Diane E. Bates, 60, of Warwick died peacefully at home on January 1, 2014.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late John H. Bates and Evelyn M. (Mazzoncini) Bates. Diane served as an Intern and then a Packer at Liz Claiborne Distribution Center of Lincoln for many years. She attended the J. Arthur Trudeau Center.
She is survived by several cousins and her devoted caregivers; Craig S. and Kimberly A. Parlato of Warwick. She was the big sister to Domenic and Kelsey. She also leaves her beloved dog and companion, Picasso Giovanni.
Her funeral was held Monday, January 6, 2014 from The Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Avenue, Route 5, Warwick (Exit 12A off I-95) with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Catherine of Siena Church, 3250 Post Road, Warwick. Entombment followed in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Relatives and friends were invited and called at the funeral home on Monday.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory to the Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter, 101 Arthur Devine Blvd Warwick, RI 02886 or to Jeff’s Pack, 5 Claremont Ave. Providence, RI 02908 will be appreciated.