Ann Marie Ciolino Spalitta, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away on December 31, 2018. Ann was born in Hammond, Louisiana on November 16, 1928, oneof two daughters to the late Salvatore and Concetta Ciolino of Hammond. Ann was married to her beloved husband, the late Joseph Thomas Spalitta, for over 67 years. Joe and Ann were strawberry farmers in Hammond for many years. Later, Joe and Ann transformