OBITUARY

Laurie GIOIA

March 18, 1947June 12, 2021

On Saturday, June 12, 2021, Laurie Grossman Gioia, loving wife, mother, grandmother and dear friend to many passed away at the age of 74. Laurie was born on March 18, 1947 in Manhattan. She was a singer, actress and all-around entertainer. She lived for her family and friends, loved to cook and entertain and wrapped everyone around her with her boundless love and laughter. She was a bright light in so many lives and will be incredibly missed. She is survived by her husband Robert, children William (Karen), Sascha and Gianna (David), and grandsons Julian and Fernando. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at Riverside Memorial Chapel at 180 West 76th Street at 11AM. Donations in her memory can be sent to Broadway Cares.

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, June 16, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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Hillary Sweig

June 15, 2021

Laurie was a one in a million woman. She never just entered a room; she swooped in. She was larger than life. Her love and generosity knew no bounds. When she was with you, she made you feel beyond special. I loved how she would greet me with her, “Hi babe.” Her terms of endearment were effusive but always felt genuine. She was a great friend: supportive, caring, loving. We were all so lucky to have had her in our lives. She will be missed beyond measure.

Nicole Chance

June 15, 2021

Laurie was a beautiful soul, inside and out. She was always full of life and such good energy. She will be greatly missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with her family.

Preston Wallace

June 15, 2021

So long dear friend. Laurie nurtured me, cared for me, fed me unbelievably well, gave me a place to sleep and rest, and cared for my family when we all worked together in London. She is my friend forever. Laurie, you accomplished the living of life to the fullest! Well done. You were an angel here among us, now you are an angel with wings, free!