan, Wyo., and Maureen (Gary) Swan of East Berlin, P.A.; two brothers, Glenn Thorp and David (Mel) Thorp both of Andover; a sister-in-law, Shirley Thorp of Wellsville; three grandchildren Sophia Burton, Jackson Burton, and Lucas Burton, along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by two sisters, Wanda (Thomas) Lynch and Sharon (William) Cole, a brother, Donald Thorp, a sister-in-law, Sharon Thorp, two brother-in-law’s, Bill St. Martin and Ward Scroggin, two nephews, Michael Lynch and Kevin Lynch and one niece, Cindy Thorp.

Diana enjoyed her times with family and keeping up with the latest happenings. She bridged the miles with her children with her daily phone calls. She had a great sense of pride in her children and grandchildren and was very supportive of them, and when it came time to welcome a new in-law to the family, she did so with open arms.

Diana enjoyed traveling. For many years, she and Steve vacationed in their home in Port Richie, Fla. At other times they combined their vacation with their dear friends, Max and Sue Clarke to places like Las Vegas, Nev., Branson, Mo. or Ausable Chasm and Lake George in New York. She loved to play all types of games with her friends and family.

In her quiet moments, Diana liked to knit, crochet and quilt. She had an infectious laugh, was extremely generous and loved Christmas. Diana was also very loyal which helped the family weather both the hard times and the happy times. She was a long-time member of the Andover Ecumenical Choir and the Thursday Quilters in Wellsville.

Friends and family may call at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover on Sunday (June 4) from 2 – 5 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover with Father James Hartwell as Celebrant. Her ashes will be laid to rest in Hillside Cemetery in Andover.

Memorial contributions in Diana’s name may be made to Cancer Services of Allegany County, P.O. Box 534 Wellsville, NY 14895 or Hart Comfort House of Allegany County, 141 East State Street, Wellsville, NY 14895. © 2023 Baker-Swan Funeral Home.

Sunday, June 4, 2023
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Baker-Swan Funeral Home, Andover

Mass of Christian Burial: 
Monday, June 5, 2023
11:00 a.m.
Blessed Sacrament Church, Andover

Following the Mass of Chistian Burial
Hillside Cemetery, Andover

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11 Messages

  1. Sorry to hear about aunt Diana she will be truly missed. I am sorry for your loss uncle Steven.

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I worked with Diana many years at the bank. We had many laughs together. God bless. She will be missed!

  3. Prayers and condolences to Sandra’s family. She was a friend and wonderful person. So sorry for your loss.

  4. Great lady, great classmate and especially a great friend. Her fun loving nature along with her smile will be missed by everyone. Our condolences to the family,may she rest in peace.

  5. So sorry for your loss. Diana was a wonderful person. She will be missed.

  6. Sadden to hear of Diana’s passing. She touched the lives of many and will be forever missed. My heart goes out to all of you..

    Diana, my dear friend RIP

  7. I am so sorry to hear about Diana. I worked with her at Steuben Trust. She was fun to work with and always willing to go the extra mile. My condolences to her family.

  8. My condolences to Steve and family for the loss of Diana. She fought a tremendous battle! She was a great childhood friend and neighbor. One of the best! My husband and I were blessed to spend time with her and Steve last fall. I will treasure that forever! May time ease your pain and give you the ability to enjoy your memories forever!

  9. Youir message I am so sorry for the loss of your wife and mother, Diana. I have only met her a few times. She was friendly and welcoming. May God’s peace comfort you all and keep all the wonderful memories alive.

  10. Steve, Sandy and Steven, and Thorp Family,

    So sorry to hear of Diana’s passing. She fought so hard and valiantly. We spent many years as part of the Spanky Gang growing up with her and the Thorp-neighborhood gang. Such a good friend. So many wonderful memories and adventures. May you all feel God’s peace at this difficult time and enjoy your time being together reminiscing of wonderful memories. Fly high, Diana!

  11. steve,sorry to hear of your wifes passing hold close to the memories of her. Hoping to see you at some car shows this summer buddy trucker trey


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