- May 4, 1959 - November 12, 2011
- Belmont, Michigan
of Diane's Passing
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“Richard, mes plus sinceres condoleances, a la suite du deces de Diane. Je l'ai connue brievement a mon arrivee sur le campus de GMI a l'ete 1980....Read More »
1 of 29 | Posted by: Alain Lecompte - Macomb, MI
“Thank you so much for sharing Diane's life images with me!
We were roommates at GMI. What a wonderful person she was, forever wearing a smile with...Read More »
2 of 29 | Posted by: Kunita Cooper-Gear - St. Louis, MO
“Happy New Year Diane!
3 of 29 | Posted by: Richard - Belmont, MI - Spouse
“Richard, Jessica and David - I am so sorry for your loss. Diane and I were high school friends at St. Joseph Academy and enjoyed a lot of fun...Read More »
4 of 29 | Posted by: Beth Sebesta Piper - Glen Ellyn, IL
“I'm so sorry for you and your children. Diane will be in our prayers.
5 of 29 | Posted by: Ken Peirce - Grand Rapids, MI
“To the Perreault and Torres families - I am so sorry to hear of Diane's passing. She was a very special person with whom I unfortunately lost touch...Read More »
6 of 29 | Posted by: Laura Lee Sweeney - OH
“Perreault family, my thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss of your wonderful wife and mother. I was a class mate of Diane's in high...Read More »
7 of 29 | Posted by: J. J. AbAnne Leuschramczyk - OH
“I knew Diane also from high school, she was brilliant! Always a kind word and there when you needed someone. My heart goes out for her family and...Read More »
8 of 29 | Posted by: Leslie Tischlere Pinzone - OH
“Perreault Family, My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. I was a classmate from St. Joseph Academy. Diane was one of the...Read More »
9 of 29 | Posted by: Joanie Gaffney ( Gannon) - OH
“Richard, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your wife. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God lift you up and keep you...Read More »
10 of 29 | Posted by: Paula Matheny - Troy, MI
“Dear Richard and family.
I new Diane from our Kettering outdoor concerts each summer. You two have been a great team and I feel very proud to know...Read More »
11 of 29 | Posted by: Armen Oumedian - Grand Rapids, MI
“Dear Perreault Family,I was so sad when I heard of Diane's passing, but rejoice in the fact that she is now resting in the arms of The Lord and there...Read More »
12 of 29 | Posted by: Carol Noykos - Allendale, MI
“Dearest Richard, How sorrowful we were to hear of Diane's passing. We know she will truly be missed by you, your family and...Read More »
13 of 29 | Posted by: James and Kathryn Gruber - Alto, MI
“Please accept my sincere sympathy during this trying time. May God Bless you and your family.
14 of 29 | Posted by: Joe Susnak - Grand Rapids, MI
“Sorry to hear of Diane's passing. Knew her long ago at GM.
15 of 29 | Posted by: Matt Betts - Rochester Hills, MI
“I knew Diane as an expat in France. I took her to
a couple of chemo and hospital stays. She had a
practice of having a special meal before starting...Read More »
16 of 29 | Posted by: Christine Sood - Newbury Park, CA
“What a blessing to have known Diane. She was a dedicated and kind woman, put on this earth to always help others in both work and life.
My deepest...Read More »
17 of 29 | Posted by: Ken Wood - Auburn Hills, MI
“Dear Richard and family,
I only knew Diane briefly from our Thursday ladies group but what I saw in her others have already expressed in a wonderful...Read More »
18 of 29 | Posted by: Kay Bolduc - Muskegon, MI
“I worked with Diane at Magna in Howell. She was contracted in to do controls work. She was funny, fun, fiesty, and totally honest personality. Love...Read More »
19 of 29 | Posted by: Kim Swartwood - Perry, MI
“Dear Perreault Family,
I am saddened to read of Diane's passing. Our last visit was in preparation for her family vacation to South America in...Read More »
20 of 29 | Posted by: Shirley kleiman - Grand Rapids, MI
“Richard, Jessica and David,
I'm so sorry for the loss of you wife and mother. Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. It has been a...Read More »
21 of 29 | Posted by: Rick Flynn - Cedar Springs, MI
“Diane - wow-what a warrior! I wish I could have known you longer. I was always encouraged and challenged by your desire to live every day to its...Read More »
22 of 29 | Posted by: Linda Holton - Grand Rapids, MI
“Diane will always be remembered for how much she contributed to the lives of so many young girls through Girl Scouting. We will miss her and never...Read More »
23 of 29 | Posted by: Jennifer Rudolph - GA - Friend
“My deepest sympathies to your family. My you find strength in each other and comfort in the memories you share together. Joani Gill
24 of 29 | Posted by: Joani Gill - Grand Rapids, MI
“The world has lost a beauiful person.
25 of 29 | Posted by: Mary Ann Hamfeldt Shimelonis - OH
“Dear Mr. Perreault, Jessica, and David,
I am very saddened to hear of Mrs. Perreault's passing. I remember visiting the Perreault family when they...Read More »
26 of 29 | Posted by: Lauren (Rice) Pollard - NC
“Richard, Jessica, and David,
I'm so sorry for your loss. I know that I'm really going to miss my good friend Diane. She had a huge heart and loved...Read More »
27 of 29 | Posted by: Julie and Gerry Vossler - MI
“I had the pleasure of spending the coldest night of my life with Diane and her positive attitude that got us through it. We had a scouting trip to...Read More »
28 of 29 | Posted by: Marianne Farley - Novi, MI
“Richard, Jessica, David and family, I am so sorry to hear of Diane's passing. There are no words to say to ease your pain, however know you are in my...Read More »
29 of 29 | Posted by: Pat Leonard - Grand Raoids, MI
Mrs. Diane P. Torres-Perreault, aged 52 of Belmont, MI went to be with the Lord November 12, 2011 after a long battle with Breast Cancer. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio but lived most of her adult life in Michigan, Novi and Belmont areas.
She received a bachelor of electrical engineering from General Motors Institute (1983) and a master of science engineering from University of Michigan (1998). She was licensed as a Professional Engineer in Michigan. She worked for GM and later owned her own business JD Engineering.
Diane had a big heart and loved new experiences. She was an avid outdoors woman, gardener, Girl Scouts (Troop 530) and Boy Scouts leader, quilter and world traveler. In life, love and work, Diane gave all she could give, never settling for just good enough. She was always looking for way to improve herself and be a better person. As a result she pushed those around her to be better in their lives.
Surviving are her husband of 30 years Richard Perreault, her children Jessica Diane and David Richard, and furry family members Shelby (Dog), Bentley (Dog) and Futter (Cat).
Diane was a loving and devoted wife and very proud and active mother. Her love of life and sense of humor will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Funeral Mass will be 11:00 am Friday at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Belmont with Fr. Peter Vu officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends at from 6-8 pm on Thursday at Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 1601 Post Drive NE, Belmont. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to any breast cancer organization. Memories and condolences to Diane's family may be shared at www.stegengafuneralchapel.com