Diane Venturini

June 11, 1932 ~ October 23, 2021 (age 89)


Diane was born in Detroit Michigan and brought to Modesto when 6 weeks old by her parents Edward and Mona Bomerschiem.  She attended Modesto City Schools and Modesto Junior College where she was a cheer leader.   She began teaching on a provisional credential from San Jose Star College at the age of 19.  She married Joe Venturini prior to his reporting to active Naval duty where upon she took school leave to be a wife and earn her full credential.  After returning to a civil life Diane taught at Stanislaus union school district and eventually was appointed principal of that district new Chrysler Elementary School at the age of 29.  She and Joe designed and funded the Stanislaus War Memorial that sets on the court house lawn.  Diane was most devoted to teaching young children and returning to the primary grade classes.  Diane was a longtime member of the McHenry Museum and served two terms as a President of the Museum Guild Society at the museum.  Diane and Joe created a military exhibit. Diane liked to entertain and hosted many get togethers of family and friends at their idyllic farm home.

Diane’s manner was gentile, polite, generous and always considerate of others, freely sharing her table, time and talent.  After 30 years of a successful and gratifying carrier in education Diane retired.

Diane assumed the surname Rolando in her teens when her mother married.  The family extends gratitude to Community Hospice for their care and support.

Diane is survived by husband Joe, sons Joel and Mark, cousin Charlotte Bein, sister in law Maureen Venturini and nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her parents and brother in law Ronald Venturini.

Service will be held at Saint Joseph's Catholic Church November 15, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

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