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Melissa Hall
Melissa Hall

Melissa Hall (41) passed away peacefully on Monday, June 14th of 2021, surrounded by love from those near and far in New York City. A beautiful, brave and loving friend, daughter, and sister, Melissa was a warrior against breast cancer and a fierce advocate for the health and wellness of everyone she knew.

A true 'multi-hyphenate', Melissa was a brand strategist, speaker, and educator that dedicated her life to helping others. She championed wellness as a lifestyle, and encouraged everyone around her to eat better, live better, and be the best versions of themselves. Melissa was a cornerstone in every community that called her their own.

She taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York for over a decade, and was the trailblazing founder of the Emerging Designer, a network for fashion design entrepreneurs. Her career began in Chicago where she worked at FCB and Leo Burnett before moving to New York and earning her degree in fashion design at Parsons The New School for Design.

While her professional legacy is long and storied (she worked with Fortune Top 50 companies, celebrities, and a wide range of lifestyle and wellness brands), Melissa is also remembered for her genuine nature, generosity, hard work, and the authenticity that set her apart. She shared every part of her story, even the most difficult moments in her fight against breast cancer, in her quest to help others.

Her favorites included a love of bright colors, hats, an eclectic shoe collection, cacao ceremony, sound meditation, sharing vegan snacks and recipes, and being in nature. You could often find her on a Saturday morning wandering the stalls of the Union Square Farmers Market, amassing veggies for a new recipe or a meal for her family. Food was her love language. When she wasn't in New York, she was jetsetting to LA, Miami, London, Chicago, or planning her next big adventure.

Melissa is survived by her mother, Rowena Pirovano (Richard Pirovano), and two loving sisters, Rachel Pirovano (Richard Devonald), and Lisa Pirovano. Melissa recently welcomed her niece, Grace Meadow Devonald, whom she proudly helped name.

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Melissa dedicated her life to advocating for wellness. She was unapologetically authentic, vegan, and committed to sharing products that let people lead clean and safe lifestyles. 

Amongst her many accolades, she was extremely proud of her advisorship to MADESAFE, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating toxic, cancer-causing chemicals in our food, our beauty products, and our homes. 

Learn more about MADESAFE and make a donation to them in her honor on their website

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Please bring your love, light, laughter, and big hat energy (no hats required) to help us celebrate the life of Melissa Agnes Hall. Bright, colorful attire encouraged and appreciated! 

We'll be hosting a cacao ceremony and sound meditation in Melissa's honor.

October 1st, 2021 from 7.00-10.00pm 

Maman King, 375 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, please RSVP below. The venue is an indoor and outdoor event space. Attendees are asked to wear masks throughout the event when indoors and within 6 feet of others. The venue has informed us that proof of vaccination status will be required for entry.

UPDATE: Thank you all for your outpouring of love and support for Melissa. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we've reached capacity for the in-person event in New York City. We will be holding a live stream feature for those who wish to attend but cannot be with us in person. Details for the live stream will be provided below as they are finalized. Thank you for your understanding. Should you have any questions, please feel free to email


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Time: Oct 1, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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