Diane Lorraine Jones, 1959 to 2022

Fri, 06/03/2022 - 10:00am

Diane Lorraine Jones, 63, of Block Island passed away suddenly on Saturday, May 14, 2022.

She was born in Hackensack, N.J. on February 3, 1959 and spent her summers with grandparents on Prudence Island, R.I.

She is survived by her brother, Robert Jones, and sisters Carolyn Green and Nancy Stout, and several nieces and nephews.  

Diane was preceded in death by her mother, Janet Mahn and her father, Robert Jones.

Diane’s personality was such that all were mesmerized in her company. Quirky and loud, laughing and complimentary.

She had incredible recall for names, birth dates, island family connections and stories.

She was employed by many island families as a caretaker for those who were elderly or in need. Diane was a cheery companion throughout their lives. 

A real “people person,” Diane talked to everyone, but those of us who were her very lucky girlfriends were bestowed token “stripper” names by Di…..a few of which were Talula, Caliente, Legs, Ruby, Angelfire, the Catch, and the Dish (you all know who you are!). These names were always good for a laugh and made her friends feel special. She also managed to spot a “boyfriend” in every restaurant and sometimes two during a visit to the BIG! 

Diane was a genuine Block Island character. She brought so much of herself here that her too-early passing will be deeply felt by all who were blessed to know her.

Rest in peace our wild and wonderful Lady Di.