Joanne Marie Diuri, 77, passed away on June 4th, 2016 following a brief illness. She was born September 8, 1938 to Orville and Verla Webster. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Richard Diuri; her children Rick and Yvette; and her grandson Bryce. She was a 1956 graduate of Delano High School. She acquired her cosmetology license and enjoyed being a beautician for many years. After raising her two children, she began baby-sitting for numerous children in the Delano area. She was a member of Delta Theta Tau Sorority, PTA, and St. Mary's Church. She tirelessly volunteered her time and efforts at St. Mary's School (hot lunches/bingo/fashion show), Del Vista School (classroom aide), Delano High School class reunion committee, Elk's Lodge, and American Legion of Delano. She enjoyed painting ceramics and doing needlework and crafts. She was an avid animal lover and was well known for her love of cats. She was a remarkable and giving woman and will be missed greatly by her family and friends. A celebration of life luncheon will take place in her honor at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, June 26th, at the American Legion, 729 Kensington St., Delano, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates memorial donations to either your local "no-kill" animal shelter, the
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