Dianne (Williams) Zielinski

Diane ZielinskiDianne C. Zielinski, 49 of Danbury who served as assistant Town Clerk, an assistant Registrar of Vital Statistics and Constable for the City of Danbury died unexpectedly on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at Danbury Hospital shortly after her admission.  She had been stricken ill at home.

Mrs. Zielinski was the wife of Joseph S. Zielinski and the mother of Steven J. Zielinski and Thomas J. Zielinski all of Danbury.

Dianne was born in Hartford, CT, March 13, 1962, a daughter of Ned Williams of East Windsor, CT and Carol (Allen) Watkins of Lewiston, ME.  She was raised in Windsor Locks, attended local schools, graduated from Windsor Locks High School and attended Western CT State University, Danbury.

In early years, she was employed at the former Deep’s Market of Danbury and at the time of her passing was employed by the City of Danbury as assistant Town Clerk, an assistant Registrar of Vital Statistics and was completing her term of office as a Constable.

Dianne was very active in the schools that her sons were attending by participating in the parent-teacher organizations and booster clubs as well as volunteering in various capacities in the sports programs and with the teams of her sons.  Very few times did Dianne not attend a practice or game and even would split her time to see both of her sons playing on different fields at the same time.

She enjoyed bowling duck pins and playing woman’s softball.

Mrs. Zielinski was a member of the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church of Danbury.

In addition to her husband, Joseph of twenty-five years and sons, Steven and Thomas, her father, Ned Williams and his wife, Marion, her mother, Carol Watkins and her husband, David.  Dianne is also survived by her maternal grandmother, Lillian Allen of Clinton, CT; two brothers, David Williams of MA and Raymond Williams of ME; her mother in law, Elizabeth “Betty” Zielinski of Danbury and by several sisters in law, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

Dianne was predeceased by her brother, Mark Williams.

She will be sorely missed.

The Rite of Burial will take place on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 10:30 am in the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 30 Clapboard Ridge Road (Rt. 39N) Danbury with Fr. Peter Karloutsos officiating.

Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 from 4 pm to 8 pm in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury.

Please change to the following: Contributions in Dianne's memory and honor may be may to the Steven & Thomas Zielinski Educational Fund, Fairfield County Bank, 150 Danbury Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877.

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