Diane M. Panuzio Benedetto, 59, of North Haven passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from injuries received in a motorcycle accident that evening in New Haven.  She was the beloved wife of 37 years to Jack Benedetto, Jr.  Diane was born in Bridgeport on April 4, 1958 and was the loving daughter of Marilyn Pace Panuzio and the late Louis Panuzio.  Besides her husband and mother, Diane is survived by her loving daughters and best friends Diane (Domenic) Paniccia, Christina (Phillip) Mauro and Amanda (Wesley Bosco) Benedetto.  Also survived by lights of her life, whom she loved unconditionally, her grandchildren Domenic Paniccia, Jr, Dylan Paniccia, Sonny and Miley Mauro, and Luciano Bosco.  Sister of Leonard Panuzio, Shirley Rogers, Louis Panuzio and Beth (Scott) Albertson. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sister-in-law Kathleen Panuzio.

Family and friends are  invited to go directly to St. Anthony Church, 70 Washington Avenue, New Haven on Thursday morning at 10:00 to attend a Mass of Christian burial. There will be no visiting hours. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.  The North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue has been entrusted with the arrangements.