David A. Diette of Raleigh, NC formerly of Lowell
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.