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Diane M. McDonnell

June 30, 1938 - November 20, 2021

Diane M. McDonnell

June 30, 1938 - November 20, 2021


Obituary For Diane M. McDonnell

Diane M. McDonnell, (McNamara) of Arlington passed away on November 20. She was the beloved wife of Edward M., Mother of Edward M.Jr. and his wife Wendy of Florida, Lauren of Arlington, Craig and his wife Franya of Belmont, and the late Kara A. Conroy. Grandmother of Kayla Volkov and her husband Vitaly, Ryan McDonnell, Patrick Conroy, Nina Volkov, Jacob McDonnell, and Colby McDonnell. Sister of John (Jack) McNamara and his wife Carole of FL and the late Paul McNamara and his surviving wife Judy of Melrose. Also survived by her many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to visit in The DeVito Funeral Home 1145 Mass ARLINGTON Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00pm and to a Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 10:00am in Our Lady Comforter of The Afflicted Church, Waltham. Please go directly to the Church. Interment to follow Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Diane’s memory to: Our Lady Comforter of The Afflicted Church 880 Trapelo Rd., Waltham, MA 02452





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  • So very sorry to hear such very sad news. Over the years I did not see Diane often but when I did she always presented herself in a very sweet and kind manner, My sympathy to all who loved her and were blessed by her presence in their lives. May God be good to her.

  • Words cannot express my sorrow. She was like a big sister to me. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Lois

  • I had the honor of meeting Diane and caring for her recently. She was so sweet and talked so fondly of her family. My deepest sympathies to her loved ones. All my love and prayers to you during this difficult time. Stephanie Bekkenhuis RN

  • A mother's love is always with her children's, losing a mother is one of the deepest sorrows a heart can know. But her goodness, her caring, and her wisdom live on like a legacy of love that will always be with you. May that love surround you now and bring you peace.

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