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MADISON - Diane M. Stassi, age 66, passed away peacefully on Oct. 12, 2012, at Agrace HospiceCare, surrounded by her family after a brief, courageous struggle with cancer.
Diane was born March 30, 1946, to Charles and Saveria Stassi. Diane was a lifelong resident of Madison. Diane worked for 36 years at St. Mary's Hospital in the food service department. She was a very loyal and proud member of St. Mary's staff, always ready and willing to help wherever needed. Diane was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church.
The joy of Diane's life was her family. She cherished her nieces and nephews, forever giving of herself to them. She especially enjoyed family reunions, being with her relatives, and her Italian heritage.
Diane is survived by her brother, Chuck (Nicole) Stassi; and her sisters, Kathy Stassi and Janette (Jeff) Greenheck. She is further survived by her aunt, Katherine West of Madison; her uncle, Joseph (Mary Beth) Stassi of Florida; and her aunt, Rosella Sager of Sacramento, Calif.; nieces, Elizabeth, Monica, Jennifer, and Sarah Stassi; nephews, Michael (Abigail) and Bret (Tara) Greenheck; niece, Alison Greenheck; and Diane's long time special friend, Brian Conlon, plus other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Saveria Stassi.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday Oct. 19, 2012, at QUEEN OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 401 S. Owen Drive, Madison. Friends are welcome for visitation beginning at 10 a.m.
Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison immediately following the service. Memorials may be directed to Agrace HospiceCare, 5395 East Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg, WI 53711.