An Obituary: Dianne E. Chandnoit

November 6, 2023

Dianne E. Chandnoit, 76, of Bedford, died on Nov. 4, 2023, in Concord.

Dianne was born on July 15, 1947 in Cambridge. She was the daughter of the late Idillio and Lillian (Romeo) Porreca.

She was raised in Waltham and was a member of the Class of 1965 at Waltham High School.

Dianne had many jobs during her lifetime. She started working at Northeast Airlines, and was a secretary at Daniel Butler School in Belmont and the Office Furniture Store in Waltham. She retired from Harvard University School of Public Health where she was a staff assistant.

She enjoyed painting, many crafts and cooking.

Dianne E. Chandnoit

She is survived by her husband, William T. Chandnoit; her daughter Marillian Missiti and her husband Danny and their children Anthony and Gianna Missiti all of Bedford; stepdaughter Pam Venini and her husband Dave and their children Derek and Ryan, all of Bellingham; her stepson Eric Chandnoit of NH; two brothers, Edward Porreca and his wife Kathleen of Bellingham and Alan Porreca and his wife Eileen of FL as well as her longtime friend, Linda Fedele of Bedford and many nieces and nephews.  

Her funeral will be held from the Bedford Funeral Home, 167 The Great Rd., Bedford, at 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 13, followed at 10 a.m. by a funeral Mass at St. Michael’s Church, 90 Concord Rd., Bedford. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12.

Burial will be in Shawsheen Cemetery in Bedford.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc. of New England, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116.

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