Diane Celine Totty

Diane Celine (Kirkbride) Totty, 73, of Baton Rouge, La., died Aug. 19 of lung cancer in St. James Place, a health-care center in Baton Rouge.

Before relocating to Baton Rouge, Totty and her family lived in Lunenburg, Mass., where she was a local reporter for the then-Fitchburg (Mass.) Sentinel.

Totty leaves two sons, Brian and Jeffrey; a granddaughter; two step-grandchildren; a sister.

The obituaries were written, at least in part, from published reports by Bulletin correspondents Ashleane Alabre, Elizabeth Allen, Nimra Aziz, Alexander Frandsen, Nico Hall and Georgeanne Oliver, undergraduate students at Northeastern University.