Diane M. Peters

Date of Passing:

December 23, 2022

Peters, Diane M. (Crudele), 62, of Third Street, Barrington, died peacefully on December 23, 2022 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Robert and Claire (Lefebvre) Crudele, she lived in Barrington for the past 2 years, previously residing in East Greenwich.

Ms. Peters was a cardiac sonographer at Rhode Island Hospital for 10 years before retiring due to illness.

Diane enjoyed yoga, gardening, astrology, reading, sailing, the beach and spending time outdoors.

Ms. Peters was a graduate of Alvin Community College, Alvin Texas.

She is survived by two sons, Zachary A. Peters and his fiancé, Emma Stevens and step-son, Maddox Ramer of Warren and Jonathan P. Peters and his wife Kayla of Harvest, Alabama; three sisters, Nancy Crudele-Lyle of Lincoln, Debra Crudele-Morgan of Westerly and Lynda Williams of Wakefield; a brother, Robert Crudele of Narragansett and several nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday January 3, 2023 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 4 p.m. Calling Hours are 2-4 p.m. Contributions in Diane’s memory to Glioblastoma Foundation, P.O. Box 62066, Durham, NC 27715 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. I just heard. I am so sorry to all who loved her. This is very heartbreaking news. Diane was beautiful, vibrant and lived her life well. I was very fond of her. I am very sad that she has passed. Best wishes to her family.

  2. I feel so blessed to have known such a beautiful soul. Sending love and prayers to your entire family.

  3. Debbie, I am so sorry for the loss of your sister. I don’t know what words can express the heartbreak I feel for you and your family. We are all thinking about you and sending love.

  4. I am so sorry for your loss. Diane and I worked together for 10 years and had some interesting conversations!
    Rest In Peace Diane.

  5. It still doesn’t seems real that my soul sister Diane is passed. She had so much love for her family, especially
    for her two son, Zach and Jon Jon. She was passionate for her work, knowledgeable and skillful as a Cadiac Sonographer. With all these memories, I will still miss you Diane, as a coworker, as a friend and as a soul sister.

  6. Bob and family. We were so sorry to hear of Diane’s passing. Sending all our love.

  7. My deepest condolences to Diane’s family and friends. I pray your wonderful memories provide strength and comfort. ❤

  8. We will miss our dear friend Diane. She was always genuine, honest and most of all fun loving. Hugs to her family.

  9. My deepest condolences to Diane’s family. She was my coworker these past ten years. Very sad to hear of her passing.

  10. Was so sorry to hear about Diane’s illness and passing. Enjoyed her sweet spirit for 30 years and I have missed her for a long time. Sending love and hugs to all of the family especially my nephews Jonathan and Zachary. Gone way too soon but your memory will live on for a lifetime.

  11. I’m was so sorry to hear about Diane’s passing. Although I haven’t spoken to her in years, she was part of our family for 30. We shared many fun times including the birth of our son’s only 6 weeks apart. My thoughts and prayers are with my nephews now. I love them and want them to know we are here for them. Rest now Diane.

  12. Diane, I am so proud to have been your manager for 10 years… you were an excellent cardiac ultrasound sonographer and have helped so many patients get a diagnosis and treatment as a result of your skills. Thank you Diane….will miss you and keep you in my heart forever. Love Annette

  13. I am shocked and saddened to hear of Diane’s passing. My heart goes out to her two boys and three sisters who I know were her whole world. RIP Diane ❤️

  14. To Debbie, Nancy, Linda, Bob and Diane’s entire family, I am truly saddened to hear of Diane’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  15. I am completely saddened and disheartened to hear of my friend, Diane’s untimely death. I wish Zack and Jonathan the greatest sympathies in their time of need. I have so many beautiful memories with Diane from baking a birthday coconut cake to a Thelma and Louise trip to Alabama and back to RI via a moving truck in 24 hours. Heaven gained an angel. Rest in peace, dear friend. Hopefully, you’re soaking up the ocean beach rays above us. Until we meet again.

  16. Sorry for your loss. Diane and I worked together in NH and she was a lovely person.

  17. Very sorry to hear. The Gardiner family.❤️

  18. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. She was so sweet. Sending hugs and prayers to all of you.
    Jessica, Ben, and Hailey DeMerchant

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