Ms. Diane Marie Castronuovo

July 11, 1958August 9, 2020

Diane was born in Brooklyn, NY on July 11, 1958 to Theresa and Joseph Marchisello.

Diane was a warm and loving person and happiest when getting together with family and friends. She especially enjoyed baking and cooking new recipes for them. She would not rest until she made sure everyone was having a good time. Diane loved spending time with her nieces and nephews. She treated each one as her own and they certainly knew that and treasured her for her kindness. While a Brooklyn girl at heart she along with her husband Joe loved Texas and the life they made there. Diane loved her work as an IT Project Manager at Triumph Aero Structures – Vought Aircraft Division.

Diane will be missed by her family and friends. She will be forever remembered for being a devoted wife, loving daughter, sister, aunt and friend.

Diane was preceded in death by her husband Joseph and her father Joseph.

She is survived by her mother Theresa Marchisello, sister Linda Leary and brother-in-law Maurice, sister Debbie Marchisello, sister Laura Marchisello and partner Melanie Walker, sister-in-law Marie Ascolese and brother-in-law Al, brother-in-law Nicholas Castronuovo, sister-in-law Regina Keller and brother-in-law Robert; nieces Theresa Leary, Kathryn and Jenna Ascolese, and Sofia Keller and nephews Richard, Stephen, and Chris Leary, Matthew Marchisello, Frank and Nicholas Ascolese and Robert Keller and a large circle of dear friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lifestyles for the Disabled, 930 Willowbrook Rd., 12-G Staten Island, New York 10314, or to a cancer organization of your choice.


26 September

Memorial Service

12:30 pm

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home



Ms. Diane Marie Castronuovo

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Denise Bongiovanni

September 20, 2020

I was lucky enough to become Diane's cousin when she married my cousin Joseph when I was in second grade. Caring, thoughtful, and generous, Diane was the perfect match for Joe. Diane had the best laugh. It was a loud, full laugh and I will miss laughing with her the most. I always loved telling her all my crazy stories, and she would crack up and then tell me to be careful because at the end of the day Diane always wanted to make sure everyone was safe and she worried about everyone like she was their mother. Diane loved to plan things. She was always thinking of fun things to do and was always up for trying something different. I loved that she loved having fun. I will miss watching those sappy romance movies, on the hallmark channel, with her that she loved. Diane loved the happy ending every time. I think it's because it reminded her of her and Joe. She always said how she was lucky to have married Joe and had the years she had with him. However, she wasn't the only lucky one. We were lucky too because that's how she came to be in our family. I will miss talking on the phone, visiting, seeing her during the holidays, and hanging out with all of her incredible friends. I hope she is now with Joe and that they are laughing, eating something delicious, while surrounded by everyone they love.

Chris Leary

September 11, 2020

Throughout the years almost every summer my family and I would travel down to Texas and spend time with Aunt Diane and Uncle Joe. Each time I would say goodbye to my parents and leave home to fly down south. And each time I entered their house I was home again. Aunt Diane would always welcome us with warm smile and treat us as if we were always there. Every night we played card games and enjoyed her amazing home cooking. We're all going to miss those simple and fun nights but now she can rest peacefully with Uncle Joe.

Cynthia Wilson

September 11, 2020

I met Diane in 1984 when we were both Kelly Girl secretaries at LTV which is now Triumph. We hit it off right away. We both lived in apartments in North Arlington and she would invite me over for dinner all the time. Diane was an excellent cook and I never turned down a meal invite from her. Thirty six years of friendship with her are memories I will cherish forever. She had such an awesome laugh and was one of the nicest people I've known. She helped me when I had cancer and I was devastated when she and Joe had cancer too. I will miss my phone calls with her and visits. She worried about everyone and would make me text her as soon as I got home to make sure I got home safely. I will miss you my sweet friend but you're with Joe now.

marie castronuovo ascolese

September 10, 2020

It's taken me a long time to come here and look at this page. As I write I can't see clearly through my tears and I know I'll never be able to hold my breath long enough to get through this. Diane was a bright light in my life and the lives of my family--when Joe first met her in high school we all hoped she'd be around forever and we were beyond ecstatic when fate made it so. Her friendly face, her full laughter and the love and concern she showed for everyone cast a warm glow on us. We were always happiest when both her and Joe were around. I pray they are together again and sharing their same easy going love and watching over their family. Godspeed Diane! I am a much better person, sister, friend for having known and loved you! Thank you sister.

