Diane Barszcz

(Dec. 18, 1951 - November 17, 2013)

Diane Barszcz (nee Plante)
The day her daughter gave birth, a grandmother was born. In that role Diane was a little bit parent, a little bit teacher and a little bit best friend. She was there from Monday to Friday to help raise them, she never missed a soccer or t-ball game, she was always in the front row at dance recitals and was perpetually ready to crack open the books to help with their homework. But, regardless of age or relation she’d drop everything to help care for someone. She left her job to make sure her own children were raised properly and moved back in with her parents when they took ill. When she did have time for herself, she could usually be found watching soaps or reading about celebrity gossip; if you had a question about the Kardashians, chances are she had the answer.
During an evening of bowling at Riverside Lanes Diane was introduced to a young man named John. Before long they’d start their 40 years of marriage and make Riverside their home. Together, their lives were blessed by their children: Dan of Riverside and Kristy Fenimore (Shaun) of Delran and again by their grandchildren: Alexis and Marcus. Diane is also survived by her mother, Pauline Plante of Edgewater Park, her sister, Louise Callahan (Michael) of Burlington Township, her brother-in-law, George Barszcz (Susan) of Edgwater Park, sister-in-law, Mary Atkinson (David) of Mt. Holly and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, Nicholas Plante and her siblings, Dennis and Francine Plante.
Come celebrate Diane’s 61 wonderful years (Dec. 18, 1951-Nov. 17, 2013) Thursday from 6-8 PM and Friday 9:30-10:15 AM at the Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside. Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11 AM Friday at Resurrection Parish (St. Casimir Site), Riverside. Interment St. Peter’s Cemetery, Riverside. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to the American Diabetes Assn. 150 Monument Rd., Suite 100 Bala Cynwood, PA 19004.

10 thoughts on “Diane Barszcz

  1. Maurice Lassiter

    Please know that earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. I am sorry for your loss and I will be praying for your peace and comfort. May Go’d great hand of mercy be upon your family as you continur to trust Him.

  2. Marge Dorazio

    Kristy and Family,
    I remember with clarity when my mother died. It is a sorrow so deep and lasting. I want you to know I am in sympathy with you and your children who will certainly find it difficult to understand their loss at this time. I hold you in my thoughts and hope for your peace during this time of grief.
    Margie Dorazio

  3. Dolores Costello

    Kristy and Family,

    Having been where you are right now; losing my dad at age 47 when I was 11 and my mom age age 88 it is never easy to lose your parent no matter the age. Remember all the happy memories to help sustain you and give you peace. I extend my sympathies to you and your family at this most difficult time.

    Dolores Costello

  4. Gary and Lorraine Hatcher

    We are sadden by the passing of Diane, it was such a shock to all. There are no words to take away the pain that all of you are feeling right now. She will be sadly missed.

  5. Marianne Stoltz

    We are praying that God gives you all the strength to get through these next few days and the days ahead..After that depend on the memories that you all made..believe me it doesn’t make it better but it will make you treasure what you had and appreciate life in another way now.We will never get a answer why so all we can do is continue on and Make new memories for your kids to treasure and hold on to forever. Love you Barrrrrrszcz.. aunt Mar xo

  6. Rich Linda Marter and boys

    So Sorry For Loss Our Thoughts And Prayers Are With All Of You MyAt This Time Of Sorrow Its Been A Year Since. We Lost my Mother And The Boys Their Grandmother BuT The Memories Will Be With You Always Diane Will Certainly Be Missed By All Who Were Blessed To Know Her !!!

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