January 21, 1962 — August 6, 2013

Come Celebrate Laura’s Life!

Please join us on Sunday, September 22 — the autumnal equinox — for a special memorial event to celebrate Laura’s life.

We will gather at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center in downtown Frederick from 2–6 PM to share food, wine, and memories. The Delaplaine is located at 40 South Carroll Street. For directions and parking info, click here.

Tie-dye attire is strongly encouraged.

In lieu of flowers or other gifts, you can make a donation to Autism Speaks or the Scott Key Center.

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Laura Chaffiotte MemorialLaura Chaffiotte, a loved and respected member of the Frederick community, passed away on August 6, 2013, after a courageous fight with cancer.

Born and raised in northern New Jersey, Laura also lived in the Portland, Oregon, area for many years before settling in Frederick in 1994. She earned her doctor of chiropractic degree from the University of Western States and later established Tollhouse Chiropractic.

Laura brought her warm, generous spirit to every aspect of her life. In her practice, she was known as a compassionate and caring healer. She was passionate about cycling, running, and — most of all — caring for her autistic son Peter. She will be deeply missed by all those she touched.

Laura is survived by her sons Sam and Peter Chaffiotte, her parents Sam and Eleanor Riccio, her sisters Nancy Riccio and Nina Mullens, and many, many dear friends.