Diana J. Derasmo, of West Long Branch, entered the Church Triumphant on Thursday, May 4, 2023. She was 85 years old. Born in Long Branch, New Jersey, Diana was the daughter of the late Joseph and Helen Smith Boynton.
Diana was raised in West Long Branch with her two brothers and a graduate of Long Branch High School class of 1955. Diana married Fred, the love of her life in 1956 and they began their family shortly thereafter. Before getting married Diana worked at Vogel’s Department Store, after getting married she worked for Bamberger’s/Macy’s, and she recently retired from Children’s Center of Monmouth County in 2020. Diana was an active member of Reformation Lutheran Church in West Long Branch and a dedicated volunteer and founder of the Reformation Lutheran Church Food Pantry.
Diana enjoyed working, volunteering, and helping others. She loved creating artwork out of ceramics, reading romance novels, puzzles, cooking, and baking. When home relaxing, she enjoyed watching classic movies, especially Sherlock Holmes and Charlie Chan mysteries. Most of all, however, she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Diana is predeceased by her parents Joseph and Helen Smith Boynton, and her brothers Robert and Charles “Chip” Boynton.
She is survived by her loving husband Fred Derasmo, her children Frederick Jr. and his wife Karen DeRasmo of Landenberg, PA, Mark and his wife Nathalie Derasmo of West Long Branch, and Gina Marie and her husband Christopher Fyfe of Eatontown, grandchildren Joseph, Alexis, Amanda, and Jordan, and great-grandchildren Nathalie, Adaline, Anthony, Dylan, and Ella.
There will be a visitation on Wednesday, May 10 from 3pm – 7pm at the Woolley-Boglioli Funeral Home, 10 Morrell Street, Long Branch. A funeral home service will be offered on Thursday, May 11 at 10am. Entombment will follow at Woodbine Cemetery, 14 Maple Avenue, Oceanport.
In lieu of flowers, Diana’s family asks with gratitude that donations in her name be made to the Children’s Center of Monmouth County www.ccprograms.com or the New Jersey Boxer Rescue www.njboxerrescue.com
For messages of condolence, or to share a favorite memory of Diana, please visit her page of tribute at www.WoolleyBoglioli.com.