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Dianne Linda Dorsey

November 14, 1952 — June 8, 2022

Roseville, California

Dianne Linda Dorsey

Dianne Linda Dorsey was born to Louis Domenico Roncone and Jacqueline Zelone Roncone on November 14, 1952, in Fort Worth, Texas on Carswell Air Force Base. As an Air Force brat, she traveled the world with her family and loved every minute of it. She was one of 5 siblings; Louis Jr., Debbie, Connie and Darryl Roncone. She was proud of her father and honored to be a military family serving the United States of America.

In 1972, she gave birth to her only child Desiree Dawn Maria and her entire life was devoted to raising and loving her daughter. Together they shared all that life held for them and were truly best friends. They embraced each and every moment of life together, laughed endlessly, never left each other’s side in anything, cried through hard seasons and loved each other BIG.

In 2002, Desiree married Chris Schneider, whom Dianne fondly called her “favorite Son-in-Law” and she adored him. In 2004, her first granddaughter, Olivia Marie Schneider, was born. The moment Olivia arrived, Dianne was singing and dancing with Olivia in her arms. In 2008, her first grandson, Jake Ryan Schneider, was born. She loved how much he looked like her father Louis, and noted that Jake had the “Roncone chin”. She was so excited to become a Nonnie. She brought constant fun to every moment she shared with them and continued to impart wisdom to lead them through life. Her years were spent laughing, celebrating, “breaking the rules” and living life to the fullest with her grandchildren. They meant everything to her and she meant everything to them.

In 2002, she married Frank Dorsey, whom she loved and their adventures in life began. They moved to Roseville, California into a home with Dianne’s dream backyard. They spent their days laughing together, working in their yard, bowling, playing poker, watching football and loving each other well. They loved spending time with friends and family and were often the life of the party wherever they went.

Dianne was a beautiful soul with a big Italian personality that everyone loved. The party began when she walked into the room. She was playful and fun, a rule follower and a rule breaker. She became friends with every stranger she met and always had them smiling by the end of their interaction. She was strong and had an internal strength about her. She knew how to stand back up when life knocked her down. She was wise, brave and the most selfless person you could ever meet. She had the most compassionate and generous heart and would give you the last of anything she had. She was honest, direct and forgiving. She made everyone around her better and had no problem telling you what you needed to hear. People were the most important part of her life and she valued family above everything else. She loved the people in her life passionately and unconditionally and she could always see the best in everyone. She saw your heart and seemed to know just what you needed. She treated everyone the same and always stood up for people. No one worked harder than she did. She loved fresh flowers, sunshine, decorating, Italian music, rigatoni, dancing, football games, Sunday night family dinner and her pets. She put what matters most in life first and she gave us some of the greatest moments in our life.

We wish you could “stay, just a little bit longer”. This life will not be the same without you but we will continue to love big, laugh often and live life to its fullest until we see you again. Big Hug. Big Kiss.

A Celebration of Life is planned for 10:30 am, Wednesday, June 29, at Heritage Oaks Memorial Chapel, 6920 Destiny Drive, Rocklin, CA 95677.

Following the Celebration of Life at Heritage Oaks Memorial Chapel, Dianne will be laid to rest in the Roseville Public Cemetery in Roseville, California.

To order flowers, call Rocklin Florist at 916-624-1651. Visit their website at

Donations may be made in Dianne's honor to the Placer County SPCA:

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Past Services

Celebration of Life

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

10:30am - 1:30 pm (Pacific time)

Heritage Oaks Memorial Chapel

6920 Destiny Dr,, Rocklin, CA 95677

To order flowers, call Rocklin Florist at 916-624-1651. Visit their website at
A donation in memory of Dianne may be made to Placer County SPCA.

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