Diane Del Favero

March 24, 1939May 4, 2021

Diane Del Favero, 82, passed away Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Lake Success NY. Born on March 24th, 1939 in Queens, NY, she was the daughter of Anthony and Mildred Arnone, older sister to David, and a graduate of Flushing High School. Diane married Richard Del Favero on June 9th, 1962 at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Flushing, NY. She worked for many years as a Secretary in Long Island City and became a proud homemaker after giving birth to her two children, Rick and Jill. She remained active in her community by volunteering her time to do administrative work for Holy Family Church and the local PTA. The home she kept was a favorite hangout for her children and their friends, serving as a home base for rousing games of hide and seek, a practice space for her daughter's rock band, and a comfortable place for all to spend time. It wasn't unusual for one of her own kids to come home and find a friend already there having a bite to eat and a chat with Mom while she sat at the kitchen counter. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed gardening, bird-watching and spending time with her grandchildren. She was known as the ultimate host. Her annual Christmas parties were the anchor of the family and were open to all friends and family.

She will be deeply missed by all who knew her and all who were touched by her kindness. She leaves behind her husband Richard of 59 years, brother David and his wife Diane, her children - Rick Del Favero, Jill and her husband Tom Ciotti, and her grandchildren Salvatore and Johanna



  • Visitation 3-7PM

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, May 7, 2021


  • Cremation Private


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Joan Sangiovanni

May 6, 2021

Friends since high school, there are so many wonderful memories. But the most current memory, and the one that I’ll hold dear, was our meeting in July, 2019 in Wildwood Crest when we spent time together with our families. Breakfast shared with Diane and Richie when Joe and I met them the first morning. Tasty drinks enjoyed at Amy’s condo, relaxation at the pool, meeting for ice cream one evening as we got to share some time with our families. I’m so glad we got to see each other in these last years. Rest In Peace, Diane. Sending hugs to Richie. My deepest condolences to her family. ❤️

sal dimauro

May 5, 2021

To Dick and Family.

I am sorry to hear about the loss of Diane. I have great memories of visiting your house after driving you home. You are a great family and I mourn the loss of your loved one.