McEwen Funeral Service-Mint Hill Chapel

7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Charlotte, NC


Santina Marie Diamond

8 September , 19226 May , 2019

Santina Marie (Bonamo) Diamond, age 96, of Charlotte, NC (formerly of Masontown PA) died suddenly on May 6, 2019.

She was born in Masontown, PA on September 8,1922 and graduated from All Saints High School as Valedictorian of her class. After graduation, she went to Baltimore to work in a factory that built military planes that supported WWII. She also talked about enjoying working in a little candy store (Kolatches) where she learned how to make candy. After returning to Masontown, she married William (Bill) Diamond on May 4, 1944. She and Bill ran a successful grocery store (Diamond’s Market) for nearly 20 years. After Bill’s death, she moved to Charlotte, NC, where she enjoyed the remainder of her life.

She was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Bill Diamond; daughter, Amy Celli; father, Giacomo Bonamo; mother, Angelina Di Sipio Bonamo; brothers, Anthony and Dominic and sister Pauline.

She is survived by her son Billy and his wife Liz; daughter Susan and her husband David; grandchildren Michelle Diamond and Melissa (Diamond) Murphy; great grandson, Grayson; and sisters, Catherine, Jenny, Mary and Celia.

A Funeral Service was held at McEwen Funeral Service-Mint Hill Chapel in Mint Hill, NC, and her cremated remains will be buried next to her husband Bill at St Agnes Cemetery in Masontown. PA.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Condolences may be offered online at www.mcewenminthillchapel.com.


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Renee DeNardo Kluding

15 May 2019

I grew up in Masontown and lived down the street. I spent many hours at the Diamond home and store. Many fond memories ❤️ Deepest sympathies to the family.