Darlene M. French, 61, of Flushing, NY, died Saturday. February 8, 2020 in Flushing, NY.
She was born May 11, 1958 in Buffalo, NY, daughter of Thomas and Mary (McGuinness) French.
Darlene, when able, enjoyed participating in the Special Olympics. She enjoyed doing arts and crafts especially latch hook, working in her school cafeteria, listening to music and dancing. Darlene was a special needs girl who was very kind and loving, She always had a smile on her face and enjoyed making people smile.
Surviving are her mother, Mary McGuinness French of Yankton, SD, 3 sisters, Marlene (Robert) Welch of Wattersonville, Minnie (Ted Chandler) Chivas of Anaheim, CA, sand Tina French of Yankton, SD, 2 brothers, John (Sherry Jaurrieta) French of Faxon, OK. and Bill (Terri Swinnie) French of Paramount, CA. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews.
Darlene was preceded in death by her father, Thomas L. French and one brother, Thomas French.
Friends will be welcomed at the Welch Funeral Home, 1032 Fourth Ave., Ford City, on Thursday, February 13, 2020, from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A Blessing Service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 10:00 am with Father Alan Grote officiating. Interment will follow in the Ford City Cemetery.
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