Diane (Blethen) Mindera

Born: Wed., Mar. 8, 1950
Died: Sun., Jun. 22, 2014

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Diane B. (Blethen) Mindera, 64, of Terryville passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 22, following a brief illness. She was surrounded by family and friends.

She was the beloved wife of Stephen Mindera, Jr. and mother of Michael Mindera of Terryville. Born in Bristol she was a Terryville resident her entire life and a member of Terryville Congregational Church.

Diane began her career in banking in 1983 and held a number of positions at Terryville Trust and Connecticut National Bank, finally retiring from Community Bank as Branch Manager in 2007. She was the Executive Secretary of Skye Cable in Waterbury from 2008-2013.
Diane was very involved with community clubs in Terryville throughout her life. She was the superintendent of the Photo Department of the Terryville Lions Club Fair for 36 years. As the Director of the Town of Plymouth Bi-Centennial Committee, Diane was instrumental in persuading the Marine Corps Band to lead the parade. She was Treasurer of the Terryville Rotary Club in which she was a chapter originator. She was also a valued member of the YMCA, the Plymouth Historical Society, the Friends of Library, the 5K Road Race, The Chamber of Commerce and the United Way.

Funeral services will be held Thursday June 26, 2014 11:00am at the Terryville Congregational Church, 233 Main St. Terryville, CT. Burial at the convenience of the family will be in Hillside Cemetery, Terryville. Calling hours are at the church one hour prior to the service. Scott Funeral Home, 169 Main St., Terryville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Pat Kopcha

Diane was a wonderful person. it was a pleasure to know her and work with her on the fair My heart goes out to you Steve

Nancy Sewell

My best high school friend....I'm sorry Steve and Michael. Prayers for you and the family.

Francine Wilson

Hoping that your sorrow will be brief and that treasured memories of a special spouse and mother will help ease the pain of your loss. Steve and Mike, please know that you are both in my thoughts and prayers.

Nancy Vaughan

On behalf of the Greater Waterbury Cable Council, please accept out sincerest condolences on your loss. Diane was a wonderful lady who always seemed so cheerful sitting at her desk at SKYE. We will all miss her. Nancy

helen nejfelt

so sorry to hear. my thoughts and prayers to you and yours....helen njfelt

Joanne Skoczylas

I went to school and graduated with Diane. So very sorry to read of her passing. I live above Scott's, so she will not be alone.

Holly Barnes Dozois

Steve - I was so sorry to hear of Diane's passing. I have such happy memories of things we did together, whether it was at her house, at High School, or at the Church. It was always a treat to run into her at the Fair and catch up with her and occasionally, I would run into her when I was with her cousin Pam Chase. She did a lot of wonderful things while she was here with us and she always had a smile on her face. You and Michael will be in my prayers.


May Diane rest in peace and my deepest condolences goes out to her son Michael.

Denise Caron

Diane was a wonderful woman whom I had the pleasure to work with at Valley Bank > I am very glad to have known her .

Leslie Lyga
   Posted Sun August 02, 2015
I was so surprised to read of Diane's passing! Please accept my belated condolences. I have such fond memories of her over the years. First when she was a a young girl living with her parents on N Riverside; they were our neighbors and she was a friend with my sister Patricia. She would visit us at my parents home. Later, when she worked in the bank and attended church with Steve. My mother always felt comfortable speaking with Diane. Her parents, the Blethens, raised a beautiful person. I am so sorry for your loss. She will be missed. RIP