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Dianne M. Bancroft (85) died May 21, 2023, after a courageous battle with esophageal and gastric cancer.

She was the daughter of the late H. Donald and Marjorie E. Pleshaw and is predeceased by her husband and high school sweetheart, Donald C. Bancroft, who died in 2004, her daughter, Stacy L. Bancroft in 2021, and her only sibling, George E. (Bunky) Pleshaw in 2004.

Dianne is survived by her daughter, Shelley R. Schiloski, her husband, Paul, and beloved grandsons, Michael (Mick) Frantzen and Maxwell (Max) Frantzen.  She also leaves behind her brother’s children with whom she was very close, Christopher, Melissa, Rebecca, Jessica, and Amanda, and their mother, Patricia Pleshaw, as well as many close friends, especially Linda Shinglar, Marty Anderson, Jeanne Fields, and Joan Goddard.

Dianne graduated from Framingham High School in 1955 and Holliston Junior College in 1978, and loved working as an office manager, medical assistant and secretary for area physicians from 1978 until her illness in 2022.  She was a lifetime member of the Order of Eastern Star, Deering Chapter #59 in Maine.

Services will be private.

Arrangements by the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home of Framingham.  To share a memory with the Bancroft family, kindly visit