BETTENDORF -- A Celebration of Life Gathering to celebrate the life of Domenic “Don” and Dr. Dianne Giammetta will be from 1-6 p.m. Sunday, May 21, 2017, at the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island. There will be a time of sharing from 4-5:30 p.m. Sunday that all are encouraged to share memories and special stories.
The Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home has been entrusted with assisting the family with arrangements.
Don and Dianne died while on a trip to celebrate their wedding anniversary. They died together Friday, May 12, 2017, following an accident near Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
Dianne, 55, a resident of Bettendorf, was a daughter of Denis E. and Mary Louise Whitehorn. She graduated from Bettendorf High School, The University of Iowa, and The University of Iowa Medical School. She completed her medical residency at the University of Cincinnati before returning to the Quad- Cities to join Medical Arts as an OB/GYN surgeon.
She was united in marriage to Domenic (Don) Giammetta, in Moline.
Dianne was a happy, successful woman who grew up in Bettendorf, with her sister, brother and friends, from elementary school through high school. Throughout her school years, Dianne was active in many activities including: athletics, (tennis, swimming, and synchronized swimming); music (piano, percussion, symphonic band, jazz band, and the Iowa Hawkeye Marching Band).
Dianne shared her smile, compassion, humor, kindness, and work ethic with others in all endeavors. She loved music, sewing, cooking, baking, and gardening - most notably her lilies.
Dianne was a devoted spouse to Don Giammetta. She embraced his family as her own. She even had the joy of delivering two of Don’s grandchildren. Through the years, Dianne was supportive of the children and grandchildren in their education, activities, and career pursuits. Education was of primary importance to Dianne and always guided friends and family to pursue their dreams and continue their life-long learning.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Gilda’s Club of the Quad-Cities, The American Cancer Society, or other charities benefiting health, children, or the arts.
Those left to honor her memory include her sister, Laura Whitehorn (Portland, Ore.), her brother, James, and sister-in-law, Rebecca, and their children, Zachary, Andrew and Lindsey Whitehorn (Knoxville, Tenn.), as well as uncles, aunts, and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Denis E. Whitehorn, and her mother, Mary Louise Whitehorn. May they rest in eternal peace.
Online condolences and remembrances may be expressed to the family by visiting Dianne’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com