Diane M. Oster age 62 and life long resident of Concord passed away on Friday, September 7, 2012 at Emerson Hospital following a courageous battle with breast cancer.
Born in Boston on July 29, 1950 she was the daughter of the late Warren H. and Barbara (Ryan) Oster.
Diane attended Concord Public Schools and Concord Carlisle High School and was a member of the graduating class of 1969. She attended the New England School for Pediatts at the International Institute of Boston. Upon graduation, she worked for the Perkins School for the Blind. Diane then became the private nanny and caretaker for several local families for many years. She was also employed for 23 years with Frameables in Concord owned by her dear friend Andrea Zall.
Diane's passion in life included her family and friends, the arts and especially her love of knitting. She was a gifted and creative knitter and could always be seen with knitting needles in hand and a beautiful project in progress. Her family and friends were the recipients of her beautiful scarves, baby blankets, afghans and sweaters. Diane also had a very special way with children, and formed many close bonds over the years. Diane had a very gentle soul and kind spirit and will be missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her four caring and loving sisters, Kristin Lozen and her husband Stephen of Shirley, Judith Hollenkamp and her husband Jeffrey of Concord, Susan Fallon and her husband Michael of Lunenburg and Carol Oster and her fiancé Hans Heussler of Marson Mills. She is also survived by her four beloved nieces, Brittany Geishecker, Taylor Hill, Allesandra Hollenkamp and Kendall Fallon as well as her cherished great nephew Jack Delorey.
Saturday, Sept. 15 at 11:00 a.m.
Chapel at Trinity Episcopal Church
81 Elm St
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Gifts in her name may be made to:
American Cancer Society,
30 Speen St.
Framingham, MA 01701.
Arrangements under the care of Glenn D. Burlamachi, CONCORD FUNERAL HOME, Concord.
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