By Bernice Corpuz, WBZ NewsRadio 1030

BOSTON (CBS) – A Maryland woman is on a mission to find her father in Massachusetts decades after they got separated.

Diane Keane of Annapolis was just a little girl when she and her mother moved from Millis, Massachusetts to Illinois, after her parents’ bitter divorce in the 1960’s.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports

She remembers her dad, Michael Keane, visiting her in the Midwest for several years.

Diane Keane and her father Michael. (Photo courtesy: Diane Keane)

Diane Keane and her father Michael. (Photo courtesy: Diane Keane)

“I have a lot of memories of him being a great dad and giving me attention and wanting to do things with his daughter,” she told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Wednesday.

But her mother remarried and Diane said she had to change her last name and school district.

Her father’s regular visits stopped. The last time Diane saw him she was nine years old.

“That’s one of the hardest things for me. I never got to say goodbye to him, because I never knew the last time would be goodbye,” she said.

When she turned 18, she returned to Millis to try to find her father, who served in the Air Force and worked as a real estate agent at Page Realty in Medfield.

Now, at age 56, she’s still hoping to give him a hug and say “I love you.”

Michael Keane would now be 78.

“We should never have been separated,” Diane said. “I love my dad, he was a great dad and I would like to have my dad back in my life.”

“I’ve never given up. You never stop wanting someone that you love.”

If you believe you can help Diane, you can reach her via her Facebook page.

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