Elice "Mimi" (Davis) Pieropan(1931 - 2013)

Elice "Mimi" (Davis) Pieropan, 82, of Ashfield, died Saturday, Sept. 14, at home.
She was born in Binghamton, N.Y., March 4, 1931, the daughter of Phillip W. and Elizabeth (Young) Davis. Elice graduated from Williams High School in Stockbridge, MA. She continued her education at the University of Massachusetts, where she graduated Cum Laude with a Master of Art degree.
She was married to her high school sweetheart, Albert L. Pieropan, on Sept. 1, 1951.
Mimi was a lifelong painter and teacher. Ashfield, surrounding towns and landscapes were the inspiration for many oils, watercolors and block prints. Painting trips to locations around the U.S. and Europe captured in plein air watercolors. Mimi enjoyed sharing these experiences with follow artists. Her work is in collection near and far. In addition to painting and exhibiting around the Northeast and winning numerous awards, Mimi taught in high school and adult education programs. She was a member of the Bridge of Flowers Artist Guild, the Deerfield Valley Art Association and the Rockport Art Association.
Mimi was a founding member of the Ashfield Fall Festival Committee and co-owner of 11 South Gallery in Bernardston, MA. A two-year sabbatical in the 1970's was an unforgettable and inspirational experience that nurtured her creative spirit.
She leaves her much loved church family at the Ashfield United Church of Christ. A member of many years, she served on many committees and was on the board of the Hilltown Churches Food Pantry.
Survivors, besides her husband, include four daughters, Patricia (Dennis) Dong of Auburn, CA, Pamela (Desi) Adorno of Deerfield, Polly Boelter of Maui, HI, and Nancy Pieropan of Lander, WY; her sister, Elizabeth "Libby" Gaston and husband Gilbert of Yarmouth, ME; and grandchildren: Davis, Polly Mei and Dexter Dong, Fianna Adorno Kyte and Marco Adorno and David Webber.
She was predeceased by her brother, John "Jay" Davis.
A memorial service, in celebration of Mimi's life, will take place Saturday, Oct. 5, at 1:30 p.m. at the United Church of Christ in Ashfield, MA. Burial will be in Plain Cemetery, Ashfield, at a later date.
It is suggested memorial gifts may be made to UCC, Main Street, Ashfield, MA 01330 or to a .
To send a message of condolence visit:
www.smithkelleherfuneralhome.com

Published in The Recorder on Sept. 17, 2013