Gia Allemand Funeral and Memorial Plans Announced
The world was shocked and saddened when 'The Bachelor' star Gia Allemand took her own life last week. Her family and friends were predictably the most devastated, and they paid touching tributes to Allemand and planned funeral services for the starlet who was taken too soon.
Allemand's coworkers at the Pure Barre Fitness Center in New Orleans paid tribute to the 29-year-old beauty with a moving memorial in the Big Easy, throwing white roses into the Mississippi River. The ladies wore bright colors and white, as opposed to the traditional mourning black, in order to celebrate Allemand's spirit.
"Today, we wear this white ribbon in Gia’s honor," the invitation read (via Radar Online). "Please join us in prayer as we toss white flowers into the river to symbolize that our love and memory of her will continue to flow in our hearts."
Us Weekly reports that a public memorial for Allemand will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at Papavero Funeral Home in Maspeth, N.Y., from 2 to 5PM and 7 to 9PM ET. Allemand's family and friends will congregate on Thursday, Aug. 22 for a funeral service at Trinity Grace Church of Chelsea in New York City at 11AM ET.
Allemand's mother created a memorial video (watch it here) of the beauty, featuring photos of Allemand as a child, teen and adult, including photos and stills from the set of 'The Bachelor.'
The video reads, "Loving girlfriend 'Petrie' of Ryan 'Snuggy' Anderson, beloved daughter and little princess of Donna Micheletti and stepdaughter of Tony Micheletti, loving sister of Dylan and Erick, most cherished granddaughter of Marie (Nonna) Coltrinari, devoted Godchild of Fred and Annemarie Coltrinari, dear cousin of Brian, Ellen, Kevin and Julie, and also survived by her dear dog Bentley."
Our thoughts remain with Allemand's loved ones during this unimaginably difficult time.