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Diane C. Iungano
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • Guideing Eyes for the Blind
    611 Granite Springs Road
    York Town Heights, NY 10598

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“I met Diane shortly after I met her daughter and my close friend Adrienne. Adrienne and I met shortly after her daughter and my son met when they...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Holly F Tiedemann - Cobleskill, NY

“Sadly we never got to meet Diane, but over the last 4 years we developed a warm friendship with her via emails, phone calls and Facebook exchanges....Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Damian & Terry Johnstone

“I first met Diane as Adriennes mom.Years later when we met it was as my moms close friend at St.Christophers. She was there for my kids Baptism and...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Charlene King - Cobleskill, NY

“Sending prayers to the family. <3 ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Erin - Sharon Springs, NY

“Diane and I met at Proctors for ushering and we kept in touch by email. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. Pat ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: pat fishbough - schenectady, NY

“My husband and I met Diane years ago and anytime we got together again, her wonderful smile stood out as a blessing to us and anyone who she met. So...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Maggie Hasslacher - greenwich, NY

“"Rest eternal grant to her, O Lord: And let light perpetual shine upon her. May her soul, and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: The Rev. Dr. Nina George-Hacker - NY

“The first time I ever preached at St. Christopher's Church--as a candidate to become their priest--Diane was the lay reader. She was beautifully...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: The Rev. Dr. Nina George-Hacker - NY

“What a beautiful mother you had. I seen her several times in the stores about town. I know you'll miss her dearly. May God Bless her and you and keep...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: JAN ALESSI - COBLESKILL, NY

“My husband and I grew up doing musicals with Di. She taught us to box step, jazz square, waltz, polka, and square dance but more than that Ill never...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Kate Meredith - MIddleburgh, NY

“Dear Adrienne and Family ~ I am so sorry for your loss. I met your mother several times, and the England connection was fun to chat about. She...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Sharon Aernecke Aitchison - NY

“Diane is the Mum of my closest friend, Adrienne. I met Diane soon after I met Adrienne. I didn't meet Adrienne, until after my son Robbie, met...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Holly Tiedemann - Cobleskill, NY


Cobleskill- Diane Cecilia Iungano passed away peacefully at her home January 27, 2014. She was born April 11, 1937 to Hilda and Cyril Jackson in Herdfordshire, England.

She studied her passion for dance at The Marjorie Bailey School of Dance. This led to her professional career doing what she loved in other countries. It was during this time that she met her first husband, Graham Turnbull (aka Scotty Turner) and they married June 24, 1963. She was predeceased by him on February 9, 2009.

Her other career was as an administrative assistant at McGill University in Montreal, and SUNY Cobleskill. Her last employment was at General Electric in Schenectady, NY, where she met her current husband. Working at SUNY gave her the opportunity to use her dance teaching skills again. She choreographed over 80 productions with Cherie Stevens and Alyce Mickel.

She also taught ballroom dancing, tap dancing to seniors, and held an exercise class called "The Kinder, Gentler'. Some may remember her teaching at Studio North for a short time. Ushering at Proctors was another fond activity that she loved.

Diane was also a certified ground pilot. She adored travel, (especially to go back to England and Nova Scotia to visit her many relatives)adventure, knitting, sewing, children,animals, cinema and lately her weekly 'physio therapy', as she called it. She had a love for music, was a member of the "Red Hat Society", performed with "The Hot Pots", and always enjoyed visiting her husband, who for the past few years has been in Robinson Terrace, but he always had a smile for her.

She was an active member of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, which she enjoyed every aspect of.

'Lady Di' (as most knew her by) will always be remembered for her quick wit, sense of humor, and bright smile.

Survivors include her husband, Anthony Iungano; her children: Trevor Turnbull and Adrienne (Jeffery) Cullen; granddaughter, Eve Cullen; Great-granddaughter, Sydney Wren Harwood; five step-children: Donna, Karen, Barbara, Joanne, and Anthony Jr.; her brothers: Keith, Ian, and Peter and their wives Sally, Rosalind, and Hazel; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Service of Death and Resurrection for the celebration of Diane's life will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, St. Christopher's Place, Cobleskill. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Nina George-Hacker, FHC with Rev. Pacia Ferrell Vamvas assisting. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Guiding Eyes for the Blind (guidingeyes.org), 611 Granite Springs Road, York Town Heights, NY 10598 (1-800-942-0149). Her wishes were to donate her body to the Albany Medical College Anatomical Gift Program with her ashes to be disbursed at a later date with her family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill and Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home, 134 River St., Middleburgh.