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Laura L. Castellani

September 20, 1968 — May 11, 2023

Laura Castellani, age 54, passed away peacefully on May 11, 2023, at home in Bethlehem, PA., surrounded by her loved ones.

Born on September 20, 1968, Laura grew up in Palmerton, PA. She went on to become the most loving and generous mother, friend, and colleague. Laura gave her all to her 30+ year career working in insurance and her dedication to her work earned her the respect and admiration of her colleagues and clients alike. Her children adored her and will proudly carry on her legacy.

Laura's true passion in life, however, was her love of all things Disney. She had a second home at Animal Kingdom Lodge, and her collection of popcorn buckets and Disney decor was a testament to her love for the magical world of Disney. Laura was known for her infectious smile, bubbly personality, and her ability to make those around her feel special. She had a heart of gold and always went above and beyond to help those in need.

Laura is survived by her beautiful children, Angela Castellani-Fortier, and Michael A. Castellani, as well as, her best friend and life partner, Jeffrey Horninger. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Lauras fight against Glioblastoma was not easy but she faced it with more bravery and strength than anyone involved. The mantra “Her Fight is Our Fight” held true throughout her entire battle.

A celebration of life for Laura will be announced at a later date.

Rest in peace, Laura. Your infectious smile and loving spirit will never be forgotten.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to OR in memory of Laura.

Online condolences may be offered at

Funeral HomeConnell Funeral Home, Inc.
245 East Broad St.
Bethlehem PA - 18018

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