Deceased October 31, 2022

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In Memory

Lisa Garson died in New York City on Oct. 31, 2022, after a four-year battle with lung cancer. For most of that time her treatment was successful, and she lived life fully; in her final months, spending quality time with family and closest friends, she lived with courage, selflessness and grace. 

Lisa was raised in Cleveland. She worked in New York the summer after our junior year, and there met Ray DiPrinzio; they became the love of each other’s lives, married and raised two wonderful sons, Harry and Charlie, on the Upper West Side, her home of 39 years. 

Lisa had a successful career in the operations management side of the fashion industry, working at Ann Taylor, Polo Ralph Lauren and Jones Apparel Group, among other places. For the past few years, she was busy as an independent consultant in this industry. 

Lisa and Ray bought a home near Shrewsbury, Vt., early in their marriage and spent much of their leisure time there. As a board member, Lisa was actively committed to the Vermont Farmers Food Center. They featured a memorial to Lisa on their website, writing, “Lisa loved to garden. She loved farmers markets and all things local food. Lisa and her family embody the definition of bringing people together around food; always sharing their exceptional culinary abilities and using foods sourced with deep reverence for the interconnectedness of our earth and one another.” 

Lisa had countless friends from every walk of life. She touched us all in her quiet and unassuming way. We will forever miss her sharp mind, her compassionate heart, her joyful hospitality, her dry sense of humor, and her characteristic smile and laugh. 

She is survived by Ray, Harry and Charlie; her mother, Louise; her sister, Jennifer; and her half-sister, Alex. 

Laura MacLennan ’84 and Diane Saltoun ’84