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Dorothy Diana Phillips Berrier

December 3, 1941 ~ October 11, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Dorothy Diana Phillips Berrier Obituary

Dorothy Diana Phillips Berrier passed away October 11, 2023 at the home of Mikel and Laetitia Berrier in Chestnut Ridge, N.Y.

 

Born Dorothy Diana Phillips in New York City on Dec. 3, 1941, she was the eldest daughter of Ralph E. Phillips and Dorothy Williams Phillips.

 

She spent her early years in Tokyo, Japan. In 1957 the family moved back to the USA and settled in Washington, D.C. She graduated from Western High School in 1959 then from Wellesley College in 1963 with a BA in French Literature. She met her future husband, Alain Berrier, a graduate of Harvard Business school during this time.


After college, she went back to Japan and taught at the Nishimachi School. She married Alain Berrier in the Philippines in 1966. The couple moved to Paris, France, in 1968.


Diana was an accomplished ceramic artist, creating pottery in the Japanese style. She founded and taught at Le Cheval à l’Envers, and in her pottery studio in St. Forget, France. She was very active in the Société Anthroposophique in Paris.

 

She is survived by her husband Alain, her sons Brice and Mikel, two grandchildren, Anis and Sève, her two sisters Leslie Mendelson and Deborah Chodoff, and their offspring.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Christian Community Church, https://www.christiancommunitysv.org/giving

Services were private and under the direction of the Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, Rhinebeck. 

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