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Diane B. Panozzo - 65

Diane B. Panozzo. Age 65. Longtime Beecher resident, Raised in Riverdale. Graduate of Thornton Township High School. Retired from Mi-Jack Products after over 30 years of service. Daughter of the late Frances C. nee Lange and Joseph A. Panozzo. Sister of Anthony (Karleen) Panozzo, Edward (Mary) Panozzo and Henry (Marie) Panozzo. Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th St (US Rt 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Thursday April 14, 2022 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Services at funeral home Friday 10:00 am. Burial Skyline Memorial Park, Monee. Info 708-481-9230 and 



    on 04/12/22

    Diane is my friend, and a beautiful person who will be missed.   Her generous nature, in spite of many health challenges, will always be remembered.

    I met Di at Mi-Jack all those years ago.   We connected with our mutual love of animals, our friendship went beyond co-workers, and I feel lucky to have met her.

    Diane was a talented photographer, in particular animals.   I have many photos Di took of my dogs and horses, all of which are frame worthy, many displayed in my home.

    She was involved in obedience training, and had a building set up for working with her dogs.  She lent her skills to helping rescue dogs, and had opened her home and facilities to animals in need over the years.

    She loved Shelties, Australian Shepherds, Chihuahas, German Shepherds, but also her Tibetan Terriers ("tibbies").   Any breed, really, including "mutts".   But German Shepherds were her real love.

    One memory, Diane helped me with fostering  a deaf pitbull, "Dillon", who had no where else to go (happily adopted now).    But all I had to do was ask, and she never hesitated.   She taught him some sign language! 

    Di was also gifted with a green thumb.   Her yard was loaded with beautiful perennials, and I know she took much pride in caring for them.   Inside, many beautiful house plants, but her specialty was succulents.

    The last few years were very tough on Diane, but these are the happy memories of my friend which will live in my heart.   Until we meet again.

  • Michele Netherton

    on 04/12/22

    I met Diane when MI-Jack was my client, we became instant friends for 20 + years. Our love for animals always 

    kept a conversation going. If you asked Diane for the shirt off her back she would give it to you or do anything for you, even when she didn't feel good. She even got out of a sick bed to come to my father's wake to support me & my family. One thing about Diane I will miss is her contagious laugh. Even in the worst of times she had a positive attitude. I will miss you my dear friend & know we will meet again someday till then you will be in my prayers. 

  • Lynn Johnson

    on 04/12/22

    I met and became friends with Di over 30 years ago when I started working at Mi-Jack. She was so very smart, caring and generous and had the best sense of humor of anyone I've known. Knowing her and working with her will always be one of my favorite memories.

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