1980 – 2021
Putnam – Diana L. (Wood) Richard, 40, of Church Street, passed away following a battle with cancer on Monday, May 10, 2021 at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. She was the beloved wife of John E. Richard. Born in Ware, MA she was the daughter of Gary and Joanne (Verrier) Wood.
Diana was a Project Manager at MAPFRE Insurance Company in Webster, MA where she worked for 14 years. She had a fun loving, bubbly personality with a memorable laugh and a beautiful smile. She loved spending time with family and enjoying the company of her many friends, playing trivia, game nights, camping, visiting breweries, and anything that brought the people she loved together. Diana was very talented and loved creating amazing arts and crafts that were as whimsical and light-hearted as she was. Whether sitting with her toes in the sand soaking up the sun, or walking along Myrtle Beach watching the sunset, the beach was her happy place.
Diana is survived by her children, Tyler Fullerton of Putnam, Jack Richard and Elise Richard of Worcester, MA, and her brothers David Wood and his wife Amy of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Michael Wood and his wife, Jonencia of Three Rivers, MA. In addition to her immediate family, she also leaves behind a multitude of loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Diana’s family from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 16, 2021 in the Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church Street, Putnam. A gathering will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 17, 2021 in the funeral home followed by her Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Diana Richard to support cancer research and patient care at: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284, or via www.dana-farber.org/gift. In honor of Diana’s germaphobia, face masks are required to be worn to attend her services. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.