Diane Pliner

January 22, 1939May 7, 2019

Diane C. Pliner, known and loved in the Watertown, MA community, passed away peacefully at her home on May 7, 2019. She was 80.

Diane was born to Edward and Anne Chentko on January 22, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY. She grew up in Rhode Island with her two sisters, Henrietta Paige (deceased) and Rita Cuker of Boston, MA.

Always passionate about politics, Diane worked at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in the 1980s. Later, she worked in the Department of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center until her retirement in the early 2000s.

For decades, Diane was a voracious reader and an avid skier, tennis and bridge player.

Diane is survived by her three children and their spouses: Edward S. Pliner and Pamela B. Burns of Montgomery, NJ; David A. Pliner and Amy B. Pliner of Marblehead, MA; and Dr. Susan M. Pliner of Geneva, NY.; six grandchildren and their spouses: Zachary and Lindsay Pliner of Ringoes, NJ; Jared Pliner and Dr. Kate Linnea of Boston, MA; Dr. Hannah Pliner of Seattle, WA; Hallie Pliner and her fiancé, Cameron Sewall, of Boston, MA; Sydney Pliner of NY, NY; and Lily Silver of Geneva, NY; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services for Diane will be private.


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Sol Feldman

May 10, 2019

To Ed & Pam,

Linda and I extend our condolences to you and family.

Your Seawinds friends,
Linda and Sol feldman

Helaine Dorenfeld

May 9, 2019

When I was growing up I spent several summers with Diane in Rhode Island. After Diane got married I would spend the time with
her and her family. When she and her family moved to Spring Valley New York we were even closer as that was where my family lived.
I will always treasure the times we had together. I got married and moved to California and just saw her a few times after that. Diane came to California and stayed with me and will always treasure our times together.