Peter L'Abbé

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Peter Joseph L'Abbé, Jr.

Peter Joseph L'Abbé Jr., born 30th March 1980, died on the night of Monday, 8th July, 2013 following a motorcycle accident on his way home from his job as facilities technician at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Marin County, California.

Peter was born in Rhode Island and grew up there until he moved to San Francisco in 2005. He was preceded by his father, Peter Joseph L'Abbe Sr. and leaves behind his wife, Alessandra L'Abbé, his mother and step-father, Donna and Donald Irace, and many more loving family members and friends.

As a recent alumnus of California College of the Arts, in Furniture Design, Peter considered himself both a designer and a craftsman, who honored tradition while embracing technology. He particularly enjoyed working collaboratively with artists of all disciplines. Everyone he leaves behind will remember him for his generosity, humor and creativity.

The memorial will be held at 3 pm, Sunday, 14th July at Classic Cars West Gallery, 411 26th Street, Oakland. Relatives and friends are all welcome.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in the name of Peter Joseph L'Abbé, Jr. to the Headlands Center for the Arts, 944 Fort Barry, Sausalito, CA 94965 or

Published in San Francisco Chronicle on July 13, 2013