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Diane Saraiva

October 6, 2021


Diane Marie Saraiva, age 63, of Cumberland, RI, passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at her home, with her husband, Walter, by her side.

            She was born in New Bedford, MA in 1958 to Alice (Amaral) Saraiva and the late Lino Saraiva, being the youngest of three daughters.  She was raised in Fairhaven and resided there for many years before moving to Rhode Island.

            She was the beloved wife of Walter M. Goulden for 38 years.

            Diane was a 1977 graduate of Fairhaven High School, and she was also a graduate of Kinyon Campbell Business School.

            She was formerly employed at Blair House in New Bedford, MA as a CNA and at Waterview Villa in Greenville, RI as a med tech.

            Diane enjoyed going for walks, shopping, cooking, gardening and family get-togethers.  She loved her cat, Sport.

            In addition to her husband, Walter, and her mother, Alice Saraiva, she is survived by her sisters, Carol Saraiva-Lino and Linda Morais, her nieces, Erica Dallen, Lisa Morais and Erin Crabtree, her nephew, Thomas Crabtree, several great-nieces and nephews, her stepdaughter, Christine Goulden, her sisters-in-law, Elaine, Linda and Diane, and her brothers-in-law, Richard and Michael.

            Diane was cherished by her family and will be dearly missed.

            Funeral services are private under the direction of the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven. For memorial register please visit,







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