Diane Marie Antonelli, 59

March 17, 2016

Diane Marie Antonelli, 59, of Estes Park, CO, formerly of Lancaster, died Thursday, March 17, 2016, in Colorado, of natural causes.

Born in Lancaster, Diane was a 1975 graduate of McCaskey High School and received a Bachelor of Science in Special Education from Pennsylvania State University in 1981. She continued her education at the University of Northern Colorado, from which she received her Masters of Education in 2000.

Diane taught Middle and High School Special Education at Manheim Township and Colorado, where she was an Assistant Principal at John Evans Middle School from 2002 to 2004, and culminated her career as the Principal of Estes Park High School.

Diane loved being around friends, cooking Italian food, volunteering her time with various nonprofit organizations, taking care of animals, and took especially great joy in being with her children.

She is survived by her parents, Raymond F. and Lorraine D. (Groschup) Antonelli, her daughter Megan, and her three sons, Benjamin, Nikolas, and Jacob.

A Memorial Mass was held for Diane on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church in Estes Park, CO. Interment was held at Conestoga Memorial Park, Lancaster.

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Condolences to the Family

April 08, 2016

Ray and Lorraine,  
I am saddened by the passing of your daughter and my friend Diane.  I have thought of her often through the years.  Diane loved you both so very much.  I am so sorry.  Love, Kathi Farrell Rothfus.

April 03, 2016

Ray and Lorraine and family,
I was saddened to hear of Diane’s passing,  I have thought of her many times through the years and hoped she was well.  I hope you and her children will remember the joy she brought to all of you.  Thinking of you.
Kathy Barto Johnston

April 02, 2016

Lorraine and Ray, I am saddened by the loss oy your daughter. Always remember the good times and family moments with Diane as you also mourn her passing. Ray, you were one of my favorite bosses at Lancaster City PD and I will always remember the lessons you taught me.     Denny Arnold

March 31, 2016

Ray and Lorraine — I was saddened to read of your loss.  Though I had not seen Diane for many years, I have fond memories.  After high school (we were classmates), she got me to volunteer with her at Camp Sunshine, which I am sure is just one of many volunteer activities she engaged in.  A very caring and engaged person, she will be missed.  My thoughts and prayers will be with you.  Chuck Blumenstock

March 31, 2016

Ray & Lorraine, I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time!
Lloyd & Brenda Dochterman

March 30, 2016

I also remember Diane from McCaskey; I knew her just well enough to say “hi” to when passing in the hallways.  Nevertheless, I recall her as possessing a positive, upbeat spirit.  Her great sense of humor was still very much in evidence when she submitted her responses to a biographical questionnaire for the 35-year class reunion.  My sincerest condolences to her family members for this untimely loss.
Debbie Neiss

March 30, 2016

I am sorry for your loss. Diane and I were friends and cheerleaders at McCaskey HS. WE had great times. She was so pretty. God Bless her family. Bonnie Wanner Herr

March 30, 2016

Ray, I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time!
Sue Matroni

March 30, 2016

With Deepest Sympathy to the Family.
I went to McCaskey with Diane and have many fond memories of the time we spent together. So very sad for your loss- May she rest in peace.
God Bless, Ann Marie Filling-Koch

March 30, 2016

I am deeply saddened to read of Diane’s passing and extend my heartfelt sympathy to her family. I had the honor of serving as her English teacher at McCaskey and am happy to know that she chose this honorable profession. You will all remain in my thoughts and prayers. ~ Jane Pelland, Charleston, SC

March 30, 2016

Our condolence to the family .  Pat and john settle

March 30, 2016

Ray and Lorraine – I was so sorry to read of your loss in LNP. Prayers for both you and Diane’s family.
Lori (Hall) Walter

March 30, 2016

I am so very saddened to read of Diane’s death. We were good friends at Penn State and I remember her so fondly.   Jane Shipe. 

March 30, 2016

I was so sorry to read the obit of Diane.  I remember fondly how much my parents, Jason and Serena Nonnenmocher, talked about Diane.  She was two years older than my oldest daughter and I know my parents were so anxious to be grandparents that she filled a void in their lives at the time.  Thoughs and prayers go with you at this time.  Diane must have been a very special person to teach special education, and to return to school and become a high school principal.  You must be so proud of her. May God grant you strength sufficient to your needs at this time.  Joan Nonnenmocher Miller

March 30, 2016

Our deepest sympathy to you for the loss of your dear daughter.  May your happy memories of her sustain you during thes difficult days.  We offer our prayers for your consolation. Ellie and Jack Krause

March 30, 2016

    We were saddened to read of your daughter’s passing.     So sad, so young.    May Jesus give you strength and comfort, at this time of sorrow.                                Brandt  T. Hipple   Jr.                                                                                                                                                                   

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