Diane J. Montalto Smith, 73, of Wallingford passed away peacefully surrounded by her devoted husband Robert and her children on Friday January 16, 2015. Diane was born March 10, 1941 and was the daughter of the late Anthony Montalto and Dorothy Hastings Montalto. Diane was retired from Midstate Medical Hospital where she worked for several years in the E.R. Department. She enjoyed working in her yard and attending her many gardens. Diane took great pride in her home and would tackle any and all projects around the house. Diane and her husband liked to travel and visited many places around the world. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Robert, who took great care of her with much love and compassion. She is also survived by her daughter Heidi Smith Watts and her husband Greg of Meriden. Her son Darren Smith of Wallingford, her sister Judy Ruggiero of VT. She also left behind four grandchildren Kevin Watts, Casey Watts, Amber DiPasquale and Shane Paluszewski. Diane will also be missed by many lifelong friends and her dogs Molly and Jasmine who sat with her every day. Diane was predeceased by her son Robert Smith and daughter Gretchen Smith.

Funeral services will be conducted in the North Haven Funeral Home 36 Washington Avenue on Saturday, January 31st at 11:30am. Family and friends may call from 10 until time of service. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. Donations in Diane’s memory can be made to the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Rd. Newington, CT 06111.