Memorial to celebrate the life of Del Piccolo set for Friday
Silverthorne – A memorial service to celebrate the life of Silvana Del Piccolo will be held at the Silverthorne Pavilion on Friday at 11 a.m. The community is invited to attend to celebrate the life and impact of Del Piccolo. It is an opportunity for her friends and colleagues in Summit County to gather together as a community in honor of Del Piccolo and her family. Silvana Del Piccolo passed away on March 27, 2007, and is survived by husband and former Mayor of Silverthorne: Luciano Del Piccolo; sister Rosy (Marino) Mariani; brother Giorgio (Margaret) Pannella. She was laid to rest on March 31, 2007, at the Mount Olivet Cemetery.Silvana Pannella was born in Milan, Italy, in 1939. After earning her law degree at the University of Milan, she joined a local law firm specializing in intellectual property in the then-emerging European Common Market, now the European Union. Del Piccolo moved to New York in 1965 where she joined a law firm where she served as Italian legal counsel. In 1966, Silvana was married to Luciano Del Piccolo in New York City at the Church of St. Monica. Together they moved to Colorado in 1968. Silvana was naturalized as an American Citizen in 1970 and earned a second law degree from the University of Colorado. Del Piccolo served as Denver Assistant District Attorney from 1970 to 1972. After serving as Assistant DA, she represented the Gates Rubber Company in Denver as International Counsel from1972-1987. She also represented U.S. West as International Counsel from 1987-1990.In 1990, the Del Piccolos moved to Summit County to enjoy semi-retirement. She demonstrated her commitment to the community through multiple volunteer efforts including: serving on the Lower Blue Planning Commission and on the board the Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival. Throughout her life, Del Piccolo enjoyed skiing, swimming and tennis. Once in the mountains, Del Piccolo learned to play the piano, enjoyed time in her garden, and relished long hikes with her friends and dogs.Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served after the service. The Silverthorne Pavilion is located at 400 Blue River Parkway. For additional information, please contact Maggie Butler (970) 389 0081.
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