Dianne La Verghetta, a public school teacher in Howard County for more than two decades, died of cancer Sunday at St. Agnes Hospital. The Columbia resident was 49.
Mrs. La Verghetta had lived in Maryland since the early 1970s. For 23 years, she had taught fifth grade at Longfellow Elementary School in Columbia.
The former Dianne Ware was born and raised in Louisville, Ky. She earned a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and was working on a master's degree in American history there at the time of her death.
Mrs. La Verghetta was interested in the visual arts and was particularly fond of the works of the Impressionist painters. She also enjoyed gourmet cooking.
She was a communicant of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church in Ellicott City, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered Wednesday.
Survivors include her husband, Carl La Verghetta; her parents, Patty and Norman Ware of Louisville; and a brother, Stephen L. Ware of San Mateo, Calif.
Donations may be made to the American Institute for Cancer Research, 1759 R St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009.
Pub Date: 5/09/98