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Diane Jeanne Shelton

On Tuesday July 14th, 2020, Diane Jeanne Shelton, loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister passed away at the age of 68. Diane was preceded in death by her father, Dan, mother, Grace as well as younger brother, Douglas and former partner Margaret McCarthy. She is survived by her wife Cristy, three children, Denny Buzzello (Heather), Dean Buzzello (Tracey), and Deanna Washburn (Andrew); seven step children, Katie Whelpley, Jill Flinton (Joey), Chris Whelpley ( Brittany), Ashley Shopp, Marie Newman(Rick), John Zaccaria, and Jospeh Zaccaria.  She is survived by four siblings, Donald Shelton (Lynn), David Shelton (Kimberly), Deborah Shelton, Denise Donley(Robert). She is also survived by father in law Aubrey V. Vining, siblings in law, Aubrey Vining(Kim), Barb Alofs, Terry Vining(Michelle), Cindy Ritola (Lorne), Gail Booth (Rick), Linda Vining, Karen Miller(Rich), Sharon Altman(Bill), Sandy Stoner(Matt), Deb Bowers (Joe) and also special friend Betty Mitchel. She also had several grandchildren. Diane was born August 23rd of 1951 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She was raised in Michigan and after marriage moved to NJ, raised her family and met partner Marge. After Marge’s passing, Diane circled back home to Michigan and met her wife Cristy. Diane adored her family, friends, fur babies and especially her grandchildren. She loved to travel, do crafts, help with her church and play with her many grandchildren. She loved her bus trips to the casino’s with seniors from New Jersey in her younger years. She was an avid collector of lighthouses and of pictures of those that she loved. She had a quirky, sometimes inappropriate sense of humor but had an infectious laugh that was contagious. Family and friends are welcome to the memorial and celebration of life on Friday July 17th at 5pm at Johnson Park in Walker. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to assist the family with burial costs and will have a GoFundMe account at later date. Please contact  daughter Deanna at her email djoywashburn@gmail.com for further details.

  • July 16, 2020
    I remeber the good times when she and Marge would visit here in Michigan. Lots of food, laughs, alcohol. RIP Diane , thanks for the memories.
    Dave and Kim

  • July 16, 2020
    Reston peace cousin. I’m glad we were able to connect in her later years on Facebook. Enjoyed knowing how you were doing. Will keep you in my memory.
    Rex Norman

  • July 16, 2020
    Diane was like a mother to me. I will always have a lot of great memories and yes her laugh was infectious. We spent a lot of times in Blackwood New Jersey. Stay up late having lots of laughs and great food Marge and Diane cooked to feed an army and always had open arms. Everybody was welcome everybody was accepted she will be greatly missed I will always love you Diane AKA MOM Love Joe
    Joe Carney

  • July 16, 2020
    So sorry for your great loss. Diane will be missed by many. She was a loving friend for many years. Have many awesome memories of our days at Union together. Will always be a part of some great memories. I will miss her
    Diana Forsythe DeKorte

  • July 16, 2020
    Condolences to family and friends on Diane’s passing she will be missed by all.
    Michael Ranieri

  • July 16, 2020
    Thank you Diane for some great memories over the years, your Grand kids will always remember all the great times they’ve had with you. Thank you for helping us when things got rough. You are missed . Sincerely, Andrew, Deanna, Zachary, Hannah, Austin ?
    Andrew Washburn

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