OBITUARY

Diane Marie Spangnuolo

January 16, 1953October 29, 2018
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Ms. Diane (Diana) Spagnuolo died unexpectedly on October 29, 2018 in San Diego, CA at the age of 65, a victim of a brutal attack while she was at work. Diane was born on January 16, 1953 in Los Angeles, CA. She is survived by her children, Alexis Wylie and Danielle Hillier; her brother and sisters, Saverio (Sev) Spagnolie, Lisa Comstock, Sami Wright, Robin Marems, Lauren Marems, Pam Linquist, and Kathy Lyon, and her many nephews and nieces. She is preceded in death by her parents, Saverio (Sam) Spagnolie and Dory Czito, and her step-mother, Geri Spagnoli.

Diane was a long-time resident of the San Diego area. She loved her community, and especially the people in it. Diane was a kind, generous, and funny individual who loved making people laugh and who was passionate about helping people in need. She was an active and dedicated member of the El Cajon neighborhood where she lived and often volunteered and gave directly to the homeless.

Diane was known as a dedicated, hard-working employee of several businesses, including at Jackson Hewitt, as a seasonal tax preparer; at the Salvation Army, as a textiles processer and sales clerk for 16 years until 2012; at the El Cajon mobile home park where she resided, as an assistant manager; and at the adult store, where she worked for 24 years and was a manager at the time of her death.

Diane was an inspiration to her family and friends for her ability to always see the good in life and people. With a beautiful spirit and kind heart, she was loved by so many. She will be so deeply missed.

A memorial service and reception are scheduled for Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at El Cajon Mortuary (684 S Mollison Ave., El Cajon, CA 92020). All are welcome to attend and celebrate Diane’s life. Flowers are welcome. If you prefer to make a donation in Diane’s memory, we suggest one of the following charities: Salvation Army of San Diego, Goodwill, or Humane Society of San Diego. We encourage you to share memories, photos, and condolences at: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/el-cajon-ca/diane-spagnuolo-8043591. The family would like to give special thanks to Annamarie Francisco, Victim Advocate – San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, for her care and dedication to supporting us during this most difficult time.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 17, 2018
REMEMBERING

Diane Marie Spangnuolo

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Sami Wright

November 15, 2018

My sister was resilient sincere and family-oriented she was strong compassionate and she has left a presence here on Earth because of who she was I will miss her and our friendship love your sister Sami

Ida Wetzel

November 9, 2018

One day out of the blue Diane asked if I would take a picture with her. Anyone that knows me, knows that I don't like pictures, however I agreed. I am so thankful now that I did. I will always have this picture to remind me of our friendship and co-worker relationship. I am going to miss her laughter, her smile, our conversations, her kind and giving heart.
I know how sadden and hurt I am about her lose, so my heart truly grieves for the family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
RIP in peace my friend.

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