MARLBOROUGH – Diana Gail (Laney) Nolletti of Marlborough, passed away in the early hours on Sunday morning, July 17, 2022, at the age of 79.
Born on November 15, 1942, she is survived by her husband of 52 years, Arthur E. Nolletti, Jr. and her beloved daughter, Alexandra Elizabeth Nolletti.
She was the eldest child of Alfred H. Laney and Lessie Lois (Brannon) Laney of El Dorado, Arkansas, and
is survived by her siblings David Michael Laney of North Carolina and Janice Claire Watkins of Arkansas.
She is also survived by her two nieces Laura Virginia Clopper of Georgia and Melanie Melissa Elliott of
Oregon, and her nephew David Jacob Laney of Texas. She was predeceased by her nephew, Lawrence
A graduate of Centenary College in Louisiana, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree. She was then awarded a
Woodrow Wilson Scholarship for graduate work in English Literature at the University of Wisconsin and
served as a teaching assistant at the University, earning a Master’s Degree. It was there she met and
married her future husband, Arthur. In Ohio she taught one year at Cayahoga Community College.
Throughout their marriage, she and her husband shared many interests; they rarely missed Sunday evening programs on WGBH, the public television station. Diana was an avid reader of historical novels
and mysteries and introduced Arthur to several her favorite authors.
At Framingham State University, she was an assistant to Dr. Mary Prassard, after which she worked in
the Admission’s office at the university until she retired in June 2021.
Diana will be remembered for her kindness, loyalty, common sense, gentle humor, and steadfast nature.
She never bore grudges and always sought the best in human nature.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at 10 a.m. in the Short & Rowe Funeral Home, 95
W. Main Street, Marlborough. There will be no calling hours.
Following cremation, burial will be held at a later date at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Wooster, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Diana’s name to the St. Labre Indian School at slabre.org.
For more information and to view an online memorial, please visit www.shortandrowefuneralhome.com