Born 6/26/40 in Chicago, Il. to Victoria (Fiedorowicz) and Paul Batz. Graduated from Farragut HS in 1958. Worked 26 years for Crum & Forster Insurance Companies, married Patrick C. Castonguay on 4-1-84 and moved to California in April 1984. Resided in Newbury Park, CA. until October 1993 and in Fair Oaks, CA. thereafter. She was preceded in death by her parents and a younger sister, Priscilla Sullivan (Robert.) She leaves behind her husband of 34 years, her pet dog (Alfie) and her siblings, Wayne Batz of Belvidere, Il., Christine Alesi (Victor) of Bartlett, Il.,and Gregory Batz of Winchester, CA., as well as many nieces and nephews, whom she dearly loved. She requested mention of her long-time friends, Gloria Mondala of Mt. Prospect, Il. and Nina Cannizzaro of Rosemont, Il. which she had a special bond. She wanted mention of extra special thanks and love to her close friends, Linda Pruitt, Sharon Heinsen, Cathie Barnes, Cathie Dennin, and Cecelia Thornton-Brown and other special friends and neighbors who have done so much for her, especially Linda Kim, Cathie Elder, Delores Moniz, Ric and Miriam Cervetti, Bob and Estella Thompson and UC Davis Hospice Care, UC Davis Cancer Center & staff, and Dr. Howard J. Homler & staff. She bids farewell to all her friends and acquaintances at St. Mel Catholic Church in Fair Oaks.
At Diane’s request, she will be cremated and there will be no services at this time. A memorial or private Mass will be held at a later date. The family requests that any donations in her remembrance be made to The Father Richard Doheny Religious Education Fund, 4748 Pennsylvania Avenue, Fair Oaks, CA. 95628