Obituary of Dianne M. Scheffler
Dianne was born on August 13th, 1942, in Lackawanna, New York, to Richard and Marie Cawthard. She was the oldest of seven children, being raised by a stay-at-home mother while her father worked at Bethlehem Steel, teaching her pride in her work ethic. She believed in not taking any handouts and running the kitchen for college students at Compass Group at Canisius for eight years. Before that, she was a hostess, server, and banquet organizer.
Her hard work afforded her to travel to places like Alaska, Tennesee, Italy, and domestically. She enjoyed a wonderful life with her partner Joe Pizzela for 30 years.
Dianne was a dependable woman who always showed up when needed and loved spending time with her family, especially visits with her brother Gary.
She enjoyed reading, especially Reader’s Digest and was known as the Trivia Master in her leisure time. Dianne liked watching Lifetime movies and Wheel of Fortune every night and listening to Celine Dion and Josh Groban. She had an incredible green thumb and was known for her beautiful rose gardens.
Dianne will be remembered for her humble personality and missed for the love that she so openly shared.
“If I had a rose for every time I thought of you, I’d be picking roses for a lifetime.”
Scheffler, Dianne M. of West Seneca, NY on August 21, 2022. Devoted partner for over 30 years to Giuseppe Puzzella; Beloved mother of Tracy (George) Scheffler, Susan (Curt) Habraken, Thomas (Kelly) Scheffler, late James Allen Scheffler and late Timothy Richard Scheffler; Dear sister of Richard, Walter, Gary, and Karl Cawthard and late Rosemarie Dedman and late Cheryl Galbraith; Loving grandmother of George Sawyer, Jr., Jerry Habraken, Jessica Sawyer, Brittany Scheffler, Jonah Scheffler, Timothy Scheffler, and Christina Scheffler and great-grandmother of Lucas Sawyer; also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends. Friends will be received Thursday 4-8 PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lakeshore Rd. Hamburg, NY 14075 716-627-2919, where a funeral service will be held Friday at 10 AM. Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery to follow. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Dianne’s memory to the ALS Association. Online donations and condolences at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Dianne Scheffler, please visit Tribute Store