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Diane F. McFadden

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Diane F. McFadden Obituary
October 22, 1939 - November 5, 2017 Diane F. McFadden of Altadena, California, died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, November 5, 2017 following a combination of illnesses. Born in Pasadena, California, October 22, 1939 to Tom and Mae (LaBonge) Virgil, Diane was a longtime resident of Altadena and attended Holy Angels in Arcadia and St. Andrew High School before studying at Immaculate Heart College. She met her beloved husband, Joe, in a St. Francis High School play and were married in 1962. Diane was a remarkable wife and mother who raised seven children at her home in Altadena. The good-natured atmosphere of the home created by her and Joe was famous for the love and acceptance that was omnipresent for all who visited or stayed there. She was a devoted and courageous woman, and all who knew her were moved by her humor, acceptance, kindness, generosity, and the passion she demonstrated throughout her life. Diane worked at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church as the Parish Secretary for 30 years and retired in 2015. Diane was an avid member of the St. Elizabeth community for more than 55 years, a frequent and reliable volunteer for many causes. Diane is survived by her children Eileen, Tom (Romelia), Joe (Erin), Bridget, Maggie (Ron), Tim (Angela) and Shannon (Manuel), 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, as well as her brothers Mike Virgil and Tom Virgil, her sister Francie (Virgil) Monk, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A rosary will be held in honor of Diane's life at 7:00 pm on Thursday, November 16. The funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Friday, November 17. The services will be celebrated at St. Elizabeth Church in Altadena. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society or St. Elizabeth Parish School.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Nov. 12, 2017
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