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“Mike we are truly sorry for you and your family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers and believe Diane is now at peace. We were doing...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Steve Morris - Shrewsbury, MA

“To the Pagano,Simmons and Forchiello families, I was very saddened to learn of Diane's passing. I have very fond memories of working with Diane at...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Ellen Liberty D'Orsi - Atlanta, GA

“I'll never forget swimming in the pool with Jen and Marc. Diane was a great lady who's legacy will live on through her wonderful family. My deepest...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Matt Beaton - MA - Friend

“To Paganos and their extended families--especially to Kelly-- We are so sorry for the loss of Diane. We hope that you are consoled by knowing she is...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Joan Cronin - Shrewsbury, MA

“Our sincere sympathy to the Pagano Family. Diane will be greatly missed. Pam and Joe Mondello And Staff at Festive Breads. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Pam mondello - Northboro, MA

“Mike...Lois and I are so sorry to hear of your great loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Charles/Lois kerbel - Dennis , MA

“Mike, Jen and Kelly, I will truly miss your mom. I have told Matthew and his wife Rachel with their year old son Mark. Tom and his wife are returning...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Ruth Pagano - CT - Aunt

“Michael: I am sorry for the loss of your wife, I remember meeting her once, a beautiful woman. Condolences to you and your two daughters. It...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Jeffrey L. Burch - Holden, MA

“I am so sorry for your loss. As I had lost my mother during the holidays just over 12 years ago to the same fate, I will be thinking of you and...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Mariah Donovan

“Even though it was a couple of short years that we were neighbors, Diane will always be in our hearts as she truly was a special person. The warmth...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Bob Cuccaro - Shrewsbury, MA

“Our deepest sympathy goes out to Mike, Kelley and Jennifer. Michelle and I hope that you find strength in all the Love that you shared with Diane. ...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Dan & Michelle Szczurko - Wayland, MA

“Diane was truely the salt of the earth. She was the friend that you could always count on for support and love. I remember the times that she would...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Lori Farrar - Paxton, MA - Friend

“Dear Diane, Uncle Dan and I will always have you in our prayers. You have always been so sweet and thoughtful. You have been so brave and...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Mr & Mrs. Daniel Szczurko - FL


I believe that we all enter life with God's love guiding us, and that in death God surrounds us with love and gives us a peace that we never experienced in life.

I believe that, silently, we all try to prepare for tomorrow. This is my tomorrow. I won't leave behind an impressive curriculum vitae or cure for cancer, but I was blessed to love and be loved. These are life's greatest gifts.

My gift of family is my husband, my love, Michael A. Pagano; my daughters, Kelley A. Pagano of Seattle and Jennifer P. Albrecht and her husband, Brian Albrecht of Cambridge; my first grandchild, Marin, whom I loved even before we knew her; my loving parents, Fred and Peg (Brosnihan) Simmons of Shrewsbury; my siblings, Carol A. Forchielli and her husband, Ken, of Shrewsbury and Brian F. Simmons and his wife, Rose, of Colleyville, Texas – my forever friends; and a host of much loved relatives in the Simmons and Pagano families.

I love you and thank you all for loving me. Remember me with a smile.

"To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent
people and the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest
critics and endure the betrayal of false
friends; to appreciate beauty;
to find the best in others; to leave
the world a bit better whether
by a healthy child, a garden patch,
or a redeemed social condition;
to know even one life has breathed
easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Diane M. Pagano passed away peacefully at home surrounded by those who loved her on Friday, December 9, 2011. With respect to Diane's final wishes, services will be private.

In lieu of flowers please honor Diane's memory with a contribution to National MS Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163 or Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services Inc., 240 Maple Avenue, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.