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|Diane G. O'Shaughnessy|
|Viewing: March 8, 2019 (Friday) from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM|
Service: March 8, 2019 (Friday) at 11:00 AM
Location: St. Rose of Lima Parish
Diane O’Shaughnessy of Gaithersburg, Maryland passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday March 3, 2019 after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. She is survived by her beloved husband of 47 years Gary O’Shaughnessy, daughters Kim Franz and Karen O’Shaughnessy, son-in-law Neil Franz, grandsons Patrick Franz and Adam Franz, brother and sister-in-law Joseph and Sheila Gavin, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Michael and Mary Glynn, as well as extended family and friends.
Originally from Tarrytown New York, Diane attended Mt. St. Agnes as an undergraduate and ultimately earned her Masters in Education. She taught elementary school until she married Gary and they began their life of traveling the globe as an Air Force family. Kim and Karen followed shortly after they married and there was nothing Diane loved more than being a mother – except maybe being a grandmother.
After fourteen duty stations, upon retirement Gary and Diane settled in Gaithersburg where Diane was a devoted member and volunteer at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. She became an avid golfer – and only cheated when absolutely necessary. She volunteered at the soup kitchen, played bridge, participated in book club, officers’ wives club, and numerous other groups and volunteer services. She lived a robust life of devout faith and was loved by all who knew her. Her smile lit up a room and she never met a stranger.
Her absence will leave an indelible hole in all of our hearts.
On March 8, 2019 a mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Rose of Lima Parish, 11701 Clopper Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878. Viewing 10-11am; funeral service at 11am.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital .
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