Diana L. Rella, 66, of Topeka, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 3, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born March 9, 1952 in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Jesse and Rosemary (Callelo) Pirozzi.
Diana attended Plainage High School in Massapequa, New York. She was a member of Christ The King Catholic Church.
Diana married her childhood friend Michael Rella in 1969 that she met at eight years old. They later divorced, he survives. Other survivors include their four beautiful children; Gina (Louis) Rella-Cordero of Dallas, Texas, Deana (Joseph) Rella-Cordero of Topeka, Michael Rella of Topeka, Danato Rella of Topeka, thirteen grandchildren, one great-granddaughter-furbaby; Sephora and her siblings; Katherine Mills of Queens, New York, Michael Pirozzi of Florida, Mary Hitt of California and Tina Marie Pirozzi of Florida.
Diana was preceded in death by two twin daughters; Teresa and Rose and two sisters, Rosebud and Jessica.
Two of Diana’s favorite quotes were; “She’s a pissa” and “I’m goin to Florida”.
Diana will lie in state and the family will receive friends from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Dove Southeast Chapel, 2843 SE Minnesota Ave. Cremation will follow and private inurnment will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the ALS Association Mid America Chapter, 6950 Squibb Rd., Mission, Kansas 66202.
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