Dianne Prindiville Obituary

Dianne Christine Prindiville
Dianne Christine Prindiville

February 27, 1947 - July 25, 2018
Born in San Francisco
Resided in San Jose, California


Dianne Christine Prindiville passed away peacefully on July 25, 2018 surrounded by family.

Born in San Francisco, Dianne cherished her relationship with God and her family. Celebrating holidays - big or small, mainstream or spontaneously conceived - in the presence of family and friends were her most treasured moments. Her quiet demeanor masked an intense and progressive pursuit of impact and goodness whether it was as an educator at St. Elizabeth’s Church and St. John Vianney School, a volunteer tutor at the Loving and Learning Center or as a steadfast supporter of friends and family through both their joys, and, especially, their tribulations. She discovered a passion for gardening later in life and was delighted to lend her “green thumb” to BiRite Foodservice - a family business co-founded by her father, Victor, in 1966.

Survived by her loving husband John (of 46 years). Lovingly remembered by her three children Christopher (Jennifer), Kevin (Alison) and Jennifer Cooney (Kyle) and seven wonderful grandchildren (Avan, Grace, Carsten, Kearny, Maeve, Estelle and Townes), her younger brothers Bill Barulich (Jeanne) and Steve Barulich (Patricia), and 11 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Ziney and Victor Barulich.

A garden was always a peaceful and life-giving place for Dianne. Now she rests in God’s garden.

Special gratitude to all of those who encouraged and comforted Dianne every moment of her five-year battle with ovarian cancer, including the doctors, nurses and hospice specialists at Kaiser - especially Dr. Song, Diane, Dinga, Iris, Brian, Heidi and Monica. In lieu of flowers, please consider planting some in your garden or making a donation to the Cancer Care Point, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, or Justice in Aging.

Family and friends are invited to a vigil service on August 1st at 7pm, and a mass of celebration on August 2nd at 10:30am. All services will be held at Saint John Vianney Catholic Church at 4600 Hyland Avenue in San Jose. The mass of celebration will be followed by a reception at the San Jose Country Club for family and friends. A private burial service will occur the next day

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St. John Vianney Church
4600 Hyland Avenue
San Jose, California United States 95127
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mass of Celebration
St. John Vianney Church
4600 Hyland Avenue
San Jose, California United States 95127
Thursday, August 2, 2018
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM