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Diane Marie Coffee

Diane Marie Coffee, 74, of Avoca, passed away peacefully into the loving arms of her Lord on September 17, 2022. She was surrounded by those who loved her most, her beloved husband Jerry Coffee and precious sons, Jay and David.

Diane was born in Pittston Junction and was the daughter of Andrew and Catherine Girman. She attended Duryea schools, Luzerne County Community College, and graduated from Misericordia University with degrees in Art Education and Elementary Education. She was a member of Queen of The Apostles Parish Church in Avoca, SFT, SWTR, PSERS, and PTA.


Affectionately known as “The Teach”, Diane taught Art and Second Grade for 30 years at Frances Willard Elementary School in Scranton. Her love of teaching was inspiring! She was born to teach!


Diane was Jerry’s partner in life for 60 years and co-founder of their business, “Coffee’s Corvettes” in Old Forge. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and businesswoman. Diane was a warm and beautiful woman with boundless energy and love. She was the foundation on which her family was anchored and truly was the wind beneath their wings. Her strength, integrity, and love were apparent in her husband and sons.


Diane loved gardening, the arts, tennis, Broadway plays,

reading, her many cats, and time with her special friends. She was also an excellent cook and superb baker. Her cheesecakes were truly amazing and holidays at Grammy’s were a feast not to be missed. Above all Diane loved her family and would do anything for them, especially for her grandchildren.


Diane is survived by her husband Jerry, sons Jay and David and wife Eve; granddaughters Caroline and Emily; grandson Cole; sister-in-law Jean Coffee; and her many nephews, nieces, and cousins. She is also survived by her beloved nephew, Jimmy Coffee and niece, Ursula Cresci, whose love, devotion, and support were untiring. She was predeceased by her parents, her sister Dawn Argenio, and Grandmother Mary Lucas.


The family wishes to express their gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and staff who surrounded Diane with care, compassion, and dignity during her stay at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, especially Dr. Borghaei and Dr. Bourne.


In keeping with Diane’s wishes, there will be no public viewing or service.


Contributions in her name can be made to the Luzerne County SPCA or to the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia.


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