Diane Pilbin

  • Died: June 16, 2021
  • Location: Andover, New Hampshire

Cremation Society of New Hampshire

172 King St.
Boscawen , NH 03303

Tel. (603) 796-2528

Tribute & Message From The Family

Devoted Wife and Loving Sister

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Diane by adding your memories and photos.

Diane Pilbin, 79, of Andover, NH passed away on June 16, 2021.

Born in New Britain, CT, she was the eldest child of Virginia B. Jones and Robert M. Jones of Simsbury, CT and Vero Beach, FL. Diane was predeceased by sister Nancy Jones Hill and brother Alan Ross Jones. She is survived by sisters Deborah Jones of Chapel Hill, NC and Kimberly Crandall of Milo, ME, stepdaughter Susan Page and husband David Page, stepson Robert Pilbin, as well as several nieces and nephews. She leaves behind her husband of 45 years, Leslie "Red" Pilbin.

Diane and Red shared a love of the country, farming and their animals, loving their life at Johnnycake Ranch in Burlington, CT. It was there that Diane established her passion for Labrador Retrievers and her Chucklebrook line, breeding and showing them throughout the U.S. for over 50 years.

In 1998, Diane was licensed by the AKC to judge Labradors and other sporting breeds, judging nationally and internationally. This offered her the opportunity to explore other countries and to make good friends around the world.

Diane lived the life she'd dreamed of with nothing left on her "bucket list". A good, kind husband with mutual interests, her Labrador friends whom she considered her second family, and the beauty of her country farm in Andover, NH were the loves of her life.

In her last years, Diane lived with Multiple Myeloma and she wishes to thank Dr. Charles Catcher and the staff at Payson Cancer Center in Concord for their compassion and care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Payson Cancer Center, Concord, NH or your local Humane Society. The Cremation Society of New Hampshire has been entrusted with arrangements. To view an online tribute, leave a message of condolence or for more information please visit www.csnh.com.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I sad to see that Diane passed. I wish I could have hugged her again. She taught me so much about the love of labs. A true give to have met her and learn so much. Bless you dear sweet lady. My condolences to Red and family. Gail and Alan

Posted by Gail Stegman - Friend   September 24, 2021

Oh my Heart is Breaking reading this, I just found out precious Diane has passed, we knew Diane for years and loved her and Red like family, we have a 7 year old Lab from her named Jeter, I am so sorry I am just hearing about this, my thoughts and prayers are with Red and family, the Labrador World will not be the same without her. Much love Ben and Cindy Bond ❤

Posted by Cynthia Bond - Latham, NY - Friend   September 16, 2021

I was so sad to hear of Diane´s passing. I have many fond memories of our families when we lived in Burlington. Know our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the memories you´ve collected bring you much comfort. Love to your whole family.

Posted by Sally Cahill - Friend   July 07, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time Red. I remember our good times at Agway and in Andover
Jim Hersey

Posted by Jim Hersey - Andover, NH - Family Friend   July 05, 2021

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