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In Memory of Dianne Mahany

Dear Friends and Family of the WSO,

Our beloved, wonderful and long-time former principal clarinetist, Dianne Mahany, died on June 12, 2024. Dianne was with the WSO from 2001-2016, and on the Board of Directors from 2003-2018. 


Dianne also managed our Michael H. Welles Young Soloist Competition from 2002-2019 and helped me enormously when I took that over. 


Dianne's love of chamber music provided inspiration for many of the WSO musicians. She attended the Chamber Music Conference of the East for several decades, serving on their Board of Directors and as Treasurer.


Dianne will be sorely missed, especially her joie de vivre and infectious laugh.


The funeral mass for Dianne will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 160 Concord Rd, Sudbury, MA on Wednesday, June 26 at noon.  Burial will follow the service, followed by a reception at the church.  The mass will also be livestreamed – you can find a link here:  Mass Online — The Ascension Parish


To read more about Dianne’s wonderful life, please see:


In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice in Dianne’s name.


Best wishes,



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