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Plantsville Funeral Home
Thursday January 27th, 2022
4:00pm - 6:30pm

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Plantsville Funeral Home
Thursday January 27th, 2022

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Diane J. Pestillo

Diane J. Pestillo, 79, of Calabash, NC was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Theresa Joseph of Plainville, CT. Diane graduated from Plainville High School and resided in Plainville and Southington, CT for a total of 75 years. She passed peacefully with her husband and daughter by her side on Wednesday, January 12th, 2022.

Diane is survived by her beloved high school sweetheart and husband of 58 years, L. David Pestillo, her daughter Christine Pestillo, son and daughter-in-law Stephen and Bethany Pestillo of Southington and son and daughter-in-law David and Michelle Pestillo of Jasper, TN. She is also survived by her sister, Kathy Edelman of Sharon, CT, nephew Barry Edelman, nieces Zephyr Edelman and Shayna Edelman, and five grandchildren, Matthew, Emily, Christopher, Benjamin, and Daniel “DJ” Pestillo.

Over the years, Diane owned a Subway Sandwich Shop in Plainville with her husband, was employed at Southington Savings Bank, and worked in real estate. Diane had a great sense of humor, enjoyed gardening, and family game nights, but she loved her family more than anything.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Mayo Clinic, Department of Development, 200 First St. SW, Rochester, MN 55905.

A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St, Plantsville. Calling hours will be held before the service from 4:00-6:30 p.m.

To join the services virtually, please click here (https://zoom.us/j/8376016734?pwd=WkpTV21MK2VyN1RCT) and follow prompts asking for the Meeting ID: 837 601 6734 and Passcode: y813un

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Make a donation to Mayo Foundation in honor of Diane J. Pestillo


I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of this very dear lady. I so remember her from our High School class. She and her dear Dave were truly high school sweethearts. My love and prayers are with her and her loving family. Kathleen Kayko Koch ❤️🙏

Kathleen Kayko Koch Jan 21 2022 5:39 PM

Dave and Michelle, my condolences to you and your family on the loss of Dave's mom.

Denise Sadowski Jan 20 2022 9:48 AM

May your family remember the funny things, and memories you have, she will be remembered by her classmates with love. I will remember her laughing, and smiling, Dave stay well .

Anne Baxter Bailey Jan 19 2022 12:32 PM

Dave and Michele and family, so sad about the loss of Dave`s Mother. Condolences to the entire family. My heartfelt prayers,may she rest on peace and entering into heaven for everlasting love and no longer suffering. Thinking of all of you. Your friend forever. Your all a great family.

Julia A KANE Jan 18 2022 4:54 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Diane Pestillo

Doug & Family Jan 18 2022 7:20 AM

Dear Dave and family,
I am so sorry for your loss of Diane. She was such a kind and gentle person.
There was nothing that she wouldn't do to help someone. She was one of a kind ! Losing her is painful for me, and I'm not even a family member. Seems I have known Diane most of my life. She was a joy to know, and the only thing that helps me smile are the memories we shared. Being silly and laughing at all the crazy things we did ! I hope you and your family can find comfort in the beautiful memories you will have of her. Love Anne Theriault

Anne theriault Jan 17 2022 8:07 PM

Dear Dave
My condolences to you and your family with the loss of Diane. My memories of Diane go back to the seventh grade at the Junior High School. May all of the wonderful years that you have had together bring comfort to you during this sad time.

Marilyn Roberts Stawski Jan 17 2022 3:36 PM

Dave and Michelle,
My sincere condolences to you and your family in the loss of your beloved mom.

Deb Maffiolini Jan 17 2022 4:21 AM

So sorry to hear about your moms passing. Please accept our condolences.

Joey and Marilyn Pignataro Jan 16 2022 7:26 PM

Dave, Michelle & family,
So sorry to hear about your loss of your mom. Please accept our sincere sympathy and prayers. a
May she Rest In Peace in the arms of the Lord.
Anita & John DiSantis 🙏💖

Anita & John DiSantis Jan 16 2022 7:11 PM

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