Diana L. Connors
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Gloucester - Diana L. (Mitchell) Connors, 75, of Gloucester, wife of the late Austin W. Connors Jr., passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at her residence. She was born in Gloucester on November 1, 1944, daughter of the late Thomas and Gladys (Catalini) Mitchell.
Diana was a graduate of Gloucester High School, class of 1962. She later attended Lawrence Memorial receiving her RN degree in 1965. She was employed for over 45 years at the Addison Gilbert Hospital having worked the last 10 years in the ICU. It was a job she truly loved and was committed to until her retirement.
Diana was a strong, self-less and compassionate woman. She was always willing to help anyone in need regardless of their relationship to her. She always comforted those who suffered challenges, physical or personal, even through her own times of strife. Diana was a generous woman, sister, wife, mother and friend.
In the spring you could find her gardening and tending to the memorial out front of the old Connors Pharmacy. During the colder months she would spend hours reading to fulfill her goal to always learn something new. Her presence will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Diana is survived her daughter and caregivers, Cristin Connors; her son, Austin Connors III; her sister, Carol Pratt and her husband Joseph; her sisters-in-law, Carol Linsky, Elizabeth Mahoney and her brother-in-law, John Connors. Additionally, many nieces, nephews and special friends. She was predeceased by her sister, Christine Sutera.

Her memorial Mass will be celebrated in St. Ann's Church, Holy Family Parish on Friday, February 14, 2020, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101.
Arrangements by Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester. For online condolences, please visit www.greelyfuneralhome.
Published on February 11, 2020


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Marcia Hart
Feb 17, 2020
I'm so sorry I didn't know Diana had died until after her funeral. I knew she was ill and have kept her in my thoughts and prayers. She was such a great person and the best of nurses. She was one of my favorites at AGH that I worked with, who both taught by example and kept everyone more cheerful with her dry sense of humor and the love she showed to all. I will miss running into her around town and having a chuckle about old times and new ideas. My heart goes out to you Austin and all in your family and to her many friends, she was a corker who was loved and will be missed.
John Dugger
Feb 13, 2020
Certainly the best neighbor if not the best person I've had the pleasure to know. I will miss our gardening chats and her vast knowledge on the subject.
It's is a sad fact that living in a naturally occurring retirement community that we will lose a friend more frequently than in most neighborhoods. But the memories of the wonderful experiences shared last a life time.
Farewell Diana!
Liz curcuru
Feb 12, 2020
So sorry prayers to her children and sister carol
Linda Salah DeCaro,Diana was a lovely person she lived next door to my grandmother’s house she is a dear friend of my sister Nancy Rose.Diana will be missed,so sorry.
Feb 11, 2020
Denise Pascucci
Feb 11, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Diana's passing...She was such a comfort when my parents were in ICU at AGH...a very caring nurse and person .
Theresa Testaverde
Feb 11, 2020
I am deeply sorry to hear about Diana, she was a special person! She saved my father,
John Testaverde's life in the ICU, a long time ago, when he took a heart attack, she
did not give up on him, he called her an "Angel." It is sad and difficult to lose people we love. May family and friends comfort all of you. And may Diana be surround now by her Angels.
lois cavanaugh
Feb 11, 2020
Diana was my cousin in law and fellow nurse. They dont make them like her anymore chriten snd austin can be very proud
lois cavanaugh
Feb 11, 2020
Diana was my cousin in law and fellow nurse they dont make them like her anymore christen and austin can be very proud.
Lois cavanaugh
Feb 11, 2020
Diana was my cousin in law and fellow nurse. They don't make them like her any more.
Angela (D'Amico) Budrow
Feb 11, 2020
Dear Cristin and Austin, you may not remember me but I worked for Dad and Uncle John for many years and also baby sat for you both many moons ago. I loved your mom and dad and I know that will be in your hearts always and missed by many. Hugs, love and my sincere condolences to you both .
Debbi Strescino
Feb 11, 2020
So sorry to hear about the passing of Diana. I have known Diana all my life our mothers were the best of friends. I babysat for her children ,she babysat for my brother and I.I will keep your family in my thoughts bless you all. love Debbie