Joselyn D. Thomas Chopay, 86, Harrisville

HARRISVILLE, NY – Joselyn Diane Thomas Chopay, 86, died on Friday evening, July 16, 2021, at Lewis County Health System Nursing Home.

She was born on May 17, 1935 in the town of Diana the daughter of the late Fred C. and June (VanSlyke) Thomas. She grew up near Harrisville and Racquette Lake.

Diane married Charles A. Chopay on Oct. 29, 1960, a veterinarian in the Utica. The couple lived in South Carolina and Charles drowned on Feb. 20, 1983, in S.C.  She moved to Tennessee and was very active with country music and the Grand Ole Opry, and stars of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Diane was well known in the area.

She moved back to Harrisville in 2010 to be near her family and had resided at Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility since 2013.

Diane was predeceased by her siblings, Blaine E. Thomas, Audrey Thomas, Shirley Hoover, and Enid Cady.

Diane is to be cremated and there are no services.

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