Diane R. Busby
November 30, 1958 – January 17, 2022
Diane Ruth Busby, a longtime resident of Wilton, CT passed away peacefully at her home on January 17, 2022 at the age of 63. She was the adoring and precious companion to Paul Monahan. Born on November 30, 1958, she was a devoted daughter of Alanna Macnamara Kettles and the late Alan Donald Busby and stepfather, Gilbert Parmele Kettles.
Diane was born in the former St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City, where her maternal grandfather, William P. Macnamara, MD was a surgeon. She lived in Port Washington, LI NY in her younger years and then predominately raised in the Shore Acres area of Mamaroneck, NY with her family.
Diane attended Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich, CT since sixth grade and graduated from high school there in 1977. She then graduated from Mount Vernon College in Washington, DC in 1981 with a BA in Business; which is now part of George Washington University.
Her rewarding career in the financial services and banking industry for almost 40 years began right after graduating from college at Shearson Lehman Bros in NYC. Diane continued on to working at Merrill Lynch in Greenwich, CT, UBS Financial Services in Greenwich and Westport, CT and then Wells Fargo Advisors. Diane worked tirelessly for her clients and had a passion for her career.
Outside of her family whom she loved so dearly, Diane was truly an animal lover. She cherished her magnificent Dutch warm-blood horse Gallagher and beautiful Yellow English labrador, Clara Belle. Diane was a very accomplished horseback rider, spending her weekends over the years at the stables riding in Bridgewater, CT and Wilton. She also spent time volunteering with Rising Starr Horse Rescue. She also enjoyed many fabulous trips out west to Montana and the HF Bar Ranch in Wyoming horseback riding.
Diane will always be remembered for her incredible sharp ‘wit’ and remarkable sense of humor. There was no one funnier than Diane. She was also well traveled, well read and exceptionally bright.
Diane is also survived by her loving sisters Debbie Busby Kunces (and Bob) of Darien, CT, Gail B. Donovan of N. Naples, FL and Pamela K. Keller (and Pete) of Rye, NY.
She was predeceased by three other siblings, Susan Jean, Alan Donald, Jr. and Alanna Mary.
In addition, she leaves behind her adoring nieces; Erin, Kimberly, Kelly and Katie; nephews; Robbie (and Irina), Conor, PK, Patrick and Andrew. Many aunts, uncles and cousins.
A celebration of Diane’s life will be held in late June in Greenwich, CT.
Our beloved Diane will be missed dearly by her friends and family- a life well lived but we know we will see Diane again ‘somewhere over the rainbow’.
Contributions may be made in Diane’s memory to: Rising Starr Horse Rescue, 93 Silver Spring Road, Wilton, CT 06897 www.risingstarrhorserescue.org (203) 257-8345 in Memory of Diane Busby EIN#47-4027991
Published by Westport-News & Greenwich Time & Wilton Bulletin & Stamford Advocate & Dari on Feb. 26, 2022.