Diane (VanPolen) Harrington (1955-2010)


Feb 26, 1955 – Jan 31, 2010

Diane Harrington passed away Jan. 31, 2010, in Qingdao, China. She was born Feb. 26,1955, in St. Helena, to Beverly and Jackson VanPolen. She attended Pueblo Vista Elementary, Redwood Middle School, and graduated from Vintage High School in 1973.

She married Richard Gunby in 1974, and their daughter, Heather, was born in 1977.

She worked at Foster Freeze, Pacific Bell Telephone, and Beringer Vineyards where she met Richard Harrington. They were married in 1998. They both loved traveling and vacationing in Indonesia, India, Hawaii, China, New Zealand, England, Peru and Morocco. They moved to Tonga in 2004, and later to South Korea and China.

Diane is survived by her loving husband, Richard, of Qingdao, China; her daughter, Heather (Brett) Vieau; grandsons Adrian Alfaro, Daven Vieau; granddaughter Jillian Vieau of Napa; sister Linda VanPolen of Champaign, Ill.; brother Jerry (Courtenay) VanPolen of Chicago, Ill.; her parents, Bev and Jack VanPolen, of Napa; and several aunts and cousins.

Diane will be truly missed by all. At her request, there will be no service.

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