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Diane Elizabeth (Leonard) Paquin MENDON — Diane Elizabeth (Leonard) Paquin passed away at home on March 20, 2020. Diane was born in Buffalo, New York, April 8, 1945, daughter of Thomas Earl and Mary Elizabeth Ryan Leonard. Diane graduated Saint Mary's seminary in Buffalo and Ladycliff College in Highland Falls, New York. She was a primary school teacher in Killeen, Texas, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and Carlstadt, New Jersey, before relocating to Vermont in 1983. Diane became a sales rep in the gift and housewares industries, covering the state of Vermont and western Massachusetts. She met and married the love of her life, Dr. Harold Rosenzweig. Always an athlete, Diane enjoyed skiing, running and swimming, reading, knitting, crocheting, winning the best of show at Hildene Needlework show, playing the piano, trivia and all sorts of card games. She was a winning contestant on Jeopardy in the early-'70s. Diane is survived by her sister, Susan (Jim) Grew of Varysburg, New York, and her brother, John of Lancaster, New York; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. At her request, there will be no calling hours and no services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vermont Foodbank, 33 Parker Road, Barre, VT 05641; or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are by Tossing Funeral Home.

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