LifeTimeline

Silvia Pierini Dunn

    • JUN 28

      Born

    1969
    • Graduated from Liceo Scientifico Statale J.F.Kennedy

    1988
    • Started work at the Vatican Museums

    1990
    • Traveled to Denver, CO

    1993
    • Traveled to Mexico

    • AUG 13

      Got Married!

    1994
    • Moved to Philadelphia, PA

    • OCT 18

      First Child Born (Son)

    1996
    • SEP 21

      Second Child Born (Daughter)

    1999
    • Started Interpretation, Translation, and Private Language Instruction Business

    2001
    • Part-Time Italian Instructor at Camden County College

    2002
    • Became Classroom Scheduling Coordinator for the University of Pennsylvania

    2014
    • Became Coordinator for the Department of Religious Studies at UPenn

    • AUG 01

      Became an American Citizen

    2017
    • NOV 15

      Death

    2020
  • Born

    On June 28th, 1969 Silvia Pierini was born to Adriana and Franco Pierini. She was the youngest of three daughters.
  • Graduated from Liceo Scientifico Statale J.F.Kennedy

    Roma
    Italy
  • Started work at the Vatican Museums

    Vatican City
    Italy
  • 3

    Traveled to Denver, CO

    Denver, Colorado
    In 1993 Silvia traveled to Denver, Colorado with the Vatican Treasures Exhibit for the 1993 World Youth Day with Pope John Paul II. (This is where she met her future husband!)
    Dennis Lucero
    What a friend, what a SMILE ❤️
  • Traveled to Mexico

    Mexico City
    Mexico
    In 1994 Silvia traveled to Mexico City with the Vatican Treasures Exhibit.
  • 2

    Got Married!

    Roma
    Italy
    On August 13th Silvia married her husband Rick in Rome right behind the Colosseum.
  • Moved to Philadelphia, PA

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    In 1996, after getting married to Rick, the two of them moved across the country to Philadelphia, PA. Here is where they started a family!
  • First Child Born (Son)

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    On October 18th Silvia gave birth to her first child, a boy, named Elzo Franco.
  • Second Child Born (Daughter)

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    On September 21st Silvia gave birth to her second child, a daughter, Giulia Roma.
  • Started Interpretation, Translation, and Private Language Instruction Business

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    In 2001 she began as a freelance Interpreter/Translator as well as a Private Language Instructor/Tutor, a work that spanned over many of the following years.
  • Part-Time Italian Instructor at Camden County College

    Blackwood, New Jersey
    In 2002 Silvia became a Part-Time Italian Language Instructor at Camden County College in Blackwood, New Jersey.
  • Became Classroom Scheduling Coordinator for the University of Pennsylvania

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    In 2014 Silvia began working at the University of Pennsylvania in the Office of the University Registrar as the Classroom Scheduling Coordinator (She always did love puzzles!)
    Kathy
    Silvia’s amazing smile and willingness to help to solve any challenge, no matter how crazy or complex, brightened each and every day!♥️
    Kathy
    We welcomed Silvia to our team in the Registrar Office in February 2014. Her amazing smile and willingness to jump in to solve any challenge brightened each and every day!
  • Became Coordinator for the Department of Religious Studies at UPenn

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    In 2017 Silvia moved from the Office of University Registrar to become the Coordinator for the Religious Studies Department at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Became an American Citizen

    New Jersey
    On August 1st Silvia decided to obtain dual citizenship and become an official citizen of the United States!
  • Death

    Westmont, New Jersey
    On November 15th at 11:51 am, Silvia passed away peacefully after a year long battle with lung cancer. She was surrounded by her husband and children.