PROVIDENCE R.I. – Diane Goldman passed away July 23. She was the beloved wife of the late Claude Goldman. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, a daughter to the late Harry and Lillian Mandel.
Diane was a compassionate, kindhearted, and giving person, who spread joy and comfort wherever she went. Diane grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where she met her husband of 47 years, Claude, and received a bachelor's of science in biology from Stony Brook University.
Diane, Claude and their two children settled in Providence, where she lived for 45 years. After spending a number of years as a biochemist at Brown University, Diane received a nursing degree from the University of Rhode Island. As a visiting hospice nurse, Diane was able to put her passion for helping people into practice for over 25 years.
Diane found pleasure in traveling, telling stories, cooking and playing the violin with the Providence Adult String Ensemble and the Blackstone River Theatre. Diane immersed herself in the community, and was a devoted member of Temple Emanu-El. Most of all, Diane loved to volunteer her time helping people wherever there was an opportunity, large or small. Her volunteer work included organizations such as Camp Angel Wings and the Providence Village, and personal volunteer work, such as acting as a companion or helper to people in need, or being part of support groups. Diane never wavered in her generous and loving attitude toward those in need.
She is survived by her children, Andrew Goldman and his wife, Debora, and Rachel Goldman; her twin sister, Barbara Caspy; brother, Conrad Mandel; and sister, Janice Mandel.
Contributions may be made to HopeHealthHulitarHospice Center, Temple Emanu-El, Providence Village, RI Community Food Bank, Crossroads RI or Friends Way..