David A. Diette of Raleigh, NC formerly of Lowell


5916-dietteDavid Alan Diette, 67 of Raleigh, NC formerly of Lowell, MA, died Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Duke Raleigh Medical Center in Raleigh, NC after a brief illness.

He was the beloved husband of Ruth A. (Sawyer) (Sheehan) Diette with whom he celebrated 27 years together.

Born in Lowell, MA, he was the son of the late Elmer M. and Irene A. Diette. He was a graduate of Lowell High School with the class of 1967; he was also a graduate of Northern Essex Community College and Salem State College with an Associate Degree in Management.

Over the years he was employed with Dennison Manufacturing and Nashua Corp both in Chelmsford, MA and most recently retired from Verizon Communication in Boston. Upon retiring, David and Ruth moved to Raleigh, NC in 2015.

He was a former communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Lowell.

He was a life member of the Knickerbocker Club in Lowell.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Michael Diette of Flagler Beach, FL and Marc and Stacie (Mezzetti) Diette of Raleigh, NC, one stepson, Thomas Sheehan, Jr. and his wife, Kristine (Sosnowski) of Raleigh, NC and a stepdaughter, Bonnie Grenier and her partner, Steven Rose of Lowell, MA, five grandchildren, Michael, Gavyn, Mackenzie, Jayla and Kira Diette and four step-grandchildren, Zachary and Ashly Grenier, Katie Sosnowski and John Thomas “JT” Sheehan. He is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Susan (Graham) Diette of Pepperell, MA and a sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Bernard McCormack of Tyngsboro.

Visiting Hours are Wed. from 3:00 to 7:00 PM. Funeral Thurs. 10:00 AM from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 Middlesex St. Chelmsford, MA with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church 115 Middlesex St. Chelmsford. Burial in Westlawn Cemetery, Lowell. Memorials may be made in his name to the Duke Raleigh Cancer Fund, 710 W. Main St., Suite 200 Durham, NC 27701. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.


November 9, 2016
3 PM - 7 PM
Dolan Funeral Home


November 10, 2016
10 AM
Dolan Funeral Home
  1. Lisa Richard Hamel says:

    To all the Diette family, we are thinking of you all in this difficult time. Hold on to your treasured memories and happy times, those no one can take away.
    Lisa & Rick Hamel
    Derry NH

  2. Sandi Howard says:

    Tom, your friends here at Fidelity are sending our deepest condolences to you and your family. These are sad times but always keep the happy times in your heart and cherish them.

  3. Debbie Aldrich says:

    Marc and Stacie, I am so very sorry. Treasure your memories with him! Marc, you are the wonderful dad you are because of life lessons from him

  4. Karen Quinn says:

    David was a great guy and will be missed by many. He was a man of many talents who liked to share his knowledge, whether he was sharing recipes with his son, or building small things with the grandkids. He was a good go to person too with a computer question. No one will miss him more than Ruthie. They made a great couple, enjoying each other, their extended families, and life. Rest in peace dear friend.
    Karen and Marty

  5. Jeannie Sheehan says:

    My condolences to the Diette and Sheehan families. We will miss you David.

  6. Ryne & Lori McClaren says:

    With deepest sympathy as you remember David. Lori and I are wishing you comfort and many joyous memories.

  7. Maryellen LeRiche says:

    I am so truly sorry to hear about David. He was always so kind and always had a smile on his face! He will truly be missed. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers during such a difficult time.

    Mia LeRiche

  8. Kimberly Sosnowski-Mills says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. David was a wonderful man and he will be missed.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Love, Kim snd Stan

  9. MaryAnn Fiore says:

    Sorry for your loss.

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