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Laura Jean (Folino) Weiss

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“I was saddened to hear that Fr. Frank's beloved Laura had passed away. I I I know, however, that the family must take great comfort in the assurance...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Jolly Franklin - Ruston, LA

“I can't possibly express in words my sadness at Laura's passing. My heart & my prayers go out to her family. My memories of her could fill a book...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Pam Vaughan Fairchild - friend

“I remember Aunt Laura by her coming to Ryne, Blair, and my birthday parties. She was very funny because she used to put onions on my dad's pillow....Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Maxwell Folino - Nephew

“I want to send my sympathies to Laura' family and friends. I knew Laura many years ago and remeber her as a fun and loving person. I know that she is...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Donna Johnson - Benton, KY

“Our Thoughts and prayers are with Laura's family, especially her children. Laura was a kind, loving person and will be missed by all who knew her. ”
5 of 18 | Posted by: Patty Meyer Hayden - Katy's aunt

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Laura's family, friends, and especially her children, Katy, Gary, and Elle Lynn. Laura was a sweet, funny and very...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Genny and Jeff Koehler

“My thoughts are with Laura's family as I remember her generous heart and her funny and loving spirit. ”
7 of 18 | Posted by: Carol Teshima - Michigan City, IN

“You are in our thoughts and prayers. Pat and Paula (Stella)Williams ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: Paula Williams - IN

“I was very sorry to hear the news of Laura's passing. I graduated with Mike and attended "several" famous Folino parties and knew Russ from Scotty's...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Sue (Kelley) Spencer - Wichita, KS

“Dearest Folino family, We were saddened and joyous to hear of Laura's passing. We know she's joining her parents in heaven after her suffering on...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Marg Putzke - Vero Beach, FL

“Even thugh we didn't still in touch recently, I will always remember how Laura loved life and how she has impacted mine. I feel terrible sadness for...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Sue Miller - friend

“Tons of great memories... Laura was a very generous, loving, big hearted person. I'm sure she passed these traits along to her children who have...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Dina Gasaway - LaPorte, IN

“-THANK YOU TO EVERYBODY- Laura is in a better place now. She had a lot of help along the way, especially from Jim Wiedenman who helped her get...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Michael - Brother

“I'm so deeply saddened by Laura's passing. Having known Laura, I know how deeply she loved all of you. She will be truly missed and will remain...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Kathy LaTourette - Friend

“Sending my deepest sympathies to the entire Weiss Family. Laura had a great sense of humor and will be missed. Katy, Gary and Elle Lynn, your mom...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Karen Fink - New York, NY

“On behalf of the Southern Care hospice staff, we extend our condolences to Laura's family. It was our privilege to care for Laura, even if for a...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Beth Kryder, msw - Mishawaka, IN

“just wanted to say that i love you and miss you already ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: Sarah Folino - niece

“The last time I saw Laura was about 2 yrs ago. and we had a great time rehashing old memories, and sharing our present life, just catching up. I...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Danielle Greene - Michigan City, IN


Laura J. Weiss (Folino), 51, formerly of New Buffalo, passed away in South Bend, IN on Wednesday, January 13, 2010. Arrangements have been entrusted with Sommerfeld Chapel of New Buffalo, MI.

Laura was born October 13, 1958 in Chicago, IL to Frank and Joan (Petraitis) Folino. She was a graduate of New Buffalo High School in 1976. Laura was a devoted mother; she loved music, animals, was an avid reader, and had a quirky sense of humor. Laura will be missed by her family and many friends.

Laura is survived by her children Kathryn Folino Meyer of Indianapolis, Gary Weiss, II of Michigan City, and Elle Lynn Weiss of Michigan City; step-mother Lynn Folino of New Buffalo; brothers Father Frank Folino, OFM of Ruston, LA, Russell Folino of Michigan City, Michael (Janice) Folino of New Buffalo, Joseph (Marcie) Perry of Duncan, OK, and Gary (Rachel) Folino of Three Oaks; many nephews and nieces; and her life long friend Jim Wiedenman of Buchanan. She is preceded in death by her parents-Frank and Joan Folino.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Sat., Jan. 16, 11:00am, at St. Mary of the Lake Church, New Buffalo, with Father James Morris officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery, New Buffalo. Visitation is on Friday, Jan. 15, from 3:00-8:00pm at the Sommerfeld Chapel of New Buffalo. A Rosary will be recited at 8:00pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Friends wishing to leave a message of condolence may do so online at www.sommerfeldchapel.com