Violet Rose Tagliarini Piper ’50

Violet Rose Tagliarini Piper, longtime resident of Marlin, Texas, passed away on Friday, November 6, at age 92. She was born June 5, 1928, in New York, New York, to Dr. Tomas and Teresa (Klein) Tagliarini. Her family moved to Texas in the early 1950s.

Violet graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Connecticut, and earned a Master’s Degree from Texas Woman’s University. She worked as an Occupational Therapist at several Veterans Affairs Hospitals for over 30 years.

She was an active member of the Marlin Art League and an accomplished artist who loved sharing her talent by giving art lessons to children and adults. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church for over 60 years and was involved in the Parish Council of Catholic Women, Respect Life, and also served as an usher and volunteered in the Parish Office.

Violet was predeceased by her parents, her brother Jack Tagliarini, and her husband Ezra Piper. She is survived by two nieces, Denise Walker and Toma Tagliarini-Locati (Guido), stepchildren Gary Piper (Kathie), Sheila Gallatin (Thom), and Susie Corliss (Dana), 3 great nieces and 2 great nephews, and 9 grandchildren