Diana’s paternal grandparents were from CauJonia (Reggio Calabria) Italy and her maternal grandparents were from the Province of Cosenza, Italy. Her paternal grandparents were from Caulonia, Reggio Calabria Italy.
Diana was born in Clarksburg, WV and is the daughter of the late Louis and Anna Allessio Pishner. She attended Notre Dame High School and graduated with the class of 1977. She attended Fairmont State College and was an employee of the Marion County Board of Education for over 25 years, until recently when she has resigned her position to pursue a full time career as an author, doing school visits and speaking to groups about family and their heritage. Diana resides in Fairmont, WV with her husband Mark and they are the parents of three children Courtney and her husband Phil, Curt and his wife Allyson, Chris and his wife Ashley. They have three grandsons, Ashton, Austin, and Ace.