A photo of Diana Lynn Charles

Diana Lynn Charles

April 5, 1952 - October 5, 2022

Diana Lynn Charles, age 70, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Wednesday October 5, 2022, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on April 5, 1952, she was a daughter of the late John and Anne (Macey) Goodley. Diana was a 1970 graduate of De La Warr High School. She retired in 2018 from the Colonial School District as an administrative assistant after 28 years of dedicated service.

Diana loved shopping at yard sales and drinking black silk coffee. On Wednesday night you would always find her at Portofino’s restaurant having dinner with her sister, Deborah. She always enjoyed working in her yard. Diana adored her nephew Nikolas Hunter and always looked forward to spending time with him. Most of all she treasured cooking and watching football on Sundays with her son, Rob.

Diana is survived by her loving son, Robert A. Charles, Jr.; sisters, Joanne Murphy (Butch), and Deborah A. Goodley; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family wishes to extend their appreciation to the doctors, nurses, and staff at Christiana Hospital for the exceptional care that was given to Diana during her stay.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Diana’s memory to Sunday Breakfast Mission, P.O. Box 352, Wilmington, DE 19899 or by clicking here.

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  • My heartfelt sympathy to Diane’s family, friends, and all those who loved her🥀

  • Our deepest sympathy to Diana’s family. May your most treasured memories help to bring a smile to your hearts.
    Bob and Dee Holden
    Classmates 1970

  • Condolences to the family and sending big hugs. Diana was a customer and friend. I could always count on a cup of coffee! As I was new to Delaware, she taught me many good places to go and try including Portofino’s. The world has lost a kind soul.

  • Sending prayers of peace and comfort to Diana’s family.

  • I remember the many holidays we all shared as kids especially at grand mom Macey’s house.
    One of my fondest memories was playing baseball against De La Warre High at De La Warre. The catcher was her boyfriend at the time and future husband named Bob Charles. When I came up to bat I could her Diana cheering me on. It obviously wasn’t as loud as when Bob came up to bat.
    In later years Diana attended a Mitch Ryder concert. The news journal posted a picture of Diana with that performer. She was the talk of the family. I held on to the picture and meant show it to Diana. Now my task is to find it, frame it and give it to the family. Miss Ya Diana.

  • So very sorry for your loss. Gone but not forgotten spread those wings n fly high Diana rip

  • I am saddened to hear about your loss. Diana was loved and the spirit of her goodness was so large, that many, many of us will carry her forward, ALWAYS.
    On behalf of the entire Walsh and Alesi family, Lorrie and I express our most sincere condolences. May this beautiful soul rest in peace.