Southbridge...Diane B. (Racicot) Osimo, 72, died on Sunday, June 14th, at Harrington Memorial Hospital after a brief but courageous battle with cancer and COVID-19. Her husband was the late Robert A. Osimo, who died in January 2017.
Diane is survived by two sons, Anthony Osimo of Uxbridge, and Jonathan Osimo and his wife Kerri of Sturbridge, and five grandchildren, Adon Osimo, Robert Osimo, Elayna Osimo, Marissa Osimo, and Frank Osimo. She also leaves four sisters, Dolores Desrosiers and her husband Ray of Southbridge, Yvetter Dwyer and her husband Jack of Poinciana, FL, Pauline Goodstone of Southbridge, Ann Hapgood of Wilbraham, and her brother Paul Racicot of Houston, TX, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter-in-law Margo (Partlow) Osimo, and her twin grandchildren Emily and Jack Osimo.
Diane was born in Webster on May 24, 1948, daughter of the late Henry A. Racicot and Dora M. (Bolduc) Racicot Geary. She was raised in Southbridge, and graduated from Southbridge High School in 1966. She was a licensed beautician and then became a stay-at-home mom for many years. She was also a school bus driver for special needs children for several years and then worked at the former Martel Cleaners in Southbridge.
Diane was honest, kind, and compassionate. She was always very supportive and fiercely protective of her family and friends. She enjoyed bird watching, especially the Hummingbirds, trips to the casino, playing cards, and crossword puzzles. She especially loved her role as a hockey/baseball/soccer/football Mom to her two sons, and then enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and attending their many activities and school events. Although Diane was loved by so many and will be missed dearly, it’s comforting to know that she’s been reunited with her high school sweetheart, the love-of-her-life and soul mate.
A funeral service for Diane will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Autism Speaks, New England Chapter, 88 Broad St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02110.
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