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Elizabeth Seward Fleeson obituary

Elizabeth Seward Fleeson
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Elizabeth Seward Fleeson died at her Provincetown home on Feb. 11, 2022, nine days before her 66th birthday.

Known to everyone as Libby, she moved from Milan, Italy to Provincetown in the early 2000s with her husband, the late Massimo Pagluighi. They immediately put away their chic Italian city clothes and enthusiastically joined the dressed-down, casual P-Town scene of jeans, sweats, and a favorite khaki army jacket.

A year-round resident, Libby found herself becoming an artist in Provincetown, working with mixed media for collages. She combed the beaches and crushed clamshell parking lots for flotsam and jetsam and vintage ceramic bits to assemble distinctive mosaics. She entered pieces at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, including a 2010 collage entitled “Monumental Centennial,” which featured an antique map of the Cape surrounded by snapping lobster claws. She sculpted a life-size portrait of her cat, Chessie, which was cast in golden bronze.

Elizabeth Seward Fleeson

At her Provincetown Commons studio, she gave classes in ceramic mosaics, and in her kitchen, she taught Italian cooking to rapt audiences. A savvy gourmet, she American and Italian, always served cooked on her collection of blue and white china.

Libby, a striking blond with an intuitive sense of glamor and style, showed her early fashion sense when growing up outside Minneapolis in Hopkin’s Sherwood Forest neighborhood. As a toddler she was known to all for insisting on wearing her crinoline petticoat at all times, even over a snowsuit or pajamas. The family moved to Connecticut when she was eight.

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