SAN BERNARDINO, CALIF., and FORT KENT – Dianna Jean Pelletier, 68, went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, with her sister by her side at her residence in San Bernardino, Calif. She was born Feb. 5, 1944, in Portland, the daughter of Medley and Jeanne (Lamarre) Pelletier.
Dianna was a communicant of Holy Rosary Church and very involved in church ministry and religious education. She was a pioneer at San Bernardino California State University for 42 years, receiving an Associate of Arts degree in English, a Master of Arts degree in education/writing, and two Bachelor of Arts degrees in French and English, all with honors. She belonged to the following professional organizations: National Academic Advising Association, Association for California College Tutorial and Learning Assistance, and College Reading & Learning Association. Among many of her accomplishments she wrote many books, designed and taught introduction to study skills courses, and the program called PEP, giving numerous workshops and receiving numerous awards through the years, of which she was president of the many clubs she belonged to. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends, and also by her close and loving friends of San Bernardino, Calif.
She is survived by two sisters, Glenda Berube and Virginia Pelletier, both of Fort Kent; two brothers, Allen Rudy Pelletier of Bristol, Conn., and Denise Pelletier of Fort Kent; several nieces and nephews, Staci Wisinski, Denise Pelletier, Lindsey Vaughn, David Berube, godchild Dominic Berube, Wayne, Corey and Troy Pelletier; great-nieces, Sierra, Morgan, Ashley, Bethany, Marcie, Katherine and Ariana; and great-nephews, CJ, Mason, Andrew and Evan. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one sister, Rona Marie Beaupre, in 2001.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, and 8 a.m. until the time of service Friday at Daigle Funeral Home, Fort Kent. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday at St. Louis Catholic Church, Fort Kent. Interment will be afterward at the parish cemetery. Those who wish may donate in Dianna’s memory to The Greater Fort Kent Ecumenical Food Pantry, 229 West Main St., Suite 103, Fort Kent, ME 04743 – envelopes are available at the funeral home, or the Dianna J. Pelletier Scholarship Fund, care of Glenda Berube, 550 West Main St., Fort Kent, ME 04743.