Barbara E. (Long) Diven

March 7, 1938 ~ March 9, 2019 (age 81)


Age 81, of Brookline, on Saturday March 9, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Joseph R.Diven Sr.; devoted mother of Joseph R. Jr. (Marcy) and Michael B. (Shannon) Diven; loving grandma “Ma” of Joshua (Amanda), Desiree, Jordan, Joey, Jamie, Rory, Casey and Elizabeth; great grandmother of three; sister of  Richard Jr., John, and Thomas Long, Maureen Mischuk and the late Terry Hartman. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Graduate of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Barb was a registered nurse who spent her life caring for others. A proud member of the Daughters of Erin and a strong Irish matriarch who would encourage all those celebrating the St. Patrick’s D ay holiday to raise a toast to her memory and the memory of all Irish mothers, because a mother’s love is truly a blessing. Friends and family will be welcomed on Tuesday evening 6-8pm and Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8pm at Laughlin Cremation and Funeral Tributes , 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in  Resurrection Church on Thursday morning at 10 o’clock. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery .

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