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By Douglas Sciorra

Diane E. Viera, 64, Arkport

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Diane E. Viera – 64 – of 14 Sullivan St., Arkport, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning (December 28, 2022) at St. James Hospital, following a brief illness.

Born in Ogdensburg, NY on May 2, 1958, she was the daughter of Martin & Shirley (Smith) Davis.

Diane grew up in Arkport and was a graduate of Arkport Central School (class of 1976).  She later received her Master’s Degree in Nursing, becoming a Licensed Registered Nurse and ultimately a Clinical Documentation Specialist. 

With nursing career that spanned over 40 years, Diane was employed for 28 years at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville, working her way to the position of Director of the Emergency Room.  For several years she served as a Clinical Documentation Specialist St. James Mercy Hospital and for 9 years as a Clinical Documentation Specialist for Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

Diane was a member of the Arkport American Legion where her father, Marty Davis, had served as commander.  She was an avid Buffalo Bills Football fan and an honorary member of the “Bills Mafia”.  Diane enjoyed crafts, especially stitching (embroidery), braiding & number dots.  She also enjoyed spending time working in her flower garden.

Along with her husband, Henry, Diane loved taking cruises and throughout their marriage enjoyed 9 cruises together.  Their favorites were aboard the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.  They were fortunate to have visited such exotic places as Hawaii, Jamaica, Aruba, Barbados, Caribbean, Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Panama, Cozumel and Belize. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Susan “Sue” (Davis) Mohammad who died July 2, 2022.

Diane was married on July 28, 2000 to Henry L. Viera who survives.  Also surviving are her son, Randy Jamison of Arkport; her grandson, Tyler Jamison; 2 brothers, Tim Davis of Grand Island, NY and Kevin (Bonnie) Davis of Arkport; 2 sisters, Patty Davis of Grand Island, NY and Sheila (Barry) Henry of Arkport; several nieces & nephews.

At Diane’s request there will be no calling hours.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY

Diane’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to Hearts for the Homeless by visiting www.heartsforthehomeless.com

To leave an online condolence or share a memory, visit www.dagonfuneralhome.com

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