Laura Krupinski, 53

Feb. 1, 1966 - Feb. 25, 2019
Laura Krupinski, Feb. 1, 1966 - Feb. 25, 2019

Laura Anne Krupinski, a former model, jewelry designer, and interior decorator, died after being found unresponsive on Feb. 25, at a motel in Hampton Bays where she had been living. She was 53. Her cause of death was initially not determined, pending the results of an examination by the Suffolk Medical Examiner’s office.

Ms. Krupinski was the daughter of the late Ben and Bonnie Krupinski, who with her son, William Maerov, died in a small plane crash off Amagansett on June 2 of last year. 

Ms. Krupinski was born on Feb. 1, 1966, at Southampton Hospital. She attended Most Holy Trinity Catholic School in East Hampton and Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Conn., before enrolling in Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. After college, she lived in New York City and Bedford, N.Y.

Her former husband, Lance Maerov, whom she married in August 1993, and daughter, Charlotte Maerov, survive her, as does her second husband, Juan Cerda, whom she married in October 2008.

Ms. Krupinski’s mother was a member of the Bistrian family, and Ms. Krupinski grew up near members of her extended family at a house on Abraham’s Path in Amagansett. She had “great taste and an excellent eye in fashion, jewelry, and home” design, said an aunt, Barbara Borg of Amagansett.

After her parents bought the 1770 House Inn in East Hampton, it was Ms. Krupinski who updated its interiors. Her modeling work included a Vogue U.K. cover story with the actor Matt Dillon photographed by Bruce Weber in 1983 while she was with the Wilhelmina agency.