Dianne M. Sheridan, 75, of Dalton, PA passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Elm Terrace Gardens in Lansdale, PA with family by her side.
Born February 24, 1944 in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Anne (Hornick) Conforti. She graduated from St. Ann’s High School in 1961, from Penn State University in 1965 and later earned her Master’s degree from the University of Scranton.
Dianne dedicated her life to serving the special needs community. In the 1970’s, she ran a special needs preschool at Allied Services and later advocated for adults with special needs as Executive Director of the Wyoming County ARC from which she retired in 2009 after 25 plus years of service. Her many talents included painting, crafting, gardening, cooking and baking. She also loved to play pinochle, backgammon and mahjong with her friends at the Dalton Library.
She is survived by her children: Wendy (Eric) Nowicki of Hatfield, PA; Robert (Beverly) Sheridan of Lake Winola, PA; Stacey (Christopher) Summa of New Orleans, LA; four grandchildren: Natalie and Ryan Nowicki; Rocco and Isabella Summa; sister Marilyn Heuchert of Doylestown, Pa. Beloved by nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends are invited to attend Dianne’s Mass of Christian Burial which will be held on Monday, February 24, 2020 to St. Ann’s Monastery, 1250 St. Ann Street, Scranton. A visitation will be held from 1:30 pm until the mass at 2:00 pm. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Lake Winola at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements and care entrusted to Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc. 73. W Tioga St Tunkhannock, PA 18657.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106 or by phone to 215.561.2919.