FIGONE, Laura Jean (Nicholas)
November 13, 2013 5:47 AM
Age 60, of Santa Barbara, California, passed away on Saturday November 9, 2 013 at her own home in the comfort of her family. Laura had fought a courageous battle against Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer since 2009. Her strong will to live, consistent determination, optimistic outlook and love for her family and friends is what carried her through the years of grueling cancer treatments. Laura has had a strong love for life since the day she was born on January 16, 1953 at Saint Frances Hospital in SB. Since Laura was a little girl the importance of long and lasting relationships has been a key factor in her life. Throughout her days at Santa Barbara High School, graduating class 71', she formed strong bonds that will extend forever. After meeting Eddie Figone, their strong, unbreakable love turned into a beautiful marriage that took place at the Santa Barbara Old Mission on August 16, 1975.
During the next 38 years she raised her wonderful family and found true joy in being a mother. Within her family she found out the lovely meaning of the consistent bond that takes place between a parent and a child and Laura certainly showed it off well. The love for her three adored children was incomparable, unconditional and inseparable.
There are very few words to explain the way Laura touched people in her day-to-day life. Happiness was brought effortlessly to Laura when she attended family adventures, BBQ'S, garage sales, and any friend or family party's.
Laura is survived by her Husband Eddie, Sons Michael and Stephen, Daughter Kristen and Granddaughter Maya Figone. She is also survived by brothers John Nicholas (Marilyn), and George Nicholas (Joan). Sister-in-law Arlene Figone. Laura is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and many loving friends. Laura is preceded in death by her parents George and Aurora Nicholas.
Viewing will be at Welch-Ryce-Haider on Friday, November 15, 2013 from 10am-8pm, iith Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 9:00am with internment following at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please donate to Hospice of Santa Barbara and The Santa Barbara Cancer Center.