OBITUARY

Diane A. Chickering Delape

March 20, 1959December 24, 2020
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Diane Delape, of Massapequa, L.I., died December 24, 2020, at the age of 61 years.

Family and friends will gather at the funeral home on Sunday, January 17th for Memorial Visitation from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., and 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. During the evening visitation, Pastor Kenneth Schnepp, Jr., will offer the Funeral Service.

Pandemic Protocols: We adhere strictly to the mandates of the Governors Office. MASKS are required at all times in the building, there are no exceptions. We are limited to a total of 35 visitors at any one time. Entry is in the REAR of the building - The front entrance is closed at this time. When you enter, you will be given a ticket which you will surrender when you leave. We encourage visitors to keep their visit as brief as possible.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation

    Sunday, January 17, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, January 17, 2021

Memories

Diane A. Chickering Delape

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Marian Chickering

January 18, 2021

Though your smile is gone forever and your hand we cannot touch
We have so many memories of the ones we love so much
Your memory is our keepsake with which we’ll never part
God has you in his keeping
We have you in our hearts 💕
RIP sweet sister In-law Diane
We all love and miss you lots 💕🙏💕

michael delape

January 18, 2021

i still cant believe shes gone, diane was my mother and a very good one, i will miss you with all my heart mom

Irene Garone

January 18, 2021

So many memories. Diane was my sister and a major part of my life with my husband and children over the last many years in addition to childhood memories - good and bad memories that kept us together through thick and thin. No words - just heartbroken and missing her.

Joe Merenda

January 17, 2021

My aunts and uncles were such a huge part of my upbringing. My aunt Diane was so much fun. Such an amazing and important part of my childhood. It didn’t matter how sad I was she would always make me smile, always make me feel better. One of my earliest memories is my aunt Diane taking me to see ET in the movie theaters. Covid 19 and a large family of my own has made it difficult for me to be there this day, but I love you and miss you always. May flights of angels take you to your rest.

Kathleen Corkins

January 16, 2021

Dear Chickering family.so sorry to hear of Diane’s passing , it’s so hard as I lost Dennis in Sept and each day is a struggle. the Chickering and the Donaghy family had such a bond. We were a large family. We all had uncle Artie (what are you deaf)we shared him with your family as he was the best . Diane Rest In Peace no more pain please give a kiss to your parents I loved them both. Great times at Cowans we drink down there even if we weren’t old enough. Please hug my parents and I’m sure Dennis welcomed you to heaven God Bless

Mario Merenda

January 16, 2021

So very sorry to the family for your loss. I know Diane since she was around 10 years old, and years later she became my sister in law. such a sweet girl taken to soon. RIP.

ANTHONY MERENDA

January 15, 2021

It's with great sadness I have to write this. I didn't see my aunt much over the past several years and that hurts. Growing up she was like a 2nd mother and ill always remember my first toy as a kid. my Pink Panther stuffed animal which stayed with me wherever I went as a child. I hope you are in a better place now. Love You and miss you always and will always hold you close to my heart.

Janet Mehling

January 15, 2021

Diane was only 11 when I left Copiague so don’t have many memories. What I do know is that she was a very sweet girl who always seemed to have a smile on her face every time I saw her. May she rest easy now in gods loving arms.

PATRICIA DONAGHY GIORDANO

January 14, 2021

I have so many memories of growing up with the Chickering family who lived across the street from us in the Venice. We were like family - always playing together, borrowing things from each other, watching out for each other & having the best childhood ever. Our parents were friends & they both watched out for all of us & helped each other with all the kids when necessary.
You are now an Angel in heaven Diane out of pain & suffering. Thank you & your parents which you are with now for all the wonderful times & memories. RiP.

Chris Storma

January 13, 2021

Memories are many: trying to run away from home but I could not leave without Diane , she was 3. I remember going down the rapids in a canoe , my dad’s idea, which ended up being the best day. We laughed so hard! Then when we rented an RV and went camping with my kids and enjoyed hiking and just being outside. There are many memories of you, my beautiful sister, and when you left a piece of me went with you. I hope you are soaring with the angels, as you are one. You are pain-free now and hopefully with Joe. Be free and happy “Deedles” Love you.

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