Diane G. Fowler, of Stamford passed away on May 13 after a two year battle with cancer. She died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on December 2, 1949 in Greenwich and was the daughter of the late Stephen and Shirley Mecsery. Diane married her beloved husband, Lawrence Fowler, on February 28, 1975 in Cos Cob.
Diane was a resident of Cos Cob all her life until moving to Stamford in 2007. She graduated from Greenwich High School in 1968 and went on to attend The Silvermine Art School from 1968-1969.
After working as a corporate secretary, she started working at the family business, Cos Cob TV and Video in 1981 until leaving to become a medical department secretary at Greenwich Hospital in 1992. She remained at Greenwich Hospital until her passing.
Diane was known to all around her as a kind and generous soul who was always eager to help anyone who needed it. This reflected in her professional and personal life. She adored her husband and her only child, Stacey.
Her grandchildren, who lovingly called her “Nana”, were the light of her life and she treasured all of the moments she got to spend with them. She truly was the epitome of the perfect daughter, wife, mother, mother-in law, grandmother, sister and friend. She was a genuine, trustworthy person and everyone who met her was drawn to her infectious love of life. She was a lover of art and was a gifted painter.
She also was an avid gardener who loved spending days in the garden with her husband and daughter. Her favorite place to spend her free time was at Tod’s Point with family and friends.
Mrs. Fowler is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Lawrence J. Fowler, her daughter, Stacey Collins and her husband, Robert Collins, Jr. of Riverside.
She was the loving grandmother to Ashley and Nathan Collins. She is also survived by her sister, Sandra Kamen and her husband, John Kamen, of Tampa, Florida as well as a half-brother, Sean Mecsery and his wife, Cassie Colletti of Stamford. She was the step-daughter of Dorothy Mecsery of Old Greenwich, and the aunt to Chelsey Kamen, Andrew Kamen, Alexander Kamen and Abigal Mecsery. She is also survived by a large extended family and many friends who were all very important to her.
Calling hours will be on Sunday, May 17 3:00-7:00pm at the Leo P. Gallagher Funeral Home, 31 Arch St., Greenwich.
The funeral service will be held on Monday, May 18 at 10:00am at Diamond Hill United Methodist Church, 521 East Putnam Ave in Cos Cob.
Donations in her memory can be made to The Bendhiem Cancer Center of Greenwich Hospital, 77 Lafayette Place in Greenwich.