Of Malden. A lifelong resident of Malden, passed away suddenly on January 29th at the age of 80. Diane was born in Stoneham in 1942, the daughter of Merle and Doris (Russo) Rontondi. She was raised and educated in Malden, graduating from Malden High School with the Class of 1960. She then attended the Chandler School of Business. She went on to become a Legal Secretary for Ropes and Gray Law Firm in Boston. She was with the firm for around 40 years until her retirement in 2008.
Diane was a selfless person that cared for both of her parents as they aged, and was always there for her brother Bob. She was a longtime communicant of Sacred Hearts Church in Malden. She served as secretary for the Malden Babe Ruth League for many years. In her free time Diane was an avid reader and enjoyed fine dining.
She is survived by her brother Robert Rotondi of Malden. Diane was preceded in death by her parents, Merle and Doris Russo.
Visitation were held at the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, Malden on Wednesday, February 1st. Funeral services were held from the Home on Thursday followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Hearts Church, Malden. Interment followed in Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of Flowers, Donations may be made to Malden Babe Ruth, 130 Linden Ave, Malden, MA 02148.