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Dianne Bridges, 71

LENOX, Mass. — Dianne Cooper Bridges, 71, of Tucker Street in Lenox, Mass., died peacefully in Great Barrington on December 24, 2017.

Dianne was born in Great Barrington, Mass., on November 27, 1946 to Mollie Brickman Cooper and Eli Cooper. She attended Housatonic Grammar School, Searles High School, and received a BFA from Syracuse University in 1968.

Dianne was a talented illustrator and graphic artist working primarily in Berkshire County. Musically inclined, she enjoyed playing the flute and classical piano. A lover of European culture, she traveled to France, enrolled in a French language school and lived near Paris as well as in Chamonix. Here at home she belonged to the French Club and visited France every year.

Dianne is survived by her sisters, Lucille Zanini of Wethersfield, Conn., and Jacqueline Cooper of Ashfield, Mass.; several cousins, including Holly Steinberg and family of Alford, Mass., Bob Cooper of Pittsfield, Mass., Lauren Brickman Bowen of Endwell, N.Y., and Allen Zenowitz of Cambridge, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews, including Chris Zanini Nilan and family and Jack Zanini and family of Roslindale, Mass.

Funeral notice: The funeral for Dianne Cooper Bridges will be held on Friday, December 29, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home, conducted by Rabbi Neil Hirsch.  Burial will follow at Ahavath Sholom Cemetery in Great Barrington.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Lenox Public Library through Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home, 426 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230.


Obituary Provided By: Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home

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