Diane Flower

Diane Flower

April 15th, 1951 September 1st, 2019

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Obituary for Diane M. Flower

Diane Marjorie Flower passed away on September 1, 2019. Diane worked as the first female letter carrier in the Bronx, NY where she proudly earned her nickname, “The Flower of Fordham Road.” Diane proudly worked for the United States Postal Service for 35 years, dedicating 25 years to the people of her Riverdale route. Dianeʼs dedication to her job and willingness to always go above and beyond to assist the people on her route, made her a beloved letter carrier.
Diane was an incredibly kind and generous person who never said no to anyone who needed help. She will be remembered by everyone who ever met her as someone who would always be there, not only for the good times but always in difficult times. She truly had a heart of gold and could lift anyone up with her sense of humor. Diane was a dog-lover and had many dogs in her lifetime including Teddy, Aggie and Barney, she leaves behind her loving puppy, Cooper, who was always by her side.
Diane loved to be outdoors, whether it was her annual skiing trips to Vermont, numerous camping trips in the mountains or her yearly trips to her favorite place in Provincetown, Cape Cod. She always felt at home visiting the places she loved. Diane was a great athlete who played softball until 2017. She was a dedicated teammate with a competitive spirit. Diane played softball for nearly 50 years as well as in a womenʼs volleyball league and as a member of a championship flag football team. Diane had a way of making her teammates better, always leading by example. She was an avid fan of the New York Yankees, Knicks, Liberty and Giants. Diane loved to read and was an American History buff who enjoyed collecting antique furniture.
Diane is preceded in death by her father, Raymond, her mother Henrietta, as well as her brothers Raymond and Donald and her sister Marilyn (Flower) Geraghty. She is survived by her life-partner, Evelyn del Cerro; her sister, June Cotter and husband Bob; her brother Robert Flower and wife Janet; her nieces, Christine (Cotter) Coddington and her husband William; Kimberly (Flower) Mazzarelli and her husband Louis; Donna (Cotter) Cumba and her husband Ray; Tara (Flower) White and her husband Ed; Jennifer Cotter and Caitlin Geraghty, and her nephew Timothy Geraghty and his wife Katie.
The family will receive friends at the WESTCHESTER FUNERAL HOME, INC. EASTCHESTER Friday, September 6, 2019, 4-8 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday September 7, 2019 at 9f30 AM at St. Barnabas Catholic Church 409 E. 241 Street, Bronx, NY. Followed by interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to St. Judeʼs Childrenʼs Hospital or the ASPCA in Dianeʼs memory.

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  • Visitation

    September 6th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Westchester Funeral Home, Inc.
    190 Main Street
    Eastchester, NY
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    September 6th, 2019
    4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    September 7th, 2019 | 9:30am
    St. Barnabas Church Bronx
    409 E 241st Street
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    September 7th, 2019
  • Interment

    Gate of Heaven Cemetery
    Stevens Avenue
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Cathy Kates Ritlaw

So very, very sorry. I knew Diane when we were young. She was always kind, fun-loving and had an indomitable spirit. My condolences to her family, friends and partner.
Comment | Posted at 05:02pm via Condolence

Denise Berger

Diane watched over my elderly parents who live next door. She was their guardian angel & now, still is. Daddy is so sad & will miss her. My family is enriched from having Diane & Evelyn in their lives. Our beloved neighbor & dear dear friend who we will miss immensely.
Comment | Posted at 09:32am via Condolence


May you Rest In Peace, fully restored to health and surrounded by loved ones. I will always remember all of the laughs and GREAT times at MSG watching the Liberty games. Ev now has a very special angel in Heaven watching over her. I know that you will keep her close to your heart. Please keep an eye on her. God bless you Di. You will be missed.
Xoxo - Marybeth
Comment | Posted at 09:56pm via Condolence

Jen Cotter

Aunt Di - you were one in a million. Always having fun, never worrying about the small stuff. You were funny and selfless and always had a quip that could make us laugh. I will
miss you. Your niece, Jenny.
Comment | Posted at 10:00pm via Condolence

Donna cotter Cumba

My beautiful Aunt Diane aka Di! I will forever remember you and your humor ! I will always have the memory of you “choosing” to sit at the “kids table” on thanksgiving ! You always said your just a Big Kid ! Many memories and laughs over the 52years ! I loved that you were my Aunt and you loved your family so much ! Thank you for being you and I will love and miss you FOREVER! ❤️❤️❤️😢😢😢 Tell everyone hello for me -until we meet again! Your niece “DON” !
Comment | Posted at 08:13pm via Condolence

Jen Cotter

She loved the kids table! Wouldn’t have it any other way!!
Posted at 10:02pm

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