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Robert A. Diener

September 22, 1931 ~ November 16, 2021 (age 90)


Robert A. Diener, 90 of Bristol passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at The Pines in Bristol. Robert was born in Bristol on September 22, 1931 and was the son of the late John and Mary (Elbert) Diener. Married to his lovely bride Laurette (Pinette) Diener for 67 years, he graduated from Bristol High School. Robert served with the US Army during the Korean War and is a member of St. Gregory the Great Church. He worked as a Tool & Die Maker for New Departure, Superior Electric and Arthur G. Russell Co. where he retired from.

In addition to his wife, Robert is survived by his three children, his sons Jeffrey Diener and wife Paula of Bristol, Thomas Diener of West Hartford, and his daughter Barbara Leoni and husband Christopher of Georgia. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Adam (Sarah) Diener, Elizabeth (Ryan) McCoy, John (Michelle Arslan) Diener, Alexander Leoni, Erica Diener, Sarah (Hunter) Maxey and his five great grandchildren, Henry, Jackson, Claire, Carson and Ellis; one brother Herbert Diener and his wife Angela of Austin, TX.

The visiting hour will be on Friday, December 3rd from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, has the honor of serving Robert’s family. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM in St. Gregory the Great Church, 235 Maltby St, Bristol. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. Please visit Robert’s memorial web-site at

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December 3, 2021

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Funk Funeral Home
35 Bellevue Ave.
Bristol, CT 06010

Mass of Christian Burial
December 3, 2021

10:30 AM
St. Gregory the Great Church, St. Joseph Cemetery, Maltby Street, Bristol

December 3, 2021

11:30 AM
St. Joseph Cemetery
522 Terryville Ave.
06010, Bristol, CT

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