Born in Leominster, February 2, 1954, to the late Armand and Mary Florence (Jacques) Beaudoin, Diane is best known for her warm, welcoming spirit, offering love, compassion, and pie to everyone lucky enough to meet her. She graduated with a BS sumna cum laude in Education from Boston University, where she met Ron, her husband of 44 years. Together they ran Branch Line Press out of their home in Pepperell and published a number of books on the history of New England. She served for five years as an elected member of the North Middlesex Regional School Committee, and for more than 30 years has been an election official in Pepperell. She volunteered as USDA food coordinator for PACH Outreach food pantry but was equally happy working in her garden, embroidering crazy quilts, or traveling the world.