Matthew Marchisello

September 9, 2020

I don’t even know where I should begin. Aunt Diane was an absolute gift to this world. I will always be thankful that she was able to be a part of my life. Whenever I thought what love should be like, I immediately knew Aunt Diane and Uncle Joe were the definition of love. Aunt Diane brought pure kindness and love into her life. She always called me her little small fry, even at 24 years old. No matter how old I became, the name stuck and truthfully I wouldn’t want any other. I will forever miss her infectious laugh, her smile, and the times she would stay over during Christmas. Her and Uncle Joe would always cram into our little apartment, but they loved every moment of it. After Uncle Joe passed, she didn’t want to change a single beat and I didn’t want her to. We would share a room, she would insist on baking me cookies, reminisce about Uncle Joe and keep all our memories alive. I will forever be heart broken when Christmas comes along and you’re not here. I will miss calling you up and telling you about my day and hearing about yours. We had an inseparable bond that will last forever. As I grow older, I will never let those memories go and now it’ll be you and Uncle Joe that I’ll always reminisce about. I love you Aunt Diane. Rest peacefully with Papa and Uncle Joe.

Melanie Walker

August 31, 2020

It is so rare in life that someone touches your heart and soul the way that you did Diane. I was fortunate enough to be a part of your family. Laura and I enjoyed the time we spent with you in Texas. You shared your love for cooking and prepared your favorite recipes. You took us out and showed us your beautiful town. We met many of your friends who welcomed us and made us feel at home. I loved watching you in the kitchen. you always managed to create something amazing without much effort. You shared your love for family and friends and it always shined with your smile. Your loss has been very difficult and painful for us, but we know you are at peace and resting with Joe. Two angels watching over us. You will always be with us Diane.

Greg Marmen

August 28, 2020

I had the great opportunity of knowing Diane for over 20 years. We met through our jobs working at different locations and became friends fast. After I left the company, we still kept in touch. We always talked about getting our spouses together to meet. I never got the privilege of meeting her husband Joe, but I felt I knew him as often as Diane talked about him. Last September, we were able to visit Diane and stay with her in her home. We ate out, saw the local sites, played cards and laughed a lot - a perfect host. Diane was so generous and always gave her all in any situation. She was a classy lady and a great friend. So thankful for the memories. Sending prayers to her family who she talked about often. She will be greatly missed but is reunited with her Joe.

Eugene Cole

August 28, 2020

Diane was such a sweet person. I knew her as a colleague in the IT department. She would always help straighten out the mess I had with financial data. Never complained and just worked diligently until the problems were resolved. Always willing to jump in and help, and when I read other's posts I can see that this was just Diane - caring, thoughtful, and ever ready to help anyone in need. When I would visit the office in Arlington, she would go out of her way to offer me a ride to the airport. We're certainly going to miss her and the world is going to miss her as we truly need the kindness and caring Diane offered to everyone. Thoughts and prayers for Diane and her family.
- Gene Cole

Theresa Leary

August 24, 2020

Our Aunt Diane was a loving and supporting person who was very involved in all her nieces and nephews lives. Never missed a college graduation, always had baked goods waiting for us during each visit to Texas, and enjoyed spending Christmas in NY. We will miss her but have been comforted by the fact she is now with our Uncle Joe.

Karl Thomas

August 21, 2020

I was shocked to find out Diane has passed away. Since Diane worked in the IT department, it was inevitable that you would need her help. She was always nice to me when fixing any issues I had with my computer. Or maybe she was nice to me since I worked with her husband Joe, which I met and started working with about 30 years ago. No, that was just Diane. Diane will be forever remembered and forever missed. What a wonderful couple; Joe and Diane. God bless, Diane, Joe and your family.


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