Born on June 1, 1950 in Easton, PA, she was the daughter of the late William and Wanda Szymankowski Edwards.
Diane was a caregiver for most of her life.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Robert Parente, who passed away on Feb. 16, 1998.
She is survived by her children, Andrea Mains and her husband, Scott, of Palmer Twp., PA, Audrey Perelli of Forks Twp., PA, along with her step-children, Angela Smith of Bangor, PA, Anthony Perelli of Mt. Bethel, PA, and Bobby Parente of Boynton Beach, FL. She is also survived by her siblings, Elaine Beck and her husband, Anthony, of Easton, PA, William Edwards Jr. and his wife, Linda, of Easton, PA, Susan Kresge of Pen Argyl, PA, and James Edwards of Pottstown, PA. Additionally, she is survived by her grandchildren, Dominique, Brennen, and Tyler, and a great-granddaughter, Sophia.
A calling hour will be held on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, followed by a Memorial Service at 12 noon at The Finegan Funeral Home, 4080 William Penn Hwy., Palmer Twp., PA.