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Diana M. Kizis


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Diana M. Kizis

AGE: 72 • Middlesex

Diana M. Kizis, 72, Middlesex, NJ passed away peacefully June 6, 2014 in the comfort of her home with her loving family after a courageous and valiant year-long battle against lung cancer. She was born August 7, 1941 in Exeter, PA the daughter of the late John B. and Rose (Panunti) Tosi. She was a graduate of Exeter High School (1959) and Wilkes-Barre Business College. Diana has lived in her current home in Middlesex since 1965 where she raised her family. Diana was a nurturer, who devoted her life to all her family, a consummate homemaker and mother to her 4 lovely daughters and a role model to her 6 grandchildren who she cherished dearly. She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Virgin Church in Middlesex. She was active in her daughter's schools and a Girl Scout leader early on and later became co-owner of Evelyn's Crafts in Green Brook, NJ in the 1970's and 80's. Subsequently she worked in the customer service departments of Tumi and John Wiley & Sons. As dedicated as she was to her own family, over the years Diana touched many people by her caring and sharing, not only as a friend but also as a confidante, a communicator, someone whose common sense and sense of humor prevailed to the very end.

She is survived by her husband Robert S. at home, daughters Lynne M. Kizis, Esq., of Manasquan, NJ, Laura R. Kizis of Hillsborough, NJ, Suzanne Kizis of Middlesex, NJ and Pamela Curran and her husband Michael of Cherry Hill, NJ. She is also survived by her 6 awesome grandchildren who not only made her very proud but gave her joy and pleasure every day. Grandchildren include Joseph, Michael and Olivia DeLorenzo of Hillsborough, NJ and Andrew, Ryan and Brendan Curran of Cherry Hill, NJ. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, John J. Tosi in 2008.

There will be 2 visitations. Relatives and friends may pay their respects at the Bridgewater Funeral Home, 707 East Main Street, Bridgewater, NJ on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 from 5 to 8 pm. The second visitation will be at the Kizis-Lokuta Funeral Home, 134 Church Street, Pittston, PA on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 5 to 8 pm. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 William Street, Pittston, PA on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 9:30 am with Fr. Peter Tomczak officiating. Those attending mass are asked to go directly to the church on Thursday morning. Interment will be at Mount Olivet Diocesan Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial donation in Diana's name to the non-profit Community Care Hospice, 110 West End Avenue, Somerville, NJ 08876 or to a .



Published in Courier News on June 9, 2014
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