She leaves her husband of 20 years, Alan G. Perry; her children, Karen West and her husband Roger Jr. Worcester, Cheryl D’Ascanio and her husband David of Brookfield, William Pane and his wife Wanda of Lancaster, and Tracy Pane of Worcester; her step-children, Jessica Stowe of Rutland and Jeramie Perry of CT; her grandchildren, James, Josh, Jared, Cory, Angela, Morgan, Savannah, and Nicholas; her former husband, William Pane and his wife Sue; siblings, Patricia Benoit, William Devens, Robert Devens, Dorothy Harrison, Ailene Devens, Joe Devens, David Devens, and Marie Moorefield; and many nieces and nephews.
Born and raised in Worcester, she was the daughter of the late William and Florence (Berry) Devens, and lived there for most of her life. She graduated from Commerce High School.
She and Alan co-owned the former Centre Café in Northborough during the 1990s.
Diane loved painting and crafts. She also adored her cats, Charlie, Chance, Dresden and Misha. Most importantly, Diane was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who lived for her family!
A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, March 17, from 1 to 5 p.m., at The Worcester Lodge of Elks, 233 Mill St.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her name may be made to the Milford Humane Society, P.O. Box 171, Medway, MA 02053.
For an online guestbook, please visit www.haysfuneralhome.com. Hays Funeral Home of Northborough is assisting Diane's family with arrangements.