Salem-- Dianne C. (Pettersen) Walker, 80, of Salem passed away peacefully in her sleep Monday morning, April 25, 2016.
Born in Lynn, MA, Dianne was the daughter of the late Herman H. and Elizabeth E. (St. Arneault) Pettersen. Dianne was a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who loved her family and pets dearly. Dianne’s spunk and genuine personality touched the hearts of all who met her. She offered encouragement when there was silence, optimism when it was hard to find, and a hug when it was truly needed.
Dianne is survived by her children Betty Ann DeAlmeida and her husband Robert, Michael Walker, Bradley Walker and his wife Wendy, Christine Koban and her husband Tony, her grandchildren Sherry, Brandy, Shane and Elizabeth DeAlmeida, Justin Walker, Hunter and Samantha Walker, Kyle and Krystal Koban, Dianne’s sister Johanne James, and extended family.
Along with her parents, Dianne is predeceased by her brothers Sherman H. Pettersen and Herman M. Pettersen Jr.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet at the main entrance of Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn, MA on Monday, May 16 at 9:45am for a procession to a graveside service for 10 am. To send a condolence to the family, please visit www.BerubeFuneralHome.com.