EDWARDS – Diane J. Holly, age 57, of Edwards, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at home under the care of her loving family and Hospice.

Calling hours will be at French Funeral Home, Edwards on Tuesday from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. Her funeral service will be held at the Edwards United Methodist Church on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.

Diane was born on June 25, 1954 to Dorothy Belle (Basford) Enslow, who survives her and the late Howard Leon Enslow. She graduated from Knox Memorial High School in 1972.

Diane married John D. Holly on May 12, 1973 at the Dekalb Methodist Church. She worked at several area stores as well as cleaned for the Edwards Post Office and some personal residences.

Mrs. Holly loved spending time with her family and friends, especially at barbecues and other gatherings. She enjoyed playing shuffleboard, crocheting, gardening, and visiting casinos. Diane was a member of Auxillary of the Edwards Fire Hall and the Star Lake American Legion.

Her survivors include her husband, John; her mother, Dorothy Enslow; son Michael Holly and his companion Angie Smith; daughter Emily and her husband Gerry Baker; five sisters, her twin Diana Cook, Gloria Jennings, Lorna Stevenson, Shirley White, Patricia Dings; and three brothers, Gary, Erwin, and Herb Enslow. She is also survived by five grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Diane is predeceased by her father and a brother, Theodore Enslow.

Donations made in memory of Diane may go to the Gouverneur Business Women’s Breast Cancer Fund (P.O. Box 64, Gouverneur NY 13642), the Edwards Vol. Fire Dept. Auxillary (P.O. Box 29, Edwards NY 13635), or to Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley (6805 US HWY 11, Potsdam NY 13676).