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SHAPIRO--Denise L. (Cohen) 58, of NYC and Millbrook, NY. The world shines less bright tonight due to her tragic and sudden passing on December 29, 2012, in Telluride, CO. Denise lived each day to the fullest. Her style, flair and joie de vivre was infectious; her creativity, intelligence, mentoring, loyalty and love seemed limitless. Denise's career spanned several industries including Fashion, Media/Entertainment, Technology and Consulting. Most recently she served as Lead Client Service Director, Deloitte LLP. Denise started her career in fashion working at Halston Couture and then served as Associate Director ABC Merchandising Inc.; Founder/Principal of Preferred Licenses LTD; Vice President/General Manager of ITT Corporation; Vice President, Potomac/Newslink; Viacom Inc. - Vice President/General Manager, Consumer Products, Nickelodeon; Corporate Development, Office of the General Council, Comedy Central; Senior Vice President, Worldwide Business Development, Hallmark Entertainment; Founder/Principal, eWORKS "Boutique" Investment Bank Partnership; Managing Director, Entertainment & Media, Director Client Services, US, PWC. Denise served on the Board of FindSVP/Guidelines, Women Corporate Directors (WCD) and the National Mentoring Partnership, impacting thousands of students. She graduated from Syracuse University (BA/BS) and New York University (MFA/MBA) with honors. Denise loved equestrian sports, tennis, gardening, creating and discovering epicurean delights, music of all genres and literature. But most of all Denise loved and was loved by her surviving husband Lawrence Mark, son Reed Lang, mother Sylvia Cohen of NYC (and pre-deceased Arthur, of Flemington, NJ), pre-deceased in-laws Robert and Barbara Shapiro, of Woodbury, NY, sister Ann (and Stephen) Sherman and sister-in-law Robin (pre-deceased Lawrence) Cohen, of Needham, MA, sisters-in-law Judith (and pre-deceased Phillip) Stacey, of South Hero, VT and Marjorie (and Mitchel) Nesenoff, of Dix Hills, NY, nieces, nephews, grand nephews, cousins and dear friends. A memorial service will be held on January 11, 2013, 11:30am, at Temple Emanuel, Fifth Avenue at 65th Street, NYC. In lieu of flowers, please send a contribution to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), or the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA).

Published in The New York Times on Jan. 6, 2013
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