Calcaterra Funeral Home

5140 Daggett Ave, St. Louis, MO


Diane O'Farrell

September 3, 1933December 22, 2019

Diane V. O'Farrell (nee' Lisitano), fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, December 22, 2019 at the age of 86.

Diane was the cherished mother of Thomas Patrick O'Farrell, Jr.; dear wife of the late Thomas Patrick O'Farrell, Sr.; dear and loving sister of Frank (the late Shirley) (Gerry Beetz) Lisitano; Larry (the late Theresa) Lisitano; Anna Mae (John) O'Brien, and the late Thomas Lisitano; Dear daughter of the late Salvatore "Sam" and Josephine (nee' Matreci) Lisitano; the beautiful aunt of Michael (Barbara), Patrick (Amy), Kevin (Jennifer), and Maureen O'Brien, and Antoinette (Vern) Winter; great-aunt of Andrea, Allison, Grace, Nathan, and Madeleine O'Brien; dear cousin, special lifelong friend of Delores Gianino; and a dear friend to so many, including her family at Calcaterra Funeral Home and Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 10am, at Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church, at the corner of Pernod and Hampton. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Diane's memory to the American Heart Association would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Memorial Mass Saturday, January 4, 2020
  • Rite of Committal Saturday, January 4, 2020


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Barbara Gianino

January 7, 2020

Diane was a life long friend of my sister-in-law Dolores Gianino. That's how I met Diane. She was the most impeccable person ever. Diane could dig in a garden and not get dirty. Never a hair out of place, a smile that was infectious, and a kind word for everyone. I often thought she should do a tooth paste commercial because of her beautiful teeth and smile. I'm glad I had the privilege to know her.

Gwen Sniegocki

January 2, 2020

I have worked with Diane for almost 20 years. She was always happy, laughing, smiling and never had an unkind word to say about anyone.
We will all miss her so much and I wish her family peace and healing.

AnnaMae O'Brien

January 1, 2020

I have lost a big part of my life. My beautiful sister, Diane. We were
best friends, and always connected. We had a close sense of when
we were thinking of each other. I would think of her, and then the
phone would ring, and there was her sweet voice. She always told
me she was so happy to get a baby sister when she was 8 years old.
Especially since she had 3 older brothers. I remember us being so very close, and I'm sure it was from day one when I was born.
I'm having a hard time believing I will not physically see her anymore, or be able to call and talk to her. I'm trying hard to convince myself that she is no longer in any pain, and she is happy
with God and everyone she loved that left this world before her.
It's so hard right now, I hope it will get easier to cope with this
emptiness I'm feeling. She will always be in my mind and my heart, and I will think of her and talk to her each day to keep her with me. Untill we are together again, I love you, sweet sister. I can still hear your laugh.

Maureen O’Brien

December 31, 2019

I miss your infectious laugh, your long hugs, your amazing stories and most of all, the way you loved us fearlessly and unconditionally. Thank you for teaching me that the key to happiness is to find humor in everything even when it seems impossible. I promise to always be proud of my independence, to remember that a woman can do anything she puts her mind to, that shopping is a legitimate hobby, Imos is considered a balanced dinner, and laughter is the answer to everything. You gave so much to so many and I am honored to have known such an incredible person. I hope I always make you proud.

I will love you and miss you until the day that I die ❤️

Thomas Kraus

December 30, 2019

I had the privilege of hiring Diane and Dolores Gianino when they first started working at Calcaterra Funeral Home. Always reliable and ready to help in any way. An infectious laugh and always a gentle smile. God speed Diane, enjoy your heavenly Father's reward.

Liz Zempel

December 29, 2019

Diane was the sweetest lady and a joy to work with. She was funny; her dry sense of humor could catch you off guard. She was cheerful; never had a bad word to say about anyone. She was always willing to help out, and did it with a great attitude. She had such a pretty smile, and looked great all the time! Her passing has left a hole in our hearts and we will never forget her.

Beverly Russek

December 29, 2019

Diane was a wonderful and kind woman. I always enjoyed talking with her. She always had a smile on her face and was very kind to everyone. I worked with her for several years and always looked forward to it. She loved her family very much.

Beverly Russek


December 27, 2019

Diane was a gentle, kind, and classy lady. I enjoyed so much visiting with her. She always made me laugh. I will forever miss her laughter. Never heard her say a bad comment about anyone. She always knew how to make people smile and was the first person to offer a helping hand.
You could tell from talking with her, that she sure loved her family. She treasured each and everyone of them.

Go and rest my sweet friend.....