OBITUARY

Diane De Rudder Bassignani

August 31, 1938February 11, 2013
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Diane Bassignani, 74, of New Bern, died February 11, 2013 at Bayview Nursing and Rehab Center, after a long-term battle with Alzheimer’s. She was a member of Village Chapel Presbyterian Church. Diane is survived by her husband Otello Bassignani, one daughter, Susan Wilson and husband William of Stafford, VA; one son, Aldo Bassignani of New Bern; one sister of Washington State; and six grandchildren, Ashley and Eric Wilson, Caitlyn and Jordan Bassignani, and Melissa and Kyle Bassignani. She was preceded in death by her eldest son, Mario Bassignani; and her parents, Myra DeRudder and John DeRudder. Diane was born in New York City where she graduated from Flushing High School in 1956, and married in 1958. During her life she had the fortunate opportunity to experience life here and abroad. In 1962 she moved to Washington State and resided there until 1970, then on to Hawaii where she lived until 1990. From 1984 to 1987 she resided in Yokosuka, Japan, where she had the opportunity to experience and travel Asia. During her stay in Japan she had the rewarding pleasure of teaching young Japanese school girls the American language and culture. In 1990 Diane and her husband left Hawaii and sampled the south from Florida to North Carolina, where they finally settled in New Bern to spend their retired years. Prior to her illness she had the pleasure to travel Europe. Diane was very active in the Order of the Eastern Star, and other affiliated organizations. She was a lifetime member of Lei Aloha Chapter in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she served as Worthy Matron twice. She later joined Vida Grantham Chapter in New Bern. The family will meet visitors at 1:00 pm Saturday, February 16, 2013, followed by a service at 2:00 pm at Village Chapel Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow the services at Greenleaf Memorial Park. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1305 Navaho Dr. Ste. 101, Raleigh, NC 27609; or the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Rd, Greenville, SC 29605 Online condolences may be made to the Bassignani family at www.cottenfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, February 16, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 16, 2013
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February 21, 2013

Mr. Bassignani,

While I never had the pleasure of meeting Diane, I am certain she was a beautiful person based on all of our conversations about her. Your story together is one of love and devotion. I admire you very much. I offer my sincere condolences for your loss.

R Scott West
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Marc De Rudder Lambrechts

February 19, 2013

Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.

February 16, 2013

I am sorry to read about your loss. May the Bible bring you comfort during this difficult time.

Cynthia De Rudder

February 16, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of
grief. Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special
guardian angel to watch over you

February 15, 2013

DEAR ALDO AND FAMILY;

WE WERE SADDENED TO HEAR OF DIANA'S PASSING, BUT GLAD TO KNOW THAT SHE IS STARTING A NEW AND BEAUTIFUL LIFE AT HOME WITH THE LORD. SHE IS FINALLY AT PEACE. MAY THIS BRNG GREAT STRENGTH AND COMFORT TO EACH OF YOU.

LOVE; MARIANN, ELVI AND THE BASSIGNANI FAMILY

Rick Hight

February 15, 2013

I was sure saddened to hear of Diane's passing. She is finally free now from the terrible repression of her earthly bonds and is certainly rejoicing, with God and all of her memories.

Isabelle De Rudder Corbeels

February 14, 2013

sorry to hear about Diana. Thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Pachita De Rudder

February 14, 2013

Aldo Otello, Susan and Aldo sorry to hear about your mom death. hope soon God gives you resignation.

Talina De Rudder

February 12, 2013

Aldo, Susan...Sorry to know about Diane. I hope soon your heart will be better. I love you so much. Talina De Rudder

FROM THE FAMILY