Diannia Lee Collopy (July 21, 1947 - August 07, 2022)

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Diannia Lee Collopy
  • July 21, 1947
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  • August 07, 2022

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Diannia Lee Collopy – Obituary

~Beloved Wife, Loving Mother & Grandmother, Daughter & Friend~

July 21, 1947 – August 7, 2022

Diannia Collopy 75, of Summerfield, FL peacefully passed away Sunday, August 7, 2022 due to long battle with breast cancer while under the care of Hospice with her loving family & friends by her side.

Born in Salem, Ohio daughter of the late Ocie and Michael Gryziecki. Diannia was raised in IL and went to Williamsfield High School.

She is survived by the love of her life Husband, Arlyn Collopy married 58 years of Summerfield, FL, her children the (late Michael Collopy) Michelle Collopy Dombek (husband Rob) and Craig Collopy of Summerfield, FL. Three Grandchildren (Children of Michelle & Rob) Rebekah, Chloe and Benjamin Dombek. Her siblings Robin Gryziecki and Roger Dunn and (late Patricia Bunyard).

Diannia owned and managed two clothing stores in Illinois (Queen Size Fashions) and moved with her husband to Florida in 1994 where she started a pet sitting business called (Diannia’s Critter Sitting).

Her hobbies were softball, baseball, bowling, crafts, cross-stitching, gardening, taking care of her animal babies, and frequenting local internet gambling cafes.  She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan, as well as Elvis.  Diannia was always on the go and enjoyed theme parks and road trips with her husband or friends.

Diannia enjoyed watching her husband, children and grandchildren play multiple sports.  She coached little league and was the first certified woman coach in Centralia, Il.

There will be a “Celebration of Life” Service at The New Covenant United Methodist Church, 3470 Woodridge Drive, The Villages, FL 32162 on Saturday, September 10th at 11:00 a.m. The service will be live streamed at this link:  https://ncumcfl.com/celebration-of-life-diannia-collopy.  Updates will be posted on the Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Society website under Obituaries.

She will be laid to rest in Illinois at the Williamsfield Cemetery, where there will be a committal service on October 15th at 11:00 a.m. immediately followed by a  Celebration of her life at the American Legion.

Diannia loved animals and helping people in need.  Please kindly consider in lieu of flowers donating to your local Animal Rescue or Shelter in her name or local Breast Cancer chapter. Donations may also be made directly to the family to help cover medical and funeral related expenses.  Arrangements entrusted with BALDWIN BROTHERS Funeral & Cremation Society-Spanish Springs, 352-480-5959.  Sentiments may be found at www.baldwincremation.com.



New Covenant United Methodist Church
3470 Woodridge Drive, The Villages, FL 32162
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Date & Time:
September 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM

Williamsfield Cemetery
Williamsfield, IL

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  1. Allison Fussell says:
    07 Sep 2022
    Diannia was such a sweet, precious person. She often visited me in the Athletic Center of the high school and helped me understand Bowling, which I knew nothing about! She was always a huge help to me, anytime that she visited. I've missed seeing her....but will see her again one day! I'm sending a big hug to Arlyn and Craig.

  2. Steve Altom says:
    19 Aug 2022
    Prayers to all of the family. Diannia family was a friend of the family since my childhood. Grew up with Craig playing ball, and she was always right there where ever we went. God bless you all in this time of sorrow.

  3. Gary Lumberry says:
    16 Aug 2022
    Our deepest sympathy at this time of sorrow.

    Gary and Rogena Lumberry

  4. Teresa Guillaume says:
    14 Aug 2022
    Diannia was my very good friend and I will miss her dearly! Heaven has gained another angel!
    My thoughts and prayers go out to her family for strength! I ask for many happy memories to help bring them comfort!

  5. Janet Norrell says:
    14 Aug 2022
    Diannia was my Critter Sitter but more than that she was my friend more like a sister! My heart is broken that I can no longer talk to her, visit her nor hug her! She and her family were my family!

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