Obituary for Dyan Janelle Cocchi of Pinehurst

Dyan Janelle Cocchi, age 52, of Pinehurst, passed away on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

Dyan was born on August 2, 1969 in Las Vegas, NV to Margaret A. Dooley Banke and the late Bruce Eldon Banke. Dyan grew up in Las Vegas and attended UNLV, married Brantley Cocchi and had her son, “Niko”. She worked for Fletcher Jones Mercedes dealership for ten years. Dyan moved to North Carolina in 2008. Dyan was a talented artist that was well known in the community for her artistic greeting cards available in local retail stores. She enjoyed the outdoors, travel, camping and especially her dog, “Fritz”. She will forever be remembered for her warm, bubbly, fun-loving personality.

Dyan is survived by her son, Nikoli S. Cocchi and his wife Loren of Henderson, NV;  mother, Margaret A. Banke-Hamernick and her stepfather, Jim L. Hamernick of Pinehurst; her brother, Bryan K. Banke and his wife Christelle of California; grandson, Elias Cocchi, a niece, Yseult Banke; and a close friend, Jason McKinney.

A private service will be held by the family at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made in Dyan’s name to: The Arts Council of Moore County and/or Sandhills/Moore Coalition for Human Care.  

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Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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