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“Hello guys, I'm so sorry for your loss! I know Diane is at peace and without pain now, she will be missed but we will hold her close with the...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: David Kaiser - Wilmington, DE

“My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends during this difficult time. I hope that the promise found in Isa25:8 can bring you some...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“TRUELY A GREAT FRIEND. I REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME I MET DIANNE AND BOB.MY WIFE JAN WAS ONCE PART OF THE FAMILY.THAY BOTH MAD ME FEEL AS I WAS PART OF...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: william thomas - newark, DE

“My heart goes out to Dianne 's loved ones. God bless each of you and give you peace. Dianne will be missed by us all; She has always been a very...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Gayle Faulkner - Trappe, MD

“In May Dianne wished me a Happy Birthday, and it made me so happy. She was always such a kind, caring, and thoughtful person. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Chris Brooks - Friend

“To the family, I am sorry to hear the news about your loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so very sorry to learn of Diane's passing. She and I were neighbors and worked together for over 20 years supporting the Lancashire Civic...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: William Baldwin - Wilmington, DE

“Heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family and friends during this difficult time. I hope that the promise at 1Thessalonians 4:14 will bring you...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: - MD

“Dianne was such a nice person. She was such a great match for Bill.I will truly miss her ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Angela Orsino - Westville, NJ


Dianne M. Minster Bilson, age 75 of Wilmington, DE died September 16, 2017.

Ms. Bilson was born in 1942 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Edward B. and Anne K. Minster Phillips. She graduated from Easton High School in 1960 and attended Towson University. In 1966, she packed her belongings into a VW Beetle and headed for California. She settled in Hollywood where she lived until moving back east in 1970. Dianne had successful careers in both sales and office management, earning numerous awards and accolades over the years. Active in her community, she served as president of her sons' PTA and was a member of Beta Sigma Phi.

Dianne is survived by her partner of 17 years, William Berry; her three sons, Robert W. Bilson, Jr. of Santa Barbara, CA, Mark (Jennifer) Bilson of Chicago, IL, and Christopher Bilson of Wilmington, DE; her former spouse, Robert W. Bilson, Sr.; her sister, Joan Minster Townsend of Church Hill, MD; six grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing and memorial gathering at Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE from 5-7pm on Thursday, September 21, 2017.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Sunday Breakfast Mission, 110 N. Poplar Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.