- Dianne Lee (Aldus) Blake, aged 71, passed peacefully surrounded by her family on December 1, 2016. Dianne was born May 13, 1945, in Belfast, Maine.
Dianne was full of life and was the center of her family. Married to Norman C. Blake for 52 years, Dianne led a life full of generosity, love and purpose. She made those around her smile and gladly gave strength and support when needed. She was a loving guide for her children: Jeffrey A. Blake, Paula B. Kavanagh, Kevin W. Blake, Jan B. Winchester, and Nicole A. Blake, as well as their spouses and nine grandchildren. Her family was her most cherished accomplishment.
Dianne was the daughter of the late Walter and Ida Aldus. As the middle child of eleven, she embraced her role as sister and quickly became a dependable source of comfort and friendship. While raising her children, Dianne stayed home, opening her doors to care for many children, positively impacting the lives of many. Dianne's enduring gift of laughter, kindness, and love will forever be remembered by her family and friends.
A memorial gathering will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Memories and condolences may be offered to the family at www.ripostafh.com.
Published on  December 5, 2016