Diane C. Baum

July 24, 1946September 7, 2011

Diane C. (Dunbar) Baum, “DiDi”, age 65, of Swansea died September 7, 2011 at her residence unexpectedly. She was the wife of Clifford Baum for the past 44 years.

Born in Canada, a daughter of the late Richard J. and Iva Mae (Lancing) Dunbar, she came to the United States at age 12 and graduated from Woodbury High School in Connecticut. She worked in retail for several years with her mother who owned and operated Iva Mae’s Yarn Shop in Connecticut. Outgoing and spontaneous, she made friends wherever she went as she and her husband traveled around the country finally moving to Swansea from California in 2009. “DiDi” was an avid craftsperson and knitter.

Surviving in addition to her husband: 1 daughter: Jennifer Valcourt of Swansea, 1 son: Michael Baum of Amherst, NH, sister Linda Giovannini of Thomaston, CT, brother: William Dunbar of Watertown, CT, 5 grandchildren: Mackenzie and Alex Valcourt, Gunnar, Hunter and Taylor Baum and several nieces and nephews.

Contributions in her honor may be made to Joslin Diabetes Assn, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215, Private arrangements in the care of WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE at BIRCHCREST, Swansea.


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September 19, 2011

Dear Cliff and family,

We are saddened to hear of Didi's passing. We love her, and her family, as our own and have such wonderful memories of time spent together over the years. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

With Love,
Joyce Doyle,Teresa & Jim Smith,Janis Barrett

Cindy Clark

September 15, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with you Cliff and your family. Didi was such a delight and so much fun to be with. We had such fun with you two and I was so looking forward to repeating the fun. With my deepest sympathy.

John Murphy

September 15, 2011

All my prayers and my deepest sympathies to you and your family on your loss.

Jen & Pete D'Auteuil

September 15, 2011

Thinking of you during this difficult time and wishing you peace and comfort.

Christine Roy

September 15, 2011

Always a giggle and a hug and spot of tea. I've been compulsively knitting this week while the tears stream steady down my face. I will treasure every memory and lesson taught. I can only hope I can continue to do her proud. The glitter seems gone from the world at the moment, it will be all our goal to put the "wow" back in, in the times to come. Rest in peace dear Aunt Didi.

Rebecca and Mike Palmer

September 15, 2011

We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you in your time of need.

Caryn Santone

September 15, 2011

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you.
Steven & Caryn Santone

September 14, 2011

Sorry about the sad news..
prayers for Cliff and all the Family

from Denise Specht in Ca
Ceil's daughter

Gayle DiBenedetto

September 13, 2011

It has been many years since we've all lived in the same neighborhood. I remember detouring to the Baum's house to hang with Mrs Dee (as she let me call her) , Jennifer & Mike. Wonderful memories were made which I'll always hold dear to my heart. Our sincerest prayers & condolences goes out to Mr Cliff, Michael, Jennifer & families...through this difficult time. In Friendship & Love, Gayle, TJ (Alves) DiBenedetto & kids

Cassandra Gagnon

September 13, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.