Diana Margaret Simione

June 14, 1961 - May 1, 2018
Diana Margaret Simione

Jacksonville, N.C.- Diana Margaret Simione, 56, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2018 at her home after a long courageous battle with cancer. Born on June 14, 1961 in Fort Edward, N.Y. she was the daughter of Roger and Laura Valentine. Diana worked as a school bus driver for 28 years for the South Glens Falls School District in N.Y. and also for the Onslow County Public Schools in N.C. Diana loved riding the motorcycle with her best friend and husband Jim, going to the beach and sitting in the sun with her feet in the sand, and spending time with family and friends during get togethers and holidays. Most of all she enjoyed every moment she could spend with her grandchildren who called her “Button”. Diana was predeceased by her grandparents; George and Margaret Valentine, and Alva and Margaret Freeman. Survivors include her parents Roger and Laura Valentine of Blountstown, Florida, her husband James of Jacksonville N.C, her daughter Joelle Diamond and her husband Kyle of Hudson Falls N.Y., her son Benjamin Stanton and his wife Amie of Pittsburgh PA., her stepdaughter Kayleigh Green and her husband Austin of Holly Ridge, NC, her four grandchildren; Griffin Diamond, Raegan Diamond, Evelyn Diamond, and Austin James “AJ” Green, her sister Donna Schmidt and her husband Carl, her brother Don Valentine and his wife Mary, her twin brother Danny Valentine and his wife Karen, her sister Darlene Martino and her husband Lou, the extended Simione family, and several nieces and nephews. Diana’s wishes were to not have any funeral services and at a later time the family will have a celebration of Diana’s life for family and friends. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Onslow County Home Health and Hospice in Jacksonville N.C

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  • May 03, 2018
    Jan Christine says:
    Diane, you rest in Heaven with our dear Jesus. You will be sorely missed by my friend and your sister Donna but your suffering is ended now. You were loved.

  • May 10, 2018
    EA Schlesier says:
    Thoughts and prayers to all who loved and knew Diana, a woman of great courage and strength. Sending our love... Scott and Liz Flaska

  • May 07, 2018
    Gena Morgan says:
    We will all miss you Di. I’m so glad I had the opportunity to get to know you. You taught me a lot and how to enjoy every day, like it’s your last. You are at peace and no longer in pain, but you will be greatly missed!

  • May 05, 2018
    Rita McCullen says:
    Di was such a beautiful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Rita & Michael McCullen

  • May 04, 2018
    Lloyd Derby says:
    So sorry to hear about this. Diana was a delightful woman and will be dearly missed by us all.