Diane Lundell Wolf  December 25 1934  November 17 2022

Diane Lundell Wolf December 25 1934 November 17 2022

December 25 1934 November 17 2022
Diane (Lundell) Wolf, 87, of Kensington, passed away on November 17, 2022. The only child of Helen and Frank Lundell of New Britain, she was born on December 25, 1934 – their Christmas present. In 1955, she met William “Bill” Wolf, and even before their first formal date, he told her he would marry her the following year. Indeed, they were married in August 1956, and enjoyed 59 full and fulfilling years together before his death in February of 2015. Diane is survived by their four children: William D. Wolf and wife Mary of Charleston, SC; Erica and husband David McKenzie of Kensington, CT, and Apex, NC; Carolyn “Cari” and husband Frank Sataline of Farmington, CT, and Ellen Wolf and partner Robin Boislard of Niantic, CT. Diane also leaves behind six grandchildren and five great grandchildren: Jessica McKenzie and husband Ryne Schultz and their two children, Forrest and Sadie, Jennifer (Sataline) Brown and husband Michael Brown and their three children, Tommy, Kacie, and Sophie; Amanda McKenzie and wife Chelsea Doherty; Kathryn (Sataline) Voreis and husband Elliott Voreis; and Mary Grace and Lily Wolf. Diane also leaves behind Marl Jackson, a close family friend whom she loved as family. A graduate of New Britain High School, 1952 and Green Mountain College, Diane had a passion for the arts and spent part of her late teen/early 20s in New York City interning for fashion magazines and working in design. Throughout her life, she had an artistic flair, a passion and talent for sketching, painting, needlepoint, sewing, and design. She had a gift for finding and creating beauty in everyday life, evident in her “Secret Garden” on Cape Cod and the intricate painting of her grandchildren’s names into the artwork on her cape house staircase. An avid reader and lover of literature, Diane was always surrounded by books. In the early 1970s, Diane went on to pursue a master’s degree in teaching from Central Connecticut State University. She was a beloved English teacher at Berlin High School for over 20 years, retiring in 1998, and sharing her passion for language and literature along the way. Her children and son-in-law have fond memories of being in school while she was a teacher, and her grandchildren will forever be grateful for her help editing and discussing their high school papers and college essays! For the past 25 years, Diane enjoyed her home in Eastham, on Cape Cod, where family and friends were always welcome, and all came to enjoy the Cape. Diane was an active member of First Lutheran Church in New Britain throughout her entire life, where she was editor of Temple Chimes at the church. She was also a member of the Kensington Garden Club and served on the board at the Friendship Service Center in New Britain. Diane enjoyed the companionship of Charlie Silsby later in her life, a longtime friend, whom she married in 2017 after the loss of both of their spouses. Charlie predeceased Diane in 2020; Diane’s family is grateful for the joy that Charlie was able to bring to Diane in her later years. She left the world having lived to make it a better place, and she will be sorely missed. A Memorial Service will be held at First Lutheran Church, 77 Franklin Square, New Britain, CT 06051 on Tuesday December 6th at 11am. Calling hours are Monday December 5th from 4-6 pm at Carlson Funeral Home, 45 Franklin Square, New Britain. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Lutheran Church or to the Friendship Service Center, P.O. Box 1896, New Britain, CT 06050. Please share a memory or note of sympathy at www.carlsonfuneralhome.com

Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Diane Lundell Wolf December 25 1934 November 17 2022.

A W Carlson Funeral Home

Death notice for the town of: New Britain, state: Connecticut

death notice Diane Lundell Wolf December 25 1934 November 17 2022

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