Diane Manarino Fund

As some of you may know, Diane Manarino passed away on June 30th, 2016, in Mission Viejo, California, surrounded by her immediate family and close friends. Diane was born on May 7, 1957, in Lynwood, California, and grew up in Pico Rivera and Maywood, California. She attended Pius X High School in Downey, California and attended Fullerton College. Diane was employed for many years in the restaurant industry in Rancho Santa Margarita, California and Corona del Mar, California. Diane is survived by her daughters, Natalie and Nicole Manarino, and by her loving siblings: brothers Tom Dowdalls and Jim Dowdalls, and her sister, Katy Dowdalls. She will also be dearly missed by her many cousins and longtime friends, especially those who knew and loved her from Hanna’s in Rancho Santa Margarita. She was a lover of beautiful, living things, and had a rose and hydrangea garden which was the envy of her neighbourhood. She also leaves behind her beloved little dog, Gracie.

Diane was a beautiful person inside and out and she will be missed by all.

We have come to learn that Diane had high blood pressure, and on top that, stress.  This caused her to have a massive brain hemorrhage.

70 million American have high blood pressure -that’s 1 out of 3 American adults.  By creating this memorial fund we would like to raise awareness of the serious threat that high blood pressure, accompanied with stress, can pose.  If one person can be saved from this illness that took Diane’s life, it will be worthwhile.

To further honor Diane we have set up the “Diane Manarino Memorial Fund”

Donations can be made the following ways:

Mail to:

Diane Manarino Memorial Fund

C/O RTH Stroke Foundation

23382 Mill Creek Dr. Suite 130

Laguna Hills, CA 92653


The Family of Diane Manarino thanks you for your generosity and support.