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Obituary: Former Mayor, Alderman Diane Hertlein Passes Away

Diane Hertlein, former Town and Country mayor and aldermen, reportedly passed away recently. A moment of silence was held for her Monday night.

Mayor Jon Dalton asked for a moment of silence at Monday night's Town and Country Board of Aldermen meeting for Diane Hertlein, former Town and Country mayor and aldermen.

Dalton said Hertlein recently passed away. Others who knew her tell Town and Country - Manchester Patch that she died about a week ago and hadn't been feeling "well" for some time.

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Dalton said Hertlein served as the Town and Country mayor from 1995 to 1997 and was also elected to alderman in 1994, prior to running for mayor. He said she was also a member of the Town and Country Garden Club for years.

"Like many of us, she cared about this community," Dalton said. "She gave up her time and her talents."

Alderman Skip Mange, who knew Hertlein more than 20 years, tells Patch her roots were deep in Town and Country. He said her children were raised in Town and Country, while both her children and grandchildren attended The school. She was also a member of , according to Mange.

"She was a wonderful individual. A loving, caring person and a tremendous asset to her church," Mange said. "And a very good mayor."

Mange was unaware of any memorial services for Hertlein and said her family is very private.

Feel free to post a comment about Diane Hertlein below if you have a comment or memory you would like to share.

*EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been corrected to reflect that the moment of silence was held at the Town and Country Board of Aldermen meeting Monday night.

Steven Donaldson August 14, 2012 at 06:28 PM
A fantastic neighbor on Rutherford Lane. She was the greatest fan of her grandchildren and their sport pursuits. In addition to Mayor, she performed the duties of City Administrator during several months while a replacement was being recruited.
Mariette Palmer August 14, 2012 at 09:33 PM
Diane Hertein was a wonderful, generous public servant, a mayor, an alderman, a resident, who served her community with commitment, with a wholeheart and generosity. She was a champion of resident based government, greenspace, and preserving our zoning fo insure the continuence of our premier community. She fell in love with her late husband, Bob Hertlein, when she was in her fifties. It was a fairytale romance. They lived in their beautiful, contemporary house with the pitched roof. I am not sure, but Bob may have designed and built it. It was filled with gorgeous, original art. It was thrilling to be invited to her house for dinner. Diane loved to cook. Her feasts were of dishes all made from scratch. They were unforgetable. Mariette Palmer rhpalmer@aol.com

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