1943 ∼ 2017
Diane Delfino (Paulding) of Brockton, formerly of Rockland passed away peacefully on Wednesday August 30, 2017 at the age of 74. Diane was born in Rockland, the youngest daughter of the late Evelyn (Coombs) and Ralph S. Paulding, Sr. Sister of the late Ralph A. Jr, Steven, Sylvia, Charles and Ronald Paulding and June Hill and Gertrude Foote. Sister in law of Richard and Joseph Delfino.
Diane retired after working a variety of jobs, notably as a hairdresser. She was a devoted benefactor of the 49ers Club where she ran the annual children’s Christmas party for over 20 years. She was also a dedicated patron of several charities, an avid gardener, and a lifelong Red Sox fan and loved to travel to Saratoga Springs, go to the Raynham Dog Track and the Plainridge Casino.
Diane is survived by her loving husband Michael Delfino, her three daughters Diane Hines and her husband Paul of Norton, Susan Graham of Pompano Beach, FL. and Cynthia Nicholson of Long Island, NY. Grandmother of Paul, Matthew, Taryn and Ashlyn Hines, Marcus Panico and Emily, Robert and Brett Nicholson. Diane is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will begin at 3:00pm Tuesday in the Prophett-Chapman Cole & Gleason Funeral Home 98 Bedford Street Bridgewater and conclude with a Funeral Service at 6:00pm. Following the service will be a bereavement at the Bridgewater Vets Club, 85 Cottage St., Bridgewater, MA.
Donations in memory of Diane may be made to Saint Vincent de Paul at St. Thomas Aquinas Church 103 Center Street, Bridgewater, MA 02324.