Diane Racine LaRochelle 75, RN, Ph.D, Retired Educator, Researcher and Nursing Administrator died on November 11, 2020 from lymphocytic cancer at home along with Hospice in Ithaca, NY. She is the daughter of deceased parents Adelard J. Racine and Helen Tarka Racine of CT. She is survived by her loving sister Anita Racine and her husband Robert L. Johnson, of Ithaca, NY, and their outstanding son Evan Racine-Johnson. She is also outlived by her brother Thomas G. Racine of CT, his wife Jean and their son Christian and his family. Diane's loving, loyal, and steadfast companion Norman D. LaRochelle, Jr. resides in Florida and her very special Uncle Thaddeus Tarka lives in Virginia. Numerous and wonderful Tarka and Racine Cousins have always had significant meanings for Diane. Memorial Services are not planned at this time.