Diane A. Loder
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Diane A. Loder, 75, of Marlborough and formerly of Oceanside, CA died Monday June 15, 2020 after a period of declining health. She was the wife of the late James G. Loder who died in 1973. She was born in Marlborough the daughter of the late Roger L. and Annette M. (Bouvier) McDevitt and was a 1963 graduate of St. Annes Academy. She was an administrative assistant to the Chief of Police for the City of Oceanside, Ca, serving under several police chiefs. She was a volunteer for many years for the TIP (trauma intervention program) going out to comfort, console, and counsel people after a tragic experience in their lives. Diane loved going to the movies, the beach, travelling, attending concerts, country music and watching TV. She was spunky, strong willed, resilient, loving, opinionated, frugal and brave. She leaves three daughters, Connie V. Loder of Oceanside, CA, Courtney V. Jackman of Austin, TX and Leticia K. Loder of Oceanside, CA; three brothers, Roger L. McDevitt, Jr. of Northboro, James J. McDevitt of Boston and Richard T. McDevitt of Marlborough; three sisters, Sheila C. Girouard of Hudson, Vanessa M. McDevitt of Pepperell and Cynthia L. Dion of Marlborough; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; many nephews and nieces. She was also the mother of Erin Elaine Loder, who died in 1977. Calling hours will be held Thursday June 18 from 10-12 at the Collins Funeral Home, 378 Lincoln Street, Marlborough. Everyone is encouraged to wear blue, Dianes favorite color! Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(wwwStjude.org). All are invited to please sign Dianes online guestbook at www.CollinsFuneral.com).

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Published in The Marlborough Enterprise from Jun. 17 to Jun. 30, 2020.
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June 20, 2020
We met Diane when we worked together at Digital and became friends. She was with us during our courtship and stood up with us at our wedding. We were with her when she lost Erin and when she welcomed Courtney and Leticia into her family. We missed her when her adventures took her to California. We send our heartfelt sympathies to Connie, Courtney and Leticia, and to her entire McDevitt family.
Ellie and Eugene Earlie
June 20, 2020
Sincere sympathy extended to your family in your sister's loss.

Anne McPartlen
June 19, 2020
I had the privilege of getting to know Diane while I was working as an activities assistant. What a wonderful lady indeed. She always had a smile on her face and loved the concerts. She lit up if you mentioned Tom Selleck, Blue Bloods, or when her family came to visit. My deepest sympathies and prayers to you all on the passing of this amazing woman.
June 19, 2020
I am Dianes daughter, Connies high school friend. Diane was always kind to me; and would sometimes let me drive her car on Friday nights, so Connie and I could go out. Rest In Peace. May the Holy Spirit comfort your family and friends during this difficult time.
Kimberly Carpenter
June 19, 2020
So sorry for your loss of Diane. She was a beautiful soul and now heaven has a special angel to watch over all of you.
debbie mccormack
June 18, 2020
Sheila, Roger, our sincerest condolences to you and your families.
Rich Adams
June 18, 2020
You all like to enjoy your entire families on your cruises. My condolences to the entire family.
Sharon Fleming
June 17, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. Prayers to you and your family.
Jeannine Cadaret
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