Diane M. (Davis) Parslow

Diane M. (Davis) Parslow

LITTLE FALLS – Diane M. (Davis) Parslow, passed away peacefully early Wednesday morning, July 3, 2024, with the loving support of her son, her family and her friends consistently at her side, including one very heroic friend in those final moments to help guide her onward. Those bonds with the people she loves, coming together in those last few months will be remembered eternally.

She was born on December 18, 1955, in Little Falls, the daughter of the late Willard Jay, and Eunice Florence (Sitterly) Davis. Diane grew up in the scenic countryside of Little Falls, New York. Diane was raised with her brothers and sisters being taught the ways of farming, helping operate and maintain the family business, the Davis Dairy Farm in the town of Danube. Diane was a graduate of Little Falls High School, after which she found employment serving customers at the Mohawk Station for several years with her since passed on, dear friend Jamie. Later, she served many years as Executive Director of the Oneida County Bar Association, working tirelessly for 37 years. Diane was married to William “Bill” F. Parslow, on October 4, 2018, in Naples, Florida. They spent 5 happy years together before his sudden passing on November 2, 2023. Diane and Bill had an incredible loving relationship, to which she quoted several times that no one in her life made her feel so loved and cherished in the way that Bill had. Bill would always pick a fresh set of flowers from the garden daily and leave it in her vehicle with love notes, when she would commute to work every morning. Diane and Bill went to Las Vegas after their marriage to celebrate their lives together. She recalled it as one of the best times of her life. Diane and Bill loved to travel together, adventuring to places they had been before or especially Naples Florida for a paradise getaway. They had a love story fitting what most people work hard towards and hope to achieve. Before Bill had passed, he assured Diane that he would be with her forever. In this life and the next.

Diane had an everlasting bond with her son Dillon Carter, she enjoyed spending her life devout to the upbringing of him and her children, going above and beyond for their well-being and future. Diane and Dillon spent a lot of time together. Her favorite things to do would consist of shopping together whether that be browsing at items or just exploring different places especially for clothes, starting far back as Kaufman’s, in New Hartford. Enjoying the comforts in life, Diane took Dillon alongside her to many places. Those memories are thankfully countless of so many experiences, as he will hold with him forever, to carry on her legacy, missing her endlessly. A particular trip to Florida with Dillon along with his best friend, Lauren Celio, of Little Falls and her daughter, Jayla, was incredibly special for them all. During this trip they ventured to Naples Florida, relaxing on the sun kissed beaches enjoying the best of days. Along with exploring Key West for an overnight, with a very memorable boat ride to and from. Collecting sea shells together were her favorite memory of the adventure and shopping in the outlets of Key West. Diane was particularly close to Lauren and considered her as to be one of her own children, supporting her throughout their close bond in life. Diane loved spending time throughout her life at the Turning Stone Casino where she found herself particularly lucky, winning many Jackpots and tournaments including difficult card games and beyond. One tournament “Let it ride” Diane placed 2nd place, something she took much pride in. Meeting many great friends there within the years, she had an absolutely great time. She used to go there as a teenager with her mother, sneaking off to the machines and card tables as they all played Bingo. On Thursdays, the past several years, Diane participated in a gathering where they played a card tournament Pitch, where she met wonderful friends over the years and looked forward to those days constantly. Diane’s relationships with her loved ones meant more to her than many could understand. Her grandson Joseph Skibinski is someone she was so proud to witness and be involved in growing up. Diane became very protective over Joseph as he lost his mother, Diane’s daughter Jodi Connor at such a young age. Diane ensured her daughter’s legacy be carried upon herself to help raise him. She loves him eternally. Diane’s daughter Rebecca Connor “Becky” had a close bond with each other also. Though there were challenges, Diane raised Rebecca with the most love she could persevere and from the first day to the last, loved her equally among anyone. Diane’s relationship with her brothers and sisters varied throughout the years as life does ups and downs yet at the end of the day she always chose love and endurance. Her closest brothers who she quoted as “her favorites” are Eugene Davis and George Davis. She loves them dearly and wanted them to know how important those memories were to her.

The Oneida County Bar Association is Diane’s foundation of her life. Diane carried the weight and responsibility of the business on her shoulders, from planning important events such as Golf outings seminars, finances, gatherings and many more, to countless memorial services for those are also a part of the Bar association as well. Articulate planning and extreme levels of multi-tasking had to go into these tasks. Diane performed these jobs with her head high and cunning resolve. Diane worked tirelessly 5 days a week, a majority also 7 days a week of the past 40 years unwavering to the company, working weekends were her easy days to make sure, all of the tasks were done correctly, as her office was also her solace, her sanctuary. Diane’s many colleagues will miss her terribly. Diane had a very large group of close friends that were with her till the very end, constantly checking in on her and visiting, throughout all of life everyone staying in contact regardless of the hectic days of life. Diane loves them forever. Cindy Bonocci, Dorothy Grasso, Her cousin Jean Dineen, Margaret Peterson “Maggie” Anne Zelinski, Brenda Urbanke and many more. Diane as many people have in this world had a lot of tough times along with good ones outweighing the bad. Not once did Diane allow those dark days to shadow her, never faulting staying above those who were under. Diane will be missed beyond words by many. As she quoted to her son when things became clear for her, “I know you will take this hard, yet you need to focus on yourself and enjoy your life.” Diane would want everyone in her memory to do the same. Carry her with you always.

Surviving her are a son, Dillon Carter, of Little Falls; a daughter, Becky Conner, of Johnstown; a grandson, Joey Skibinski, of Little Falls; Brothers, Doc Davis, Eugene Davis, Denny Davis, Flint Davis and George Davis;  sisters, Eunice “Euny” Davis, Susie Davis and Sandy Davis; and a very special Niece, Olivia Davis, Flint Davis’s daughter, who Diane loved dearly.

Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her loving husband, Bill; a daughter, Jodi Marie Connor; and a sister, Renee “Rainy.”

Mom, in our songs honor,
Nothing you would take
Everything you gave
Love you till I die
Meet you on the other side
Willie Nelson

We are preparing for her cremation and hereby announce a beautiful Memorial Service to celebrate her life that we are carefully planning for, on Saturday, July 20, 2024, from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., at the American Legion Veterans Organization, 9550 Depot Street, in Holland Patent, New York, 13354. All family and friends are welcome to attend.

Diane and her family have been friends with the Enea, Ciaccia & Applegate Funeral Directors for many years. (315) 823-2424.

This online memorial may be viewed by visiting www.eneafamily.com on the Internet.