Call now for immediate attention: 772-999-5547

Call now for immediate attention: 772-999-5547

Dianne Chapman Brunner

May 11, 1940 ~ June 30, 2020

Dianne Chapman Brunner, 80, of Vero Beach, Florida, passed away June 30, 2020. She was born in Providence, RI to the late Raymond and Helene Chapman.
Dianne is survived by her husband, John Brunner; sons, Michael (Cynthia) of Syracuse, NY and Vero Beach, Steven (Julia) of Denver, CO and daughter, Elizabeth (Jen) of Tucson, AZ. She was especially proud of her three grandchildren, Logan, Jacob and Lucas. She is also survived by her brothers, Wayne (Jean) Chapman and Bill (Carol) both of Rhode Island. Dianne was predeceased by her brother, Raymond Chapman Jr.
Dianne graduated from Springfield College in Medical Technology and with her medical background she was a consummate reader of medical information and developments. She was also an enthusiastic golfer and tennis player. Dianne was most fond of our summer home and friends of thirty years located in Forest Lake, NY.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VNA & Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, Florida 32960.
Condolences may be shared online at


Karen Black-Angelbeck

July 3, 2020, 2:13 am

I am very sorry to hear the news of Dianne’s passing. I have so many fond memories of her at Forest Lake. My sincere sympathies for the entire family. I hope you all find some comfort from the memories and from the friends and family thinking of all of you Beth, Steve, Mike and John.

Karen Black Angelbeck

Jack Murray

July 7, 2020, 12:34 am

Wayne, I am so sorry to learn of your sister’s passing. At Cranston and at URI, I never knew you had a twin sister. Please accept my condolences.

Alan Black

July 10, 2020, 4:26 pm

My deepest condolences on the loss of your super-cool mom.

Cindy Oglesby Jeanfreau

July 11, 2020, 10:51 pm

I was so sadden to hear of Mrs. Brunners passing “Dianne” as she was an absolute treasure of a person. She and her husband, John were some of my parents, John and Merle Oglesby’s best friends. They enjoyed so many summer vacations together at Forest Lake. My Mom and Dianne could talk for hours and would laugh a lot. The couples that were often found on the tennis court together with Dianne and John were my parents, Sandy and Carl Engstrom, and Billy and Betty Payne. There was always a big crowd of friends hanging out at our camp picnic table, on the porches of: Engstroms, Paynes, and Browns (Katie and Tom). I also was very close friends with their daughter, Beth and spent many moments on their front porch and even played tennis with the gang sometimes. Besides their times at Forest Lake my parents went on vacations to Bermuda with the Dianne and John on multiple occasions. Dianne will sadly be missed – she always had a vibrant smile. I fondly wish the whole family – John, Beth, Steve, and Mike and all of the grandchildren to treasure all your special moments together. Much Love, The Oglesby Family (Trey, Rick, and Doug)

Barbara Ducharme

July 16, 2020, 10:42 pm

Condolences from a former Cranston High School classmate…Dianne was lovely and a pleasure to know in our youth…may she Rest In Peace.
Barbara D’Ercole Ducharme

Leave a Condolence

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

How can we help?

Our caring professionals are here to assist you and your family during this difficult time. We are available 24 hours, 7 days a week to assist in immediate arrangements or pre-arrangements.

Recent Reviews

  • The service from Millennium was outstanding. Rachel was sweet, personable and very comforting. It was important to me that my dad was kept locally where I knew where he would be. Very nice facility, state of the art and quality of my fathers remains were so refined compared to my mothers years ago. I highly recommend this place for an affordable choice for your loved one. Thank you for making an already stressful event easy. With high regards, the Esposito and Keith Family.

    Esposito and Keith Family

    Vero Beach
  • Millennium Cremation provided a fantastic service to our family at a difficult time. Our beloved mother passed away in Vero Beach and the rest of the family was in other parts of the country. Due to the Covid health crisis, none of us could get to Vero Beach in person. That's where Millennium took over. They helped us manage everything, coordinated with a cemetery in Maine, managed the obituaries, expedited all the paperwork, and even delivered an important document locally that saved us days. Funeral director Rachel was a godsend, and she made it clear what she was going to do, and what we needed to do. If you know what you want, Millennium is highly recommended, and the savings versus the full service mortuaries is significant.

    M. Cross

    Vero Beach

Direct Cremation Fee Includes

  • Transportation from the place of death to our family owned crematory
  • Basic alternative cremation container
  • Refrigeration of your loved one
  • Cremation performed by our crematory professional
  • Securing all required authorizations
  • Filing the death certificate
  • Notifying social security administration
  • If veteran, filing for free US flag
  • Assisting with newspaper obituaries
  • Cremains are returned to you in a temporary container

Other Fees That May Apply

  • Medical Examiner (fees vary by county)
  • Transportation outside 35 miles
  • Death certificates (fees vary by county)
  • Newspaper Obituaries (fee charged by newspaper)
  • Keepsakes
  • Permanent Urn
  • Jewelry
Skip to content