Laura Piccolomini Congdon - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Laura Piccolomini Congdon

Died February 27, 2023

With heavy hearts, we announce the loss of Laura Piccolomini Congdon, who passed unexpectedly on February 27th, 2023.

Laura was born in Penns Grove, NJ and called many places home over the years. Her love of animals moved her to volunteer with the Georgetown SPCA, focusing her time on fundraising and finding placements for homeless pets. Laura opened her home to many strays and rescued pets over the years. She was an avid gardener and found a place of peace amongst her plants and veggies as well as dipping her toes into the ocean at the beach.

Laura leaves behind a family whom she loved and was recently excited to welcome her first grandson into the world and take on the nickname “Gigi”. She was preceded in death by her stepmother, Barbara Piccolomini and maternal and paternal grandparents. Laura is survived by her husband, William Congdon; mother, Susan Lee (Jim); father, John Piccolomini; daughter, Alex Kotowski (Brandon); grandson, Logan Kotowski; siblings, John Piccolomini Jr. and Dawn Barry (John); step siblings, Michele Logan (Kenneth), Andy Zakorchemny (Deserie) and Chris Burrell (Brian); as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

A private service is planned and a public memorial service will be announced in the future.  For more information about the memorial service, please sign the guest book below with your contact information.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family asks for donations to the Brandywine Valley SPCA in honor of Laura by clicking here.

The family asks for your prayers during this time as they process the loss of their loved one.


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27 Condolences for Laura Piccolomini Congdon

  • My heartfelt condolences to Bill an Laura’s family at this time. Laura was a good friend and she always had so much love for her four legged friends. Rest in peace my friend! Love you Tracy

  • Praying for all of you during this difficult time. May God grant you peace and comfort. Laura will be missed beyond measure.

  • We are so sorry to hear about Laura. Her love ❤️ for animals was so beautiful. She was a kind person the little bit I got to know her. She was always very busy volunteering herself.
    A life gone to soon. RIP Laura. Bill our condolences to you and your family.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time! I have some very fond memories of Laura. May she rest in eternal peace!

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you Bill. May God’s grace be of comfort during this difficult time.

  • Our condolences for your loss she will be missed going to miss her coming out of her home and saying Hello when we seen her always ask how you are doing my prayers are with you

  • So very sorry for the loss of your loved one. Our hearts and prayers are with you. ❤️ Lorraine and Chris Perry

  • My poem for Laura

    The day after Laura passed
    I knew she’d be okay
    For I saw a little robin
    On top of my Chevrolet*

    I drew a little closer
    She didn’t fly away
    She was chirping and singing
    And I knew she’d be okay

    I’m sure this was a sign
    On that sad and dreary day
    She wanted to let us know
    That she would be okay.

    * (it’s a Ford but it rhymes)

    Laura was kind, compassionate and nonjudgmental. Her love for animals was so profound. Bill, you and Laura were the first ones to befriend us when we moved here. I still have the aloe plant you gave me as a welcoming gift. We will never forget you. Rest in peace.

  • I am so sorry for your loss Dawn. I know your heart is breaking. I pray the Lord surrounds you with love and comforts you. Prayers for the family and friends ❤️🙏

  • Laura was the sweetest lady her heart filled with so much joy and the love and care she had for animals. She is a hard worker and will be missed dearly. Prayers goes out to bill and the family.

  • Andy and I were SO sorry to hear.

  • Laura, you were always kind and welcoming to me as I joined your family. You always worked so hard to provide and get by, and I pray you can rest now and be at peace knowing your daughter and grandson will be okay. We will tell Logan countless stories of his Gigi, and I thank you for bringing Alex into this world for me.


  • Laura will be greatly missed, so sorry for the lost of laura. Forever in our hearts thoughts and prayers Meg

  • Know that you have our love, at this time of overwhelming sadness.

  • My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends who knew and loved Laura. Praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  • I will miss Laura and her kindness for others. Our thoughts are will Bill and the rest of her family during this difficult time.

  • I’m so sorry Alex I remember I met your mom at Grammy house , she was really nice to me , made me laugh !! Sending my love on this difficult time !

  • Oh I’ll never forget when I meant Laura she was the first person I met when I moved to Delaware she welcomed me in her home with open arms her mother too and we became good friends and as years went by we drifted apart as we both started families but I always considered Laura my close friend he’s a dear dear person with a beautiful heart I miss you Laura see you when I get to come

  • I held her in my arms when she was a baby, and now I will hold her in my heart. All my love and prayers go out to her family. Rest in piece, Laura, from Susie-Q.

  • I meant Rest in Peace. For those who don’t know, Laura always called me Susie-Q.

  • Paula and I were very sorry to hear about Laura’s passing. We both worked with her at Wawa. I’m sure she was thrilled to meet her first grandson, she had been excited about the wedding. Our deepest condolences to the family.

  • Rest in eternal peace Laura my good friend. The world has lost a loving, compassionate, and wonderful soul who took care of her kitties and dogs. She has probably cut a deal with the Good Lord to take care of all the animals in Heaven knowing her! Very saddening to learn of her untimely passing but she is now in a better place free of pain and suffering. We will all meet again someday in Heaven.

  • Laura was my caregiving partner for feral cat colonies. She was so dedicated to them, & always concerned for their welfare. RIP my friend, I sure hope you are reunited with Milo & your other furbabies! I offer my sincere sympathy to Bill & all of Laura’s family. I believe she is finally at rest & at peace…

  • Prayers and love always

  • To my dearest friend, Dawn and her family,
    So sorry for your loss, just know your family and your sister is in my thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in the great memories that you will share with others of her. Love you.

  • Although you may have left this earth, you’ll be with me every day. I may find comfort in knowing you will always be a part of every moment of my life because you will forever live in my heart. I miss you more than I can express. RIP Little One.

  • Saddened to learn of Laura’s passing, We will pray for her and her family.