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 Flowers
To Mike and family : please except our sincere condolences on the passing of your sister Laura.Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family.
I am so saddened to learn of Laura’s passing. I was just talking about her Thursday with some of my family. Please know that her family is in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. “God be with you, Laura”.
Dear Katie and family, I’m so sorry you lost Laura – for a time. You all showed her such love and took such good care of her during her illness that it should give you peace of mind, knowing you did the best you could for her.
Now, you can focus on the future when you will be re-united and will see her healthy and happy; a time when “no resident will say I’m sick.” Isaiah 33:24
Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
My deepest sadness & condolences extends to Laura’s boys & family. I will lift you up in prayer & remember the love Laura had for all of you. Laura was a very special spirit & no doubt Angels are rejoicing to have her on their team. We’ll miss you Laura – much love for you always.
Dear Katie and immediate family:
Laura will always be remembered by me for her loving, talented and great inspiring words. Please know that the care, time you spent together and well-being will never be in vain or forgotten. It’s important to remember that our time together with our family & dear friends need never be taken for granted and is very precious as the draws near. I will always love Laura and she will always keep her memory close to my heart. I will continue to keep you and family in my daily prayers.
With deepest sympathy and love,