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Diane Marie Stuart ORLANDO, Fla. - The world lost a bit of sparkle on Dec. 2, 2018, when Diane Marie Stuart passed from this earthly life and onto the next chapter of her soul’s journey. Born in Barre, Vermont, to June (Hill) and Robert Stuart on May 13, 1955, Diane was a child who loved style and flair. She fell in love and, after high school, married Ronald “Ronnie” Shadroui. She was lovingly welcomed into his immediate and large, extended family, who showed Diane what family was. Diane and Ronnie later divorced and remained lifelong, good friends. Being the first in her family to attend college, Diane graduated from Vermont College and received a Master of Science in Administration at Saint Michael’s College. Diane worked for the State of Vermont for 10 years in various departments, started her own telemarketing business and from 1996-98, worked for IBM in Poughkeepsie, New York. Diane then became a stay-at-home mom for her daughter, Moraya, who was her blessing and the joy in her life, as they would take many trips together all across the states. Diane loved to travel and went to many places in the United States. She traveled numerous times to Egypt, visited Paris, Italy, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, London, Germany, Switzerland, Greece, Isle of Crete, Canada, Mexico, Caracas, St. Maarten, St. Lucia, Martinique, Barbados, Aruba, Puerto Rico, among others. Not a fan of cold weather, Diane resided for the past 13 years in Orlando where she had a large group of dear friends, neighbors and loved ones, and was part of the Christ Church Unity community. Diane was active in her church community serving as the wedding doordinator, an usher, volunteered in the Teddy Bear Christmas Drive, Operation Purse Drive, Operation Christmas Child, served meals, provided clothes and other supplies to the those without a home and for the domestic violence shelter. She volunteered where needed. Diane also volunteered and raised money with her daughter for the SPCA shelter in Orange County where she adopted two cats she adored, Lakshmi, a Maine coon mix, and Snowball, a Doll face Persian. Diane was an out-going, vibrant, bubbly, sparkling presence who could light up any space. She was always the life of the party. Just like her personality, her clothes and jewelry was always full of sparkle and glitter. When Diane fully became who she was, she had a child-like wonder and deep appreciation for all the beauty in the world. She LOVED Christmas year-round, tree lights and their glimmer; she loved Disney World, especially at Christmas as the electric light Christmas parade was always her favorite. She loved animals and donated to many national organizations on their behalf. Much like the twinkle of lights she loved, she was beautiful, playful, fun. Diane was loving, creative and had beautiful penmanship. She wrote many parody songs, or rewrote personalized lyrics to famous songs, for church friends and shared them during their special occasions. She loved to write poetry, stories and was always journaling. Diane embraced positivity and lived her life that way. She claimed the motto, “Believe,” and at her home in Florida, surrounded herself with things she loved and that made her smile, be they sparkling or soft plush. We will sorrowfully miss her silly and fun antics and her thoughtfulness (sending stuffed toy animals and singing complete songs to the voice mail). Diane, you were always an angel and now you are a true angel up there with your sparkly wings. Diane is survived by her daughter, Moraya; cats Lakshmi & Snowball; her mother; sister and caregiver, Sheryl Stuart; nephew and caregiver, Cody Rodger; sisters Roberta Johnson, Charlene Burke, Neysha Stuart, Shelley Stuart; brothers John Stuart and Jason Stuart-Walt; aunts Alena Sherlaw, Ruth Lapoint, Edna, and uncle, Russell Stuart; many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Her father, grandparents and a nephew predeceased her. A celebration of her life will take place 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at the Canadian Club in Barre with a potluck luncheon to follow. Interment will be in Hope Cemetery. In Florida, services will take place on Dec. 15 at Christ Church Unity in Orlando. Donations in Diane’s memory may be made to the SPCA, Humane Society of the United States, or one’s local shelter. Bring more kindness and joy to the world, laugh often and occasionally don a special hat, smile and wear it proudly! "Believe."

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