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Diane G. (Manni) Willborn

January 27, 1963 — December 8, 2023

Diane G. (Manni) Willborn

60, of Dayville, CT, formerly of Cranston, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2023 at RI Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Scott F. Willborn. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Mary (Pace) Manni.

Diane worked as a waitress for China Dynasty in Cranston for over 20 years. She then worked as an accountant for Picerne Real Estate Group before finally opening her own catering business, The Happy Hostess. Diane was also a member of the East Greenwich Garden Club.

Besides her husband Scott, Diane is survived by her loving sisters, Linda D. (Manni) Manuppelli and her husband Fred of Johnston, and Debra L. Manni-Provencal and her husband Paul of Cranston; sister-in-law of Nicholas Zeppos, Sr., and the late Barbara Zeppos, Robert and Steve Willborn; dear nieces and nephews, Heather J. Manuppelli-Branch (Joe), Brad A. Manuppelli (Fiancée Katie), Amanda Russo (Todd) and Nicholas Zeppos, Jr., and the late Andrew Zeppos. She is also survived by her goddaughter Gianna Manuppelli-Mirabella, great-nephews Dario and Dante Branch and great-great-nephews.

VISITING HOURS will be held in the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory, 1278 Park Avenue, Cranston on Thursday from 8:30 – 10:00 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am in St. George Maronite Church, 1493 Cranston St., Cranston. Inurnment will follow in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Johnston.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Women & Infants, Program in Women’s Oncology, 668 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903 OR Rhode Island Blood Center Inc., P.O. BOX 419354, Boston, MA 02241-9354.

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Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, December 14, 2023

8:30 - 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Nardolillo Funeral Home, Inc.

1278 Park Avenue, Cranston, RI 02910

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Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Inurnment

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Starts at 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

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