Diane Birch Kingsbury of Westford, Mass., age 88, died on April 21, 2017, with her family by her side. Diane is survived by her sons David, Ben, John (Evelyn), and Daniel (Caitriona and children Aoife, Owen and Clara) of Massachusetts, her daughter Sarah Ehinger (Bob and children Kate, Caroline and Andrew) of New Jersey, and her sister-in-law Peggy Birch of Pennsylvania. She is preceded in death by her husband Keith in 2000, her nephew Rick in 2002 and her brother Richard (Peggy) in 2011.
Diane Audrey Birch was born on Sept. 2, 1928, in Philadelphia, Pa., to parents Andrew Kessler Birch and Laura “Mildred” Stonemetz. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1949 with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy & Economics and moved to NYC where she worked as a copywriter and subsequently met her husband Keith Kingsbury of Massachusetts.