Dianne M. Wallis, 70, of Colchester, formally of South Windham, died Friday, February 7, 2020 after a motor vehicle accident. Dianne was born on December 22, 1949 in Windham and was predeceased by her parents Francis Clark and Esther Dominique, her stepfather George Dominique, as well as her brother Ernest Gesner. Initially Dianne worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse, and after raising her family enjoyed a long a career working with children in area Montessori Schools. Dianne appreciated gardening and was passionate about child advocacy. She is survived by her two children, Wendy Bayer and spouse Bryan Bayer of Mount Airy, Maryland and Heather Massicotte and spouse Marc Massicotte of Lebanon, CT; grandchildren, Shaelyn and Anya Bayer; Ella, Victoria, and Cuyler Massicotte; sisters, Kathleen Clark, Gail Creed, Shirley Ogazalek, and Paula Dominique; brothers, Richard Gesner, Irving Gesner, and Mitchell Dominique; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm at Potter Funeral Home, 456 Jackson St. Willimantic, with a service to follow at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in Dianne’s memory to The Gift of Adoption Fund, giftofadoption.org.
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