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Diane Joy Flynn

February 12, 1947 ~ January 12, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Diane Flynn Obituary

Diane Joy Flynn, 76, of Warwick, passed away on Friday, January 12th.

Born in Providence, she was the daughter of John and Mary (Freitas) Docca.

Diane is survived by her two sons, Michael Murphy and Joseph Murphy, as well as her grandchildren, Joseph, Sarah and Timothy. She leaves behind, Robin Murphy, Joe’s wife. She was predeceased by her sister Joan Sutton and brother, Jonathan Docca. 

Diane was a foodie. She loved cooking various dishes but didn’t like vegetables. She had many kitchen items at her disposal and made sure she always gave another kitchen gadget as a Christmas gift to her son. She also had interest in crocheting and sewing. She made many quilts or crocheted blankets that she enjoyed making for the family over the years. Her best days were when she went on vacation with her grandchildren. 

Diane graduated from nursing school and earned her license of practical nursing (LPN) certification. Then went on to earn her associate degree in nursing and was certified as aregistered nurse (RN). During her 35 years of nursing, she was able to gain the respect of many nurses, doctors and patients. She was a hard worker who always took her job very seriously. She started out working in nursing homes on 3rd shift in the mid-70’s, as she went to school during the day. Then when she received her LPN degree, she continued to work 3rd shift while continuing her education during the day. She worked at Saint Joseph’s and Roger Williams as she began her RN career. Then moved on to Cranston General Hospital. She worked at CGH from the early 80’s up to the closing in 1993. During that time, she worked in the ER and on the floors as nursing supervisor.She was also president of the nursing union for several years. Diane then moved on to psych nursing of pediatric and adult patients. She thought she was getting to old for patient care, found that it could be very physical when she went to prescribe medications. During this part of her career, she worked at Our Lady of Fatima and St. Joseph’s. During her 35 years of nursing, she loved her work and the relationships she built. Until her last days, her closest friendships started back in the early 80’s at Cranston General Hospital. She touched many lives with her generous way. She will be missed. 

Funeral services are private at Jones-Walton-Sheridan funeral home. 


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