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Diane M. Baldassari, 82, of Lake Barrington, was born on August 26, 1937 to the late Charles and Ann Baade and passed away peacefully on September 10, 2019 surrounded by her family. Diane was the loving wife of Robert J. “Bob” Baldassari; beloved mother of Gary (Cecilia), Dean (Cathy), Scott (Jennifer) and Robert, Jr.; cherished grandmother of Jess (Suzanne), Jason (Karen), Dylan, Dustin, Jericha (Chaz), Meara (Matthew), Alyson, Vincent and Kyley; dear great-grandmother of David, Rachel and Anseleigh; sister of Joanne (Alan) Wenninger and Charles (Susanne) Baade, Jr.; aunt, cousin and friend of many.
Diane was a member of the Barrington Broads Bowling Club for over 30 years, Den Mother for the Scouts for 15 years, and a volunteer at Good Shepherd Hospital. She was involved in several women’s groups that would travel, play games, golf, bowl and party! Diane and Bob had been together since 8th grade. They loved camping and traveling together on motorcycles, snowmobiles and in their motorhomes to all states and many countries. She always enjoyed life to the fullest, looked on the bright side and encouraged others to do the same.
Memorial Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 14, from 11:00am until the time of her Memorial Service at 1:30pm at the funeral home. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Diane’s name to JourneyCare Foundation, www.journeycare.org/donate or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, www.stjude.org/donate.
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