Diane Larson Dunn, kind-hearted, loving wife, mother, grand-mother and friend passed peacefully at the age of 75 in her home in Trumbull, CT, surrounded by her family.
Diane was born to parents Olive and Herbert Larson in Brooklyn, New York in 1946. A true New Yorker Diane loved beach days at Breezy Point. She graduated High School in 1964 in Brooklyn, NY where she also went on to attend Heffley and Brown Secretarial School. She started her career as a legal secretary at Kirlin, Campbell & Keating, a Maritime Law Firm in the financial district in Manhattan.
In 1967 Diane ventured to a wedding in Connecticut where she met the love of her life and future Husband Jim Dunn. They immediately hit it off and were married 2 years later. She was happily welcomed into his large Irish family, however she remained very proud of her Swedish heritage. They raised a family together and created a home where the door was always open to family and friends.
Diane was fun, interesting, loving, charismatic, and kind. She could be found whipping up her world famous cole slaw in the kitchen or lunching with her gal pals of 40+ years. She was an active member of her community in Trumbull for many years. Along with many of her friends she was a member of a women’s civic group.
Above all else, Diane held her children dearest. This includes her three children and eight grandchildren. She loved family vacations to Cape Cod, Lake George in the Adirondacks, and many adventures to visit family and friends in Ireland. She loved sharing holidays with her extended family and in-laws. She never showed up empty handed and never had a bad word to say about anyone.
Diane loved The Beatles, Irish music, and catching up on the dramas of The Days of our Lives.
Diane is pre-deceased by her best friend and husband, Jim Dunn in 2010. Diane is survived by her children and their spouses James & Tracy Dunn, Alison & Michael O’Connor, and John & Jessica Dunn and by her greatest loves her grandchildren, Christopher, Jake, Larson, Eoin, Nuala, Clover, Arden and Navy. She will also be sorely missed by her dearest friend of 58 years Christine Hoganmiller.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. in the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Rd. Trumbull, CT. Interment will follow in St. John Cemetery Darien, CT. Friends may greet the family on Wednesday August 3, 2022 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Diane’s memory to the Umbrella Club, a Fairfield county nonprofit organization that the Dunn family supports. (https://umbrellaclub.org/donate/)