HOPATCONG - Diana Grillo, of Hopatcong, passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at her son's home in Mt. Arlington, surrounded by her loving family. She was 95. Born in New York City March 1, 1917, to the late Joseph and Josephine Lia, Diana resided in Hopatcong for many years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Hopatcong Seniors. Diana was an avid knitter and a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother whose greatest joy was spending time with her family. Diana's home was always open to family and their friends. Sunday dinners were celebrated by many and all were welcome. She was the devoted wife of the late Rosario; beloved mother of Robert Grillo, of Hopatcong, Thomas Grillo and wife, Janice, of Mt. Arlington and Richard and wife, Sabina, of Westbury, N.Y.; adoring grandmother of Thomas Grillo Jr. and wife, Lisa, Lisa Sebelle and husband, Bill, John Grillo and wife, Megan, and Joe Grillo and fiance, Carolyn; great-grandmother of William and Andrew Sebelle and TJ, Tyler and Connor Grillo; and dear sister of Rose Lia, of Staten Island, N.Y. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Diana's life celebration Sunday, Nov. 4, from noon to 3 p.m. at William J. Leber Funeral Home, 15 Furnace Road, Chester. A Catholic blessing will be offered at 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Interment at Stanhope Union Cemetery will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Compassionate Care Hospice, 350 Sparta Ave., Bldg. B/Suite 2, Sparta, NJ 07871.
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Published in The New Jersey Herald on Nov. 2, 2012