Noriko Prince

Obituary of Noriko Yamamoto Prince

Noriko Yamamoto Prince of Pound Ridge, NY, a resident for 44 years, since 1978, died on October,16, 2022 in her home in Pound Ridge.


She was born on September 22, 1925 in T’sing Tao, China while her parents, Shozo Yamamoto and Masao Iwata of Tokyo, Japan were on vacation.


Noriko was an Artist and her work can be found in schools and institutions worldwide. She studied at Sophia University, in Tokyo, Japan; the Dominican College of San Rafael, in California; and received a BFA and MFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland in 1957. She studied with Richard Diebenkorn, Saburo Hasegawa, Nathan Oliviera, Leon Goldwin and Afro.


Noriko also taught Art and was loved by her students at the Long Ridge School in Stamford, CT; Manhattanville College; Sacred Heart School in Greenwich and the Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, CT.


Noriko’s personality was like her paintings; bold, colorful, clever, cosmopolitan, and abstract. She had a sense of humor, was kind and treated everyone she met honestly. She had a deep respect for Nature and animals and was unendingly caring and faithful to her human and animal family.


Noriko was the wife of the late Dr. Alfred Prince and she is survived by her daughter, Lisa Prince Fishler of Poughkeepsie NY, (husband George Fishler), her grandsons Justin Rosenschein of Poughkeepsie, Brian Rosenschein of Port Ewen, NY, her granddaughter Tia M. Fishler of Poughkeepsie, and her great grandson, Kenzo Rosenschein. She is also survived by her son Boku M. Prince of Pound Ridge, and granddaughter’s Penelope and Piper Prince, and grandson Hugo Prince also of Pound Ridge, NY. 


Memorial Contributions in her memory may be made to: The Trailside Museum - dedicated to promoting a better appreciation and understanding of the natural world and the relationship between people and the land at:

 OR HeARTs Speak. An organization that unites art and advocacy to increase the visibility of shelter animals. At : 

The family will hold a celebration of her life at a later date.


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