Laura D. Halliday, 51, our beloved and devoted mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend passed away May 11, 2012 after a very courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Bethesda, Md, the daughter of Ralph and Kathleen Abenante. She owned Clean Living, a Virginia Beach-based cleaning company. Laura was predeceased by her mother, her sister Sandra Drew, and her nephew Justin Gilbert. She is survived by her sons, Sean Michael Halliday and Ryan Tyler Halliday, her father Ralph Abenante (wife Trudy), sisters Kathleen Webb (John), Patricia Abenante, Karen Hockett (Greg), brothers John Abenante, Michael Abenante, granddaughter Rowann, many nieces and nephews.
Laura was a beautiful person with a smile to remember, full of love for her sons, her family, for life and always having a big heart for those in need. She enjoyed home schooling her sons for 4 years, participating in charitable functions, writing children’s books, poetry, fishing, jewelry making, dancing, sports and was an avid tennis player. She found special comfort from her love for God and from reading the Bible. She had so very many dear friends who were a great source of encouragement to her during her battle and she deeply appreciated each one of them.
A memorial service will be held on Monday at 2pm at Family Choice Funerals and Cremations, 5401 Indian River Rd., Va. Beach. Please leave the family a message or condolences via the on-line guestbook.
The family would like to express their appreciation for the care and assistance provided by Heartland Hospice.Send FlowersPlant a Tree