LUNNY, Diane Rae, passed away peacefully in Sonoma, CA, on August 30, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Daughter of Peter P. Slaby and Rae J. (Heinz) Slaby, was born in San Francisco on February 28, 1953. Attended Holy Name Grammar School in San Francisco until her family moved to Sleepy Hollow in San Anselmo where she completed the last three years at Hidden Valley Middle School before entering Drake High School, graduating the Class of 1971. Diane continued her education at College of Marin where she graduated and received her
degree in dental assisting in 1973.
She married the love of her life, Joseph Lunny, III, on March 23, 1974. They lived in Inverness until 1977. In 1980, they built her forever home in Sonoma. Had four wonderful children: Jaime, Janel (Ben), Joseph, IV (Pamela), Jared (Danielle). Diane volunteered many hours/years in Sonoma Valley, everything from Hot Dog Day, Bingo, Little League and Babe Ruth Snack Shack, Football Spirit Wear, and Sonoma Valley High Booster Club.
Diane worked for various schools in the Sonoma Valley District, assisting children in the classrooms. Diane enjoyed watching her kids play many different sports, she was always their biggest cheerleader, but also enjoyed watching and supporting all the local kids in their sports activities. Diane had a hand in helping raise her grandchildren, Taylor, Spencer, Joe V and Emma. She loved spending time with them, listening to their stories and watching them grow. Diane loved being in her garden and teaching her grandchildren how to have a green thumb.
Diane is preceded in death by her dad Peter, mother-inlaw Joan, and daughter Jaime.
A funeral service will be held for Diane on Friday, September 7, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 601 West Agua Caliente Road, Sonoma, CA 95476. Private inurnment at St. Francis Solano Catholic Cemetery in Sonoma at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jaime Lunny Memorial Scholarship Fund, or your favorite charity, in Diane’s name. Arrangements entrusted to Duffy Conneely and his staff at Windsor Healdsburg Mortuary.