Laura Joanne Zeccardi, 28
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 6:36 AM
Laura Joanne Zeccardi, 28, of Minneapolis, died peacefully Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Fairview.
Laura Joanne Zeccardi, was born to parents, Alan V., and Linda J.
Zeccardi in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on Jan. 5, 1985. She moved to Chatfield in
1988, attended Chatfield Public Schools, and graduated from Chatfield High
School in 2003. She graduated from Macalester College in 2007 and New York
University in 2009. She worked at the Minnesota Historical Society as a
Program Specialist for the History Day Program.
A Remembrance and Honoring of Laura's life was held Sunday March 3, at
Chatfield Lutheran Church.
She loved her family, her friends, her education, her work, and she
loved exploring, teaching, and preserving moments in history. She was an
originator and a caretaker. She loved cultivating plants and raising animals
while absorbing, engaging, and capturing the seasons she treasured at her
homes. She loved to be in the kitchen. She loved to knit endless skeins of
yarn for her and others to sense the enthusiasm, kindness, and warmth of
something made with her mind, her hands, and her love. Her personality, her
thoughts, her ideas, and her beliefs were contagious and everyone who was
lucky enough to be a part of her life was forever influenced by her
compassion and willingness to listen and advocate.
Her voice, her knowledge, her smile, her sense of humor, her passion,
her creativity, her persistence, and her desire are a small handful of her
characteristics that will be missed. Knowing she was an honor and a
privilege that is unable to be expressed in words. She was, and will
continue to be, encompassed with love.
She is survived by her parents, of Chatfield; her brothers, Philip, of
Rochester, and Daniel, of Chatfield; paternal grandmother, Janet Friest, of
Nanuet, N.Y.; uncles and aunts, Donald and Victoria DePaolo, of Wallingford,
Conn., and Edward and Cecile Zeccardi, of Nanuet, N.Y.; and uncle, Americo
Zeccardi Jr., of New York City. Her soul mate, Andrew Marzoni, of
Minneapolis, survives also. Cousins, Lisa Tyler, Matthew DePaolo, and
Edward, Joseph, and Deborah Zeccardi also survive her.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Charles and Eleanor
DePaolo; her paternal grandfather, Americo Zeccardi; and uncle, Robert
Online condolences, can be left at www.rileyfuneralhomes.com.
Memorials are preferred to The Laura Zeccardi Memorial Fund at the
Minnesota Historical Society.
Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield assisted the family with arrangements.