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Diane Elizabeth Tolley 63, passed away Friday, February 17, 2012 at Dorchester General Hospital.
Born in Cambridge, MD on January 16, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Thomas L. and Emily Flowers Powley.
On July 24, 1969 in Hooper’s Island, Diane was united in marriage to Daniel L. Tolley.
Before retirement, Diane worked as a crab picker and was employed in many of the local crab picking houses. She enjoyed gardening, spending time with her grandchildren, and together with her husband she loved fishing in the waters of southern Dorchester.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Amber Tolley McGinnis and husband Sean of Cambridge; two brothers, Thomas Lawrence Powley (Bubby) and wife Linda of Golden Hill; Larry Ritchie Powley (Boo) and wife Nancy of Hooper’s Island and a sister Bonnie Gay Willey and husband Mike of Taylor’s Island; a granddaughter, Quinn McGinnis and a grandson, Daniel McGinnis; and many special nieces and nephews.
Services will be private and held at a later date. Memorial contributions in memory of Diane may be sent to the Shore Regional Cancer Center, 509 Idlewild Ave., Easton, MD , 21601
Arrangements are entrusted to Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A. Cambridge, MD.
To send online condolences, please visit www.newcombcollins.com
Born: January 16, 1949
Death: February 17, 2012
Posted by: Richard P. Bader I was shocked to hear of the passing of Diane last week from Dad, who directed me to the memorial web site. You and Diane have always been such good friends to our family that I can say your loss is felt very deeply with us as well. It was only the first part of December that myself and Dad had stopped down and Diane was gracious enough to make us some of her home-made chicken soup for lunch. I knew she had battled with some health issues, but wasn't aware of the seriousness. Her loss is felt deeply, but her kind ways will be remembered in all our hearts. Please know that you, your daughter and family members are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Richard & Denise Bader, Richard & Gloria Bader, Tom & Ann Bader, "Aunt Lil"... .. 02/26/2012 Posted by: Billy and Norma Lee Robinson So sorry for your loss. Diane will be sadly missed by many. Keeping you in our prayers. 02/23/2012 Posted by: Joe and Cassie Hibble Our deepest sympathies to your entire family. 02/23/2012 Posted by: Priscilla and Wayne Rogers It is very sad to have lost a wonderful family member. We will forever remember all of our time spent with Aunt Di. 02/22/2012 Posted by: kathy willey sorry for your loss. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. 02/22/2012 Posted by: kathy willey 02/22/2012 Posted by: melanie kral Amber, Thinking of you and your family in this difficult time. I am glad I got the chance to meet your mother and your family. 02/22/2012 Posted by: Levin & Effie M. Elzey When my way grows drear, Precious Lord linger near. When my life is almost gone. Hear my cry, hear my call, Hold my hand lest I fall Take my hand pecious Lord, Lead me home. May God bless you and give you the strength to go on. 02/21/2012 Posted by: Cecila Wingate So sorry for your loss..My prayers and thoughts go out to you all... 02/21/2012 Posted by: Bonnie & Nelson Marshall Thinking of you today and everyday during this difficult time. Sending our deepest sympathy and love. 02/21/2012 Posted by: Ann Moore Dear Amber and Sean, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this hard time. 02/21/2012 Posted by: Nancy & Mark Meekins Danny & family we are so sorry to hear about Diane. We sure will miss seeing her on Fishing Bay this summer. Danny I know that you will miss her too she sure was your shadow........hold on to your memories of her. Love Mark & Nancy 02/20/2012 Posted by: Mary McAuliffe Dear Amber I know that God feels our sorrows and that He hears our prayers. May you find comfort in each new day ! Sending much love to you- Mrs. Mary McAuliffe 02/20/2012 Posted by: Pep Up Pocomoke Office May God wrap his arms around you and your family as you mourn your loss. Although we have never met we are still sending prayers your way. Sent with love 02/20/2012 Posted by: Bubby and Ovetta Creighton we remember Diane and Danny as they were out neighbors when we lived on Linden ave. they were great neighbors and good friends 02/20/2012 Posted by: Peggy Aaron So sorry for your loss. She was special. 02/20/2012 Posted by: A Seaton To The Trolly: I wish to extend my condolence: To Lose a loved one in death can be one of the worse emotional experience we have to face. But the Bible truths lessen the sorrow and grief. For it tells us why we are dying and the hope for the death. Romans 5 12 . Tells us why man is dying. John 5 28, 29 gives hope for the dead. Finally Isa 25 8,9 tells of a time when death will be swallowed up . I encourage you to read the Bible, Always go to God in prayer. Again I send my condolences 02/20/2012 Posted by: Cheryl Bramble Amber, Danny and family, My heart goes out to all of you at this time. It is difficult to lose a loved one, but at the same time, hopefully you come to realize that Diane is at peace- no more suffering and no more pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you. 02/19/2012 Posted by: Steve Lewis and Janie Elliott We are very sorry to hear of her passing. She was a beautiful woman who loved life. We never know when we have reached our circle of life and he calls us home, but you can rest now knowing that she is one of GODS angels and is at peace. GOD BLESS the whole family. Our prayers are with you during this time of loss. 02/19/2012 Posted by: Beverly Jones Love and prayers to all, rest in piece Diane. No more sickness and worries. You,ll be in a better place now. 02/19/2012 Posted by: Amanda McGlaughlin Henry Danny and Family,So sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for you and your family. Fondly,Amanda McGlaughlin Henry & Family 02/18/2012 Posted by: Susie & Bo WE ARE SO SORRY AND LOVE YOU ALL!!! IF YOU NEED ANYTHING CALL!! HUGS AND KISSES!!! 02/18/2012 Posted by: Ginny Murphy So sorry for your loss, she will be missed. She was a very nice lady. 02/18/2012 Posted by: Barbara Phillips The Tolley family is in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Diane will be sady missed. 02/18/2012 Posted by: Chris Windsor Diane will be so missed, I cherish the many laughs she has given me. Diane was on the most lovable persons I have ever known. Got your angel wings now. RIP you will be so missed by so many. 02/18/2012 Posted by: Lessie Coulbourne Deepest Sympathy to the Tolley FAmily, Diane will be sadly missed.... 02/18/2012 Posted by: Rebecca &Eddie Shockley Danny so sorry of your lost our prayers are with you and the family. It there is something we can do please let us know. God Bless... 02/17/2012 Posted by: Roberta Mills Boyle Danny and family, I am so sorry to hear about Diane. When we were in the 8th grade she was my best friend and we had such good times together, since I have lived in Italy and Virginia and been away from home, its so hard to keep up with friends. I will always remember her and call her friend. God Bless you! 02/17/2012 Posted by: vincent and lori gordon I have so many memories of the happy times we shared.I will keep these dear memories in my heart. 02/17/2012 Posted by: Tammy Wielgosz Your in our thoughts and prayers, It was a joy to have known such a wonderful person. I will miss her and her stories. Love Pat and Tammy 02/17/2012 Posted by: Linda & Jackie Phillips Rest in peace dear friend. 02/17/2012
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