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“Diane my dear. You will be missed so much. I will always remember our great friendship at bingo. Those great days will be in my heart Forever....Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Theresa Gagnon - West Suffield, CT

“It seems so unfair that death should have the power to take away someone you love. And when it happens, the thought of never again being able to talk...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“I will always hold our childhood memories and family times together, close to my heart.Love you.Your cousin in Virginia ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Gerri Pavlock - Richmond, VA

“Always helpful and friendly at her CVS position. Her discomfort has been erased. Our sympathy to her family. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Natalie & Peter Das - Suffield, CT

“My Mom who fought this disease with the courage and the stubbornness I would expect from Her. I am happy that I was there with her to laugh, smile...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Mark Mandirola - New York, NY

“A great lady that I had the pleasure of knowing for many years.She`ll be united with Bob.RIP my friend. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Jerry Bland - Suffield, CT

“I will miss her more than I can say. The last year or two have been highs and lows. Funny times, sad times, maddening times. The laughter was the...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Rose

“With deepest sympathy during this time of difficulty. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home - CT

“Diane and FAMILY HAVE BEEN FRIENDS FOR YEARS. She will always be in my HEART!! ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Pat Paine - Jefferson, GA

“Our deepest sympathy for the passing of our dear friend Diane. May warm memories bring the family comfort in the days ahead. May she rest in peace. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Charlie and Susan Alvanos - MA


Diane M. (Whitaker) Mandirola, 71, of Suffield, beloved wife of the late Robert H. Mandirola died peacefully on Monday, April 9, 2018 at home surrounded by her family. Diane was born in Springfield, MA on February 6, 1947, daughter of the late Thomas W. and Lucy Rita (Capaccio) Whitaker. She grew up in Springfield and moved to Agawam at the age of 8. She graduated from Agawam High School with the class of 1965. She worked for Kimball Container where she met the love of her life, Robert Mandirola. Diane and Robert were married on November 6, 1965 and they began their lives together in Suffield. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church and worked as a merchandiser for CVS for over 22 years. Diane enjoyed crocheting, traveling to Las Vegas, and taking cruises. She also enjoyed bingo in Windsor Locks and Chicopee. Diane was a kind, caring and devoted mother, sister, grandmother, and great grandmother who will be dearly missed. She leaves her children, Robert Mandirola and his wife Debbie of Exton, PA, Mark Mandirola and his wife Maureen of New York, NY, Paul Mandirola and his wife Sheri of Suffield, Timothy Mandirola of Suffield, and Shanon Crabtree and her husband Louis of Jackman, ME; her sister Carol Whitaker of Berwick, ME; 10 grandchildren Emily, Julia, Lindsey, Brittany, Kyle, Sean, Griffin, Connor, Parker, and Henry; and a great grandson, Nico. She is also survived by her best friend for many years, Donna. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 13, 2018, 10 a.m., at Sacred Heart Church, 446 Mountain Rd., Suffield. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Suffield. Her family will receive friends on Thursday, April 12, 2018, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home, 443 East St. North (Rt. 159) Suffield. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center 85 Retreat Ave., Hartford, CT 06106. Please visit us at www.carmonfuneralhome.com for online condolences and guest book.