Diane M. Blackburn

November 30, -0001 - December 16, 2010

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BLACKBURN, Diane M. (nee Gregorini), cherished wife of Les, devoted mother of Brian (Michelle), Matthew (Julie) and Chris (Megan) Blackburn, loving grandmother of Braden, Livia, Lucas, and Leah, beloved sister of Linda (Jim) Holcomb, Tina (Mark) Engel, Mike (Charlotte) Boss, Joe (Sue) Gregorini and Tom (Mary) Gregorini. Passed away Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, age 62. Visitation at St. John Church, 9080 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd., West Chester, Monday Dec. 20 from 9:30 am until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 522 Cincinnati Mills Dr., Cinti., OH 45240.


Bob Gregorini - Dec 21, 2010

It is with a very heavy heart that I sign this book. I did not know Diane well. We have not seen each other since we were little kids. In fact if I had passed her on the street I probably would not have even known who she was, but as her cousin somehow there was always a connection. It is a shame that in today’s busy world we sometimes don’t take the time to stay in touch with the ones that mean the most to us. I am truly sorry for not taking the time to know her better.

I am sorry for your loss as I am sure she was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to each of her immediate family members.

May God bless her and be with all of you in this time of need.

With love,


betty griffith - Dec 20, 2010

Dear Les and family my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Having walked this path I know how hard it is. My family and I send our love to you and yours. Betty, Ron and sons

Claudia Miller - Dec 19, 2010

My deepest sympathy for your loss. I am so sorry.

Carol Toennis - Dec 18, 2010

I am so sorry to hear of your loss, I will miss Diane’s beautiful smile and her great hugs. She was on my CRHP team at St. John. My prayers are with you during this hard time. Diane’s song for Christ Renews retreat was Footprints in the Sand….
“During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you “

Kathy and Greg Popp - Dec 17, 2010

Mr. Blackburn, Brian, Matt, Chris and your families –

You are in my thoughts and prayers. I know you will find the strength to get through this difficult time. You will find that strength in each other, other family members and your many friends and of course in the memories you have.

Mrs. Blackburn fought a long tough battle and through it all she was an inspiration to everyone around her. She will be missed by so many.

If I can do anything for you – please let me know.

Love and Blessings to you all.

Ralph Adams - Dec 17, 2010

Hi Les: Angela and I send our sympathies to you and your children. It’s a difficult time for you, but your tough, hang in there.

Donna Ray - Dec 17, 2010

Les, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. The greatest compliment to someone who has passed, is to live your life and keep their memory alive.