Diane (Miano) Tomczak, 72, died peacefully at her home in Lakeville, Conn., on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. She was born in New Britain, Conn., on Dec. 12, 1946, daughter of the late Thomas and Ann (Battisone) Miano.
Diane graduated from Pulaski High School in 1965 and Hartford Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1968. As she advanced her career as a nurse, she was also recognized as a gifted artist, singer and cook and with her former husband, the late Robert Tomczak, they opened a landscaping business after studying in England, the art of English Garden Design.
Diane is survived by her sister, Donna M. Miano of New Britain, and many cousins, and friends. There will be no calling hours, but Donna will hold a Celebration of Life to be announced at a later date. Donations may be made in her memory to St. Jude’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or the ASPCA, 424 E. 92nd St., New York, NY 10128-6804.
The Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home, 764 Farmington Ave., New Britain, Conn., has charge of arrangements. To extend condolences to the Tomczak family or to share a memory of Diane, please visit SHAKERFUNERALHOME.COM .