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Diane Bartoli returned home to be with her Heavenly Father on February 25, 2013. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Diane was born on April 23, 1937 to William and Anita Brown. She graduated from Ramona Convent High School in 1955 and later attended Pasadena City College. Her surviving sibling is Keith Brown of Sierra Madre, CA. Diane had seven children: The oldest Steve preceded her in death in 1978 at the age of 21. She married her husband of forty three years James Bartoli Sr in 1956 who preceded her in death on March 10, 1998, Diane is survived by six children: Bartholomew, James, William, Samuel, Andrew and Anita as well as six grand children: Daniel Bernard, Summer and Danielle Bartoli, Alexis Bartoli, Christina Bartoli, and Lauren and Evan Bartoli. Diane was an avid walker, cook, and reader of many books. She enjoyed her family and friends very much. A loving and compassionate person who despite her illness in her final days remained upbeat and hopeful for the future. Diane will truly and dearly be missed by all.
Visitation will be on Friday, March 1 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm and a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm at Douglass Zook Chapel of Remembrance Funeral Home in Monrovia. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Therese Catholic Church located at 1100 E Alhambra Rd. Alhambra, CA 91801 at 10: 00 AM Saturday March 2, 2013. Burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery.
Published in Pasadena Star-News on Feb. 28, 2013