Livia Malanaphy, H.W., M.

Long-time Prosperos student and teacher from Brooklyn, New York, and most recently from Hawaii, passed on yesterday. She would have been 94 on June 14. Livia was the matriarch of a large family of Malanaphys including children HughJohn, Maureen, Dorothy, Kevin, Brian and Liam and countless grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a beloved Prosperos teacher and the leading force in the Prosperos New York group throughout the ’70s and ’80s.

And personally, she was a fun, generous and loving figure in my life. One time in the ’70s or ’80s, Livia and I were walking together on the grounds of Old Trinity Church in Lower Manhattan and we entered a gated area and found ourselves locked in. We kind of laughed nervously, panicked briefly and Translated immediately.

We found our way out.

–Mike Zonta, BB editor

4 thoughts on “Livia Malanaphy, H.W., M.”

  1. Lucia was unforgettable, a vivid people person, full of enthusiasm. A beautiful person!

    Sorry to hear about her passing.

  2. Dearest Livia, sweet journey. Your legacy of love and caring has made the world a better place. You were a special friend supporting me through some rough times. Much love to you and yours.

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