Diana Marie (Gildea) Gildea-Sharpe

Born: Sat., May 27, 1950
Died: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Dec. 04, 2018
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Dec. 05, 2018
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

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Diana Marie Gildea-Sharpe, 68, of Niles, passed away Thursday November 29, 2018. Diana was born May 27, 1950 in South Bend to the late Lillian (Robichaud) and Frances Gildea. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Robert Gildea, and sister, Frances Gildea-Babinski. On May 4, 1974 in South Bend, Diana married Ralph Sharpe who survives, along with their children Jenny Sharpe-Watkins (Bruce), of Elkhart, and Jeremy Sharpe (McKenzie), of Niles, grandchildren; Adam, Preston, Cody, Mason, Tatum, Wyatt, Weston, Aiden, and Peyton, siblings; Cleta Gildea, of Elkhart, Donna Gildea-Redding, of Granger, and Edward Gildea. Diana had worked in the advertising department at the South Bend Tribune from 1969 till 1979. She was a devoted mother, caring wife, family caregiver, attentive entertainer, card sending enthusiast, homemaker, amateur photographer, videographer, and decorator. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 5th, at Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Road. Friends may visit with the family from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4th, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Kelly Cares, 1251 N. Eddy Street, Ste., 200, South Bend, IN, 46617. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at www.welsheimer.com.

Charitable donations may be made in Diana's memory to the following organization:

Kelly Cares Foundation
1251 North Eddy Street, South Bend, IN 46617

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Mark Krieger
   Posted Mon December 03, 2018
With our deepest sympathy,
Mark and Ursula Krieger