Diane Elizabeth Saunders

Diane Elizabeth Saunders, 66, of Fairhaven, formerly of Mattapoisett, died Tuesday January 29, 2013 suddenly at Charlton Memorial Hospital.

Born in Boston and raised in Walpole, the daughter of Elizabeth (Redington) Saunders of Fairhaven and the late John Saunders, she moved to Mattapoisett in 2005 and then to Fairhaven two years ago.

Diane was employed at the Millicent Library in Fairhaven. She had previously worked as an administrator in the financial services industry.

She was the first woman President of the Boston Jaycees. She enjoyed reading, quilting, sewing, craft making, and doing crossword puzzles with her fellow residents at Oxford Terrace.

Survivors include her mother; two brothers, Robert J. Saunders and his wife Kathleen of Mattapoisett, and John I. Saunders and his wife Mary Beth of Merrimack, NH; two sisters, Jacquelyn Saunders Savignano and her companion Paul Follett of North Attleboro, and Judy Saunders and her husband Peter Cameron of Newton; and several nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 AM in St. Anthony’s Church, Mattapoisett. Burial will follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Friday from 3-8 PM at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the St. Vincent dePaul Society of St. Anthony’s Parish, P.O. Box 501, Mattapoisett, MA 02739. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

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