Dianne Barnett Tasillo

By July 14, 2014 Obituaries


Dianne Barnett Tasillo of Charleston died on Sunday, July 13 surrounded by her family.

Dianne was born on August 24, 1951 in Spartanburg to Aubrey and Jean (Brown) Barnett.  She lived a majority of her life on James Island, where she always considered “home.”

She had worked many years as a clerical specialist for MUSC, and a couple of years at Heartland of West Ashley where she found her true calling of caring for older adults.

Dianne had a true zest for life! More than anything she loved to be out on her boat or at the beach.  She spent as much time as she could out on the water with family and friends.  Dianne never missed an opportunity to sample the fine cuisine of Charleston.  She loved to go and try new places to eat as well as frequent her favorites in the area.   Dianne also enjoyed her trips to Islamorada.

She is survived by one son, Richard Furman Moore IV of Charleston, one daughter, Christina Lynn Moore of Charleston,  grandchildren, Gregory and Tayler Moore of Charleston,  one sister, Cheryl Westmoreland of LaGrange GA,  nieces and nephews, Cameron Westmoreland Meyer of LaGrange GA, Robyn Westmoreland Price of Statesboro GA, William Palmer Westmoreland of Augusta GA, and many very special friends!

Visitation for Dianne will take place on Wednesday, July 16 from 11:00AM – 1:00PM at Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation & Burial Services (7475 Peppermill Parkway, North Charleston SC 29418).  Services celebrating her life will follow at 1:00PM.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Embrace Hospice or to Heartland of West Ashley Activities Department.

Arrangements are by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation & Burial Services.


  • Karmen says:

    Dianne was one of the most caring people I know, I definitely consider her to be one of my best friends and will truly miss her. My first years at Heartland would not have been the same without her support and fun spirit! She will be greatly missed.

  • Connie says:

    Dianne was a great lady; a wonderful friend to so many. Her smile and laugh were contagious. One of my favorite memories was when she used to sneak pie to us while we were visiting her neighbor, because everyone in that home was dieting and she didn’t think it was was right for there not to be something sweet to eat, she was always taking good care of others. Dianne was loved by many and will be missed by all! Let perpetual light shine upon her

  • Helen says:

    Dianne was a joy to be around. My mom is a resident at Heartland. Dianne made Mom feel welcome upon her arrival and always encouraged her to join in all activities. I so enjoyed sharing time with Dianne and will miss her greatly.

  • John Cuff/Stephanie Mears says:

    Richard–We are very sorry for your loss—we will always remember Diane and will miss her. Diane was a great mom, person and friend

  • Leath says:

    Chrissa and Dick- So sorry for your loss…. I know she will be watching over you both everyday and poking you when you get out of line… Make her proud! Dianne was an amazing woman… she had a laugh that was unforgettable. So thankful to have met you…. RIP Dianne! Love ya!

  • Robin Stone says:

    Diane was a childhood friend of mine ..same street buddies as we called ourselves. So happy I was able to spend time with her again. We laughed and cried together about all childhood memories and what our adult life had given us. Always remember her smile, dimples, and laughter and how much she loved her grandchildren.
    Love ya Diane. Hampton Ave is now paved in gold for you.

  • Vivianne Wiseman says:

    If ever, there was person that I could define as a true Carolina Girl, Dianne Tasillo was her. She embraced every aspect of the low country lifestyle to the fullest, complete with the warmest and most delicious southern hospitality she could dish up, and always with such class. Diane spent her life being the folly that draws so many to her beloved beach. I can’t recall ever knowing a four legged friend that wasn’t adorned by her. That notorious laugh of hers was contagious, and she surely wasn’t one to mince words about anything she was compassionate about, as her compassion was as true and solicitous as her love. Diane didn’t make friends, Diane made family and I’m truly thankful for that.

  • Greg and Kim Dolby says:

    Dick, Chrisa, Gregory and Tayler, We are so sorry for the loss of your mother/grandmother. We had not seen your mother for quite awhile but her place in our hearts and memories will never dim. She was our great party planner of Billfish and almost every weekend we were all together making memories and having fun as you witnessed on many occasions. Always some fun new adventure going on. She will be missed but just remember she lived life to the fullest while she was here. We will be with you in our hearts and prayers tomorrow. Greg and I love you all.

  • Cindy Smith says:

    To the Family and Friends of Dianne, We will truly miss our dearest friend. Cheryl I hope you don’t mind, but I consider Dianne my sister as well. We shared a lot of great times and some sad ones. But through it all, we made the best of every minute. From the cruises we took, to the trips to the Keys and the Morris Island Light House, from the dancing on the backyard patio on Billfish Court, I will cherish every memory and hold them next my heart. You were truly a friend to me and you will be missed. I will remember your beautiful smile and bright eyes and oh yes, that laugh which made everyone smile. Dear Sugar, hold a place for me right next to you in heaven so we can spend eternity together. Love you bunches. your Buddy, Cindy

  • Evie Bullock says:

    To the Family and Friends of Dianne,
    We would like to express our sympathy to you. Dianne was a wonderful person to work with, she loved her
    job and the residents at Heartland. We are from the Adults on Mission group from Northbridge Baptist
    Church, which meet once a month with singing and Bible messages with the residents. She would always
    gather as many as she could to come and join us and she would participate also. We will miss her very much.
    May the Lord Jesus Christ comfort you at this time of loss and be with you always.
    Our prayers are with you, Dianne’s friends from Northbridge

  • Sheila says:

    I’ll never forget Dianne’s laugh or those amazing dimples! Dianne and I worked together at MUSC for close to 20 years. Those were good times. Our office worked hard, but had fun doing it ,and were more like family then co-workers. We truly cared about each other and continued to keep in touch. I pray that Richard, Fran, Tayler, Chrisa and Gregory find strength in knowing Dianne is no longer struggling and will be watching over them. Be good to each other. Love, Sheila