Mary Diana Blievernicht Xaudaro
July 16, 1940 – May 25, 2018
Diana Blievernicht Xaudaro of Gig Harbor WA passed away on May 25th, 2018 at the age of 77 from complications due to congestive heart failure after a long and beautiful life. Diana was born on July 16, 1940, in Indianapolis IN, to Teresa R. Blievernicht and Waldo F. Blievernicht. Early in her childhood, the family moved to Atlanta GA, where she grew up alongside her brother Steve and sister Barbara Ann. Diana graduated from Christ the King High School in Atlanta GA and then attended Georgian Court University in Lakewood NJ. While on a cruise to Europe she met Stefan D. Xaudaro, and later they married in 1963. After living in Queens NY, the couple moved to Vancouver Island, Canada where their first child Stefan Jr., was born. Later the young family relocated to Great Falls MT, where their daughter Teresa and second son, Vincent was born. After moving back to Atlanta for a time they finally settled in Kennewick WA, where she and the family lived for the next 30 years, and third son Charles was born. Diana was known for her quick-witted personality and happy demeanor. Anyone who met her always left smiling because she easily lifted their spirits with her humor and positive character. Diana worked many years in numerous hospitals and medical offices as a medical secretary a job she very much enjoyed. Diana loved animals and over the years adopted an abundance of cats, dogs and injured wild birds that she would nurse back to health. She loved to name her cats after relatives a tradition the family upholds to this day. Diana also loved classical music and was an accomplished pianist and harpist. Although she later separated from her husband Stefan, they always maintained a close and loving friendship. Diana was preceded in death by her ex-husband Stefan D, Xaudaro, and daughter Teresa M. Gisler. She is survived by her sons Stefan D. Xaudaro Jr., Vincent R. Xaudaro and Charles A. Xaudaro and their wives Dorothy, Coleen and Vanessa; her grandchildren Ryan, Alexandra, Chloe, Noah, Vincent Jr., Enzo, Kruse, Krosby and Kamryn; and brother Dr. Steve Blievernicht and sister Barbara Ann Moskowitz.
A funeral mass will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (the old church) on June 15, 2018, at 11:00 AM in Kennewick WA with a reception to follow. A graveside internment ceremony will be held at 2:00 AM at Waitsburg City Cemetery on E Eight St Waitsburg WA. Please call Stefan Xaudaro at (805) 338-9231 or Vincent Xaudaro (425) 785-4461if you have any questions. In lieu of flowers, we ask that a donation be made to the Humane Society for Animals in her name.
“Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” Proverbs 31:29