'Nothing Left Unsaid'
Diane Lipari had a sustaining relationship with joy: she ate it for breakfast and served it to others for lunch. Her knack for drawing out the best in even the most difficult people allowed her to say something good about everyone. Her friends teased that when she woke in the morning, birds chirped around her. When Ed Tighe, her husband, asked what kind of golf clubs she wanted for her 42nd birthday this summer, she replied merrily, "They just have to be pretty."
The small gesture was unknown: when her niece had a school dance, Ms. Lipari, a commodities trader for Carr Futures, bought a half-dozen pairs of shoes for the teenager to select from. Mr. Tighe said the couple, married only since 1999, felt grateful to have found each other. "We traveled a lot for business and the last thing we always said to each other was, 'Nothing left unsaid.' "
Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on October 2, 2001.