Anne Fasone Latino

Published 9:30 am Wednesday, April 3, 2024

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Anne Fasone Latino of Long Beach, Miss., passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 25, 2024, at Summerfield Senior Living in Gulfport, Miss.


Born on January 11,1924, in New Orleans, La., Anne recently celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by her loving family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Josephine and Carmelo Fasone; her husband, John A. “Johnny” Latino; a brother, Chris J. Fasone; and various other family members.

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She is survived by one son, Col. Thomas (Bonnie) Latino, United States Air Force retired, of Atmore; a cherished daughter, Phyllis (David) Latino McGee; one grandson, Anthony (Fran) McGee; two great-granddaughters, Faith and Hope McGee, all of McCool, Miss.; her sister, Catherine Fasone Lambert, of New Orleans; two sisters in law, Elizabeth Scardina of Gulfport and Angie (Frank) Armato of Lacombe, La.; and a host of other beloved relatives.

As the wife of a World War II veteran, Anne volunteered for many years with the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Pass Christian, Miss. A sociable person, she enjoyed volunteering with the Volunteer Fire Department in “the Pass.” She especially enjoyed decorating the annual VFD Mardi Gras float.

The family extends special thanks to Carol and “Skip” King of Pass Christian, Miriam and Barney Bieber, and “Aunt Liz” Scardina, all of Gulfport. Their personalities, especially at her 100th birthday party and their Thursday lunches kept Anne young and content. The Latinos and McGees also appreciate this group’s many kindnesses and care of their mother when their own health issues made it impossible for them to be there.

The family also wishes to sincerely thank the staffs of St. Joseph Hospice and Summerfield Senior Living of Gulfport for their love and care during Anne’s final days. The family could not have chosen better professional care and empathy.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 600 S. Main St., Atmore, AL.

Funeral services and burial for Anne Latino will all take place in Long Beach, Miss., on Thursday, April 4, beginning at 9 a.m. with a rosary at Riemann Family Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Riemann Family Funeral Home. Then, at 11 a.m., a funeral mass will be held at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.

Following the funeral mass at noon, a graveside service will be held at Gulf Pines Memorial Gardens. Afterwards, parishioners of St. Thomas will kindly host a reception at their church.

Pallbearers will be Barney Bieber, Joey King, Mike King, Anthony McGee, David McGee and Roger Jansen of Atmore.