Danica Rose Perry passed away peacefully, after a long illness, on August 7, 2022 at John Dempsey (UCONN) Hospital surrounded by family and friends. She was born in Denver Colorado on February 14, 1975 to Don and Mary Perry. Danica graduated E.O. Smith High School in Storrs CT and then graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She worked for many years as a photographer, specializing in wedding photography, and also taught and worked at UMASS as an event photographer. She also taught for the Hallmark School of Photography.
Danica was very beautiful and had an abundance of grace. All who had the good fortune to know her learned so much from her about how to live. She had a deep reverence for children and elders, animals, beauty and love, but irreverence for anything else. The Great Pumpkin Massacre of 2018 comes to mind.
She had an enormous capacity to find wonder and awe in small things, strange things, and saw beauty everywhere. Her passion for life and generosity were fully expressed when she was sharing with the people she loved.
She loved to travel and made and kept friends throughout her life from all over the world. She loved her friends deeply, and they loved her madly in return. She found joy in being on the water, beginning as first a camper and then as a counselor at Fuller sailing camp, and continuing on the Northampton Community crew team for 27 years, even when it turned her hair blue.
She was an artist and had an outrageous sense of style and a hilarious sense of humor, all of which she carried with her to her last day.
She is survived by her brother Wolf and sister-in-law Jocelyn, their daughter June, a multitude of cousins, aunts and uncles and close friends, and her dog Buddy, otherwise known as her Angel. We loved her and will miss her dearly. There will be a memorial gathering on September 17, 2022, at 103 Union St in Vernon in the backyard. As we all know how much she enjoyed food, friends and family are welcome to bring any food that reminds them of her, wear bright colors, and are welcome to speak, sing, play an instrument, or tell a few jokes in her honor.
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