Diana Lee Temple, 75, of Plainville, passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at home after a short illness surrounded by her family. Diana was born on Feb. 16, 1947 in New Britain. She was the daughter of the late Herbert and Elizabeth (Holcomb) Carlson. Diana was a graduate of Plainville High School. Diana married William Lee Temple Sr. on June 26, 1965. They were happily married for 57 years. Diana was a lifelong resident of Plainville, where she worked at Appell Drug Store for more than 30 years.
In addition to her husband, William, she is survived by her sons William L. Temple Jr. of Plainville; Robert J. Temple of Bristol; her daughter Shirley E. Welch of New Britain; her grandchildren Ashley, Matthew, and Marc Waddell; Bobbi (Temple) Achim and Jordan Temple; and Gina Temple; and her great-granddaughter Ella E. Davis. Diana is also survived by a sister Patricia Burgess of Plainville, and a brother Richard Carlson of Vermont. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews.
Her hobbies included watching Uconn Women Huskies games, playing basketball, and most of all, spending time with her family- especially Ella. She loved working for Appell/ Riteaid where she developed pictures in the photo lab. She also loved Misquamicut Beach. Diana truly will be missed by her family and friends.
Services will be held at Luddy and Peterson's Funeral Home, 205 South Main St. New Britain, CT on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Kidney Foundation.