Goshen News, Goshen, IN

September 25, 2013

Dianne M. Hooley

Dec. 8, 1942-Sept. 23, 2013


— GOSHEN — Dianne M. Hooley, 70, died Monday evening at Courtyard Healthcare.

She was born Dec. 8, 1942 in Goshen, to Bearl and Mary (Giudicessi) Sullivan.

She is survived by three sons, Patrick, Brendan and Cullan Hooley; three grandchildren, Colden, Rylen and Cainen Hooley; and a brother, William Sullivan.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Tim Sullivan.

A pediatric nurse, she was an avid lover of classical music. She was a longtime member of the Moorpark Masterworks Chorale and a talented pianist. She was a volunteer coordinator at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and was recognized by former President Reagan for saving the life of one of the museum’s patrons.

Dianne was instrumental in the opening of Simi Valley’s first drop-in homeless shelter and managed it during its initial years of operation. Upon returning Goshen in 2004, she worked as an in-home caregiver before retiring.

She loved her sons very much, doing her best to instill in them her own values of charity, a strong work ethic, a love of nature and a joyous appreciation of song and dance.

A Nov. 15 memorial service will take place in Goshen and her cremated remains will be interred at Violett Cemetery, Goshen.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, is assisting with local arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.