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Harry J Will Funeral Homes

37000 W Six Mile Road, Livonia, MI

OBITUARY

Diana Marie Rattanni

May 17, 1961June 17, 2020
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Diana Marie Rattanni, age 59, of Livonia, Michigan passed away on Wednesday June 17, 2020.

Loving sister of David (Cathy), Cynthia (Bruce), and Karen (Jim). Dearest aunt of Monica, James (Liz), Ryan (Chelsie), Kaitlin (Ben), Meghan, and Ethan. She was preceded in death by her Beloved parents Louis and Marian.

Diana loved to travel and spend time with her family and friends. Diana also loved her nieces and nephews and always kept in touch with them as much as she could in person, and when she couldn’t, through phone calls, Facebook, and texts. She loved getting pictures and videos of everyone and especially more recently of her great nephew and niece, Mason and Vivienne.

Diana loved to explore the city of Detroit with her friends and was also up for a concert or a Tigers game at a moments notice.

Visitation (10 guests at a time) will be Sunday, June 21, 2020 from 10am-1pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, Livonia. A Private Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, June 22, 2020.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are appreciated to MIOCA (Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance).

Please share a fond memory or message to the family in the guestbook below.

Services

  • Visitation (10 guests at a time)

    Sunday, June 21, 2020

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Rena Whitehill - Ray

June 26, 2020

I loved Dee's zest for life! She had a big smile, a contagious laugh and a big heart.
Dee, YOU were "good people", a phrase she often used. So glad I had the pleasure to work with you and to get to know you.
Rest In Peace, Sweet Dee! You will be missed dearly!

Cindy Persitz

June 21, 2020

I loved Dee's hearty laugh, which she did often. I'm so glad I was able to spend time with her doing things like exploring the Guardian Building, going to a concert, doing TacFit workouts. Dee was so kind and compassionate. And I so very much appreciated her support and suggestions when I was going through my own treatment. Dee was a real sweetheart and I will miss her.

Linda Schulz (Drouillard)

June 20, 2020

After viewing the memorial video, I keep thinking about the photo of Dee Dee on the phone. I know she must have been talking to me because we would sit on her porch talking for hours then go home and call each other immediately. Mind you we lived right across the street from each other. She's the only person I knew who used a coat hanger to zip up her jeans. I love you DeeDee, and your family. See you on the other side, friend.

Mary Morency

June 19, 2020

She is one of the sweetest souls I ever had the pleasure of getting to know...all the way back in high school. She will be terribly missed by so many. My thoughts and prayers to her family and friends💗💗💗

Dee Moretti

June 19, 2020

David, Cindy, Karen and family, My heart goes out to you all at this time. Wow, how can it be that DeeDee is gone? I feel so fortunate that I was able to see her when I was home in January. We had such a good talk and did a lot of laughing. I have so many memories of the fun things we did together starting with learning every word to the Partridge Family album in the Rattanni's garage, playing softball together, being roommates, going to Center Stage, Frankie's, etc.
Almost every time I came home for a visit we were able to see each other and keep our friendship going for almost 50 years. I am truly blessed! I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. DeeDee Laidlaw

Mary (Laidlaw) Maxwell

June 19, 2020

Dave, Cindy and Karen,
I'm so sad to hear of the passing of DeeDee. I will never forget her starting the David Cassidy... or was it Bobby Sherman? fan club and I was lucky enough (or stupid enough) to be the secretary. I got to write down all the words to each song! Dee was always fun to be around and laughing all the time. She will stay in our memory!

Much love to all of you!


Mary

Margie Lockman

June 19, 2020

I am so saddened by the news of Deedee’s passing. She always had a smile and happy personality growing up on Randy Drive. We gave her the nickname , Gertrude when we were kids, and I don’t even remember why! Deedee will be greatly missed.

My love and condolences to the Rattanni family.

Margie Laidlaw Lockman

Donna Daniels

June 19, 2020

Karen, We are so sorry for this great loss. Please know we will keep your sister, you and your family in our prayers.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY