Diane M. Maritato, age 77, passed away Friday, November 21, 2014 at the Hospice House in Racine surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Racine on October 22, 1937, daughter of the late Herman and Irene (Nee: Bencriscutto) Porcaro.
Diane was a Realtor for twenty-nine years, a former director and president of the Racine Board of Realtors and a former director of the Wisconsin Realtors Association. She was a member of the Vittoria Colonna and served as president in 2010-2011. She was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. Her passions ranged from cooking, entertaining, playing bridge, reading and traveling. She was deeply loved, always in our thoughts and forever in our hearts.
Surviving are her husband, Dr. Frank, children, Lisa (Patrick) Peterson of Ashburn, VA; Mitch (Debbie) Maritato of Germantown, WI; Nancy Custard of Ashburn, VA; Frank (Karen) Maritato of Glen Allen, VA; four grandchildren, Meagan and Emily Maritato, Gianna and Zoë Custard; brothers and sister; Joseph (Judy) Porcaro, David (MaryAnn) Porcaro, Nita (Tom) Bain, Dino (Sophia) Porcaro; brothers-in-law, Louie (Mary) Maritato, Mario (Lois) Maritato nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents, she also was preceded in death by her grandson, Marcus Maritato.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6400 Spring St., with Rev. Allen Bratkowski officiating. Relatives and friends may meet with the family for visitation at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. (Vittoria Colonna Service at 6 p.m.) and Wednesday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of Mass.
A very special thank you to the staff and volunteers of Hospice Alliance Home Hospice and the Hospice House of Racine for their loving and compassionate care.
Maresh-Meredith and Acklam Funeral Home
803 Main St., Racine, WI (262) 634-7888