Dianne E. Kassotis, 84, died September 24, 2018 in Redlands, California, after a period of declining health. She was born in Beverly Massachusetts on November 17, 1933, the daughter of H. Chester Moore Sr. and Hazel B. (Atwater) Moore. She grew up on the North Shore of Massachusetts and graduated from Beverly, Mass. High School. She married James Kassotis of Danvers Massachusetts on May 11, 1952. They began their lives together in Danvers and Peabody Massachusetts, and throughout their lives together they lived in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, California, Arkansas, New Hampshire and Florida. Shortly after her husband’s death in 2005 Dianne moved to California.
Dianne, throughout her life worked in many food service and retail businesses. She was an avid knitter and crocheter and loved crafting. Since moving to California, she volunteered at the Highland Senior Center where she was the trip office coordinator. She most enjoyed her family and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was an avid sports fan and especially loved football. Even though she was a New Englander at heart she loved the Dallas Cowboys, which provided much friendly banter amongst family members. Her trip to Cowboy stadium was very special to her. She had a special spot in her heart for all animals and enjoyed many great pets throughout her years.
Dianne is survived by her four children; two sons, Chester Kassotis and his wife Cindy of San Dimas, California, and Wayne Kassotis and his wife Linda of Fitzwilliam, NH; her two daughters, Angela Wampler of Antrim, NH and Dianne Mitchell and her husband David of Sharon, NH; 9 Grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and several nieces. Her brother died earlier.
Friends and family are invited to calling hours on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 11:00am to 12:30pm at the Cournoyer Funeral Home, 33 River Street, (Rte. 202) Jaffrey, NH 03452. After a time for reflection and gathering, we will proceed to the Chapel at the Massachusetts Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon, Massachusetts 01475, for a committal ceremony where she will be laid to rest with her husband.
In lieu of flowers donations are requested to be made in Dianne’s memory to the Monadnock Humane Society, 101 West Swanzey Road, Swanzey, NH 03446, or at www.monadnockhumanesociety.org/donate