- 41 years old
Laura Irene Ciapponi
Resident of Emeryville
January 18, 1975 – April 1, 2016
Laura was born in Walnut Creek, California and raised in Moraga. She graduated from Campolindo High School in 1993 and attended UC Davis for two years before transferring to California College of the Arts in Oakland where she earned a BFA specializing in photography. She subsequently traveled the world as a professional photographer and had many stock photographs accepted by Getty Images. She was also an accomplished painter.
As a therapeutic nutritional chef who studied at the Ballymaloe Cooking School in Ireland and a graduate of Bauman College Natural Chef program in Berkeley, California, she was passionate about healing her clients, family and friends with delicious organic nutrient dense foods. She was a supporter of the Weston A. Price Foundation and a member of the Emeryville Community Organic Garden.
Laura was also a yoga instructor, who continually explored new healing modalities including meditation, biofeedback, essential oils, herbal medicine, hair mineral analysis, and energetic therapies such as Body Talk and Reconnective Healing.
Laura is survived by her loving parents, Louis and Antoinette Ciapponi; siblings, David Ciapponi (Krista) and Lisa Stafford (Dave), nieces and nephews Mia, Gian and Cariana Ciapponi and Craig, Evan and Ryan Stafford, devoted fiancé Joe, and many extended family and friends.
Family and friends are invited to a Memorial on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 12:00, lunch to follow. Wildwood Acres Resort, 1055 Hunsaker Canyon Road, Lafayette.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Good Shepherd Grace Center, 1310 Bacon, San Francisco, CA 94131 or a charity of your choice.
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Laura Irene Ciapponi. We will remember her forever.
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