May 24, 2022

Diane Marguerite Pelletier


Diane Marguerite Pelletier, age 60, passed away peacefully on August 18, 2020.

The daughter of John M. Pelletier and the late Estelle (Papineau) Pelletier, Diane grew up in Rehoboth, Massachusetts where she enjoyed country life,  working on cars, good music and good times with family and friends.  She spent her summers at her family’s beloved cottage in Jamestown which she would eventually get to make her home.

Diane graduated from Dighton Rehoboth High School and went on to take courses in business.  After the birth of her daughter she spent time in Vermont before starting her own business and attending New England Institute of Technology where she earned a degree in Electronics technology.  She then married and moved to her beloved South County where she worked as a bookkeeper in Galilee, a position Diane loved, where she enjoyed the camaraderie of her coworkers and friends on the docks.

Diane loved being near the ocean whether here in the north or visiting her beloved Florida Keys.  She was an avid collector of mermaids tears, shells, stones and driftwood as she walked her favorite beaches which she then used in her art pieces.  Her love for creating was prolific but she found her most loved artistic medium in stained glass which she loved to work on in her studio.  She was a fountain of ideas and knowledge with skills from woodworking and jewelry making,  right down to her everyday handy woman skills that always saved the day.

When she wasn’t by the sea, Diane loved to enjoy the snow and time with family up in the mountains of New Hampshire.  She always added life to the party with her bright smile, generous spirit and love for music.  Whether it was around the bonfire or by the hearth, she loved to expand her mind with good conversation and time with family, friends and kindred spirits.  Diane also enjoyed researching her ancestry and spent many hours compiling an extensive family tree.  Her other great love was animals which were always a  part of her family, especially cats.  She leaves her three beloved cats, who remain in the loving care of family, and memories of all the animals she loved.  A loving mother, sister and friend, and much loved cousin and niece, Diane will be dearly missed.

Diane is survived by her beloved daughter Danielle (and Joshua), her step sons Brandon (and Allison), Garrett (and Helen Rose) and beloved grandchildren Faith, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Esther who brought her so much love and joy.  Diane is also survived by her sisters Suzanne and Cheryl and her two brothers Mark and James.  She was preceded in death by her brother John “Chip” Pelletier.  Diane also leaves her nieces Ami and Cailyn and nephews Tyler, James and Andrew along with her beloved cousins, aunts, uncles and friends whom she loved very much and with whom she shared many treasured memories.

A private celebration of Diane’s life will be held at a later time.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Pet Refuge in N. Kingstown RI or clean ocean  For guestbook and condolences visit 

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