Diane N. (Nolan) Gokey, of Enfield, entered peacefully into eternal life at the age of 72 on Sunday, March 10, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center with her loving family at her side. She was the beloved wife of 47 years to the late Frederick F. Gokey.
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Diane was born on May 16, 1940, in Hartford, the daughter of the late John E. and Sadie (Murack) Nolan, and resided in Enfield for many years. Prior to retiring in 1992, Diane was employed at Stop & Shop Supermarket in Enfield. She was a member of Holy Family Church, Enfield. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family, especially the grandchildren.
Diane is survived by her three loving children, Kim M. Bower, and her husband, Michael, of Enfield, Michael J. Gokey, and his wife, Holly, of Feeding Hills, Mass., and Kelly A. Twiss, and her husband, Kevin, of Enfield; her six grandchildren, Melissa Edwards, and her husband, Joshua, Katrina Bower, Lindley Bower, Kerry Bower and fiancé, Ben Veilleux, Kyle Twiss, and Daniel Augur; two great-grandchildren, Paige and Brynn Edwards. She was a special aunt to Kathy Roman and her husband, Joe, and Tom Nolan and John Nolan and his wife, Diane.
Funeral services for Diane will be held on Friday, March 15, 2013, with the funeral procession forming at 9 a.m. from Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels to Holy Family Church, 23 Simon Road, Enfield, for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in St. Patrick's King Street Cemetery, Enfield.
Her family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, March 14, 2013, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels.
Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the St. Francis Cancer Center, 95 Woodland St., Hartford, CT 06015-9720.
For online condolences and/or directions visit
Browne Funeral Chapels
43 Shaker Road
Enfield, CT 06082
Published in Journal Inquirer from Mar. 13 to Mar. 17, 2013