Diane Massaglia, 46 years old of Ponte Vedra, Florida, passed away January 24, 2022, after a long illness. Diane is survived by her husband, Bob, and her sons, Luke and Alex.
Diane lived her life with great energy, passion, intelligence, and joy; she applied this to all facets of her life. Diane had bright blue eyes and loved to laugh. She was sweet and had a kind and loving heart. She was a thoughtful and generous giver and loved being with people. Few people have the intellect, humor and wit Diane had and it made our time with Diane a joy.
She was born on November 15, 1975, to Edwin and Patricia Fleck, and grew up in Newark DE. Diane earned BAs in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Delaware and her MBA from Cornell University. Diane started her career as a tax accountant before moving into marketing finance, and then after earning her MBA she worked in brand management and advertising. Diane met her husband Bob while working on a project team together. They quickly fell in love and were married in 2005. They were married for 16 wonderful years.
For the last 13 years Diane held her most prized position as a mom. She committed herself completely to her family and raising her two sons. She loved the time spent with her boys. Diane cherished seeing the big moments like their first steps and hearing their first words, but also just enjoyed play time, spending a countless number of days playing connections and going to the yellow slide park. She loved making them pancakes as they rocked in their highchairs. As they grew, she sent them off to school and greeted them at the front door with a smile every day, and ensured they kept busy with activities. Diane was extremely creative at planning experiences with the boys from visiting a major news station and getting the boys on air as DJs to creating fingerprint pottery art and being a chocolatier for a day. She shared with them her love of music and now they both play piano and are in their school band.
Diane also enjoyed running, reading, baking, and crafting when time allowed. She enjoyed volunteering at her sons’ school. Diane was a recent relo to Florida, trading the cold winters in the northeast for the sun and warmth and community in Florida. Diane, Bob, Luke, and Alex did everything together as a family, and their favorite destination was Fernandina Beach.
Cancer impacted her body but didn’t take her spirit, heart and will. She was an advocate for her health and that of others in the cancer community. She never let cancer rule her life. Many people touched Diane with love, compassion, and friendship through her journey. In particular, Diane found great solace and comfort from her sister Linda and cherished the time with her.
We will miss Diane immensely, but we know she is on a journey with God our Father, joyous and pain free.
Funeral services will be held at Saint John Paul II Catholic Church in Ponte Vedra, FL, at 10am on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, followed immediately by a celebration of Diane’s life (127 Stone Mason Way, Ponte Vedra, FL 32081 – Nocatee Catholic). In lieu of flowers please make donations to Camp Kesem https://www.kesem.org/