Diane Robida
1944 - 2017

Diane Patricia Robida, 72, of Georgetown, SC passed away February 26, 2017 at Tidelands Hospice House in Georgetown after a brave battle with cancer. Born in Middletown, CT, she was the daughter of the late Philip and Lucille (Bibeault) Robida. Diane moved from Connecticut to South Carolina in 1996. She worked in the IT department at Georgetown Hospital until she retired in 2011.

Diane had a lifelong love of horses and owned many, but her favorite was a beautiful Arabian named "Ushr". She competed in many horse shows with him and together they brought home countless trophies and ribbons. Diane's favorite memories were of riding horses with her sisters and her friends in the woods and trails near her home in Connecticut. Diane also loved cats and dogs and adopted a little family of "furry children" over the years.

She is survived by her two brothers, Bruce (Donna) Robida, New Britain, CT; Mel (Lisa) Laraway, (Adelaide, Australia); her four sisters, Denise (Douglas) Ouellette, Murrells Inlet, SC; Nancy Klick, Middletown, CT; Laurene Robida, Middletown, CT; Rise (Greg) Baker, Georgetown, SC; six nieces and nephews and five grandnieces and nephews.

A private memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Diane's name to the Saint Frances Animal Center, 125 N. Ridge Street, Georgetown, SC 29440 or to www.sfanimals.org/donation/donate Online condolences may be expressed at www.burroughsfh.com Burroughs Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet, SC (843.651.1440) is assisting the family.

Middletown Press - Mar. 1, 2017