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Laura Blanche Pignataro
September 16, 1952 - September 07, 2017
3080 Lake Shore Boulevard West,
Toronto, ON
M8V 1K3
(416) 259 - 3705
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Laura Blanche Pignataro (née Smith) died at The Dorothy Ley Hospice on September 7, 2017 after a lengthy battle with lung cancer. She was 64. She spent her last days under the attentive care of hospice staff, surrounded by loving friends and family. At the moment of her death, she was holding hands with a dear childhood friend as they listened to their favourite music.

Laura was born on September 16, 1952 in Toronto. She graduated from Parkdale Collegiate Institute and had a long career with The Royal Bank of Canada. Laura loved working with textiles, making beautiful clothes and quilts over the years, and she cherished her vocational work with husband, Tony, in the Diaconate.

Laura is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Danielle Pignataro and Chris Crowe; her son, Michael Pignataro; her sisters, Lorraine, Joyce, and Linda. She is preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Pignataro; and her brother, Ray Lemon.

Visitation at Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd West, Etobicoke, Friday, September 15 from 6-9 pm.

Funeral Mass at St. Clement’s Parish, 409 Markland Drive, Etobicoke, Saturday, September 16 at 10:30 am. Burial to follow.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to The Dorothy Ley Hospice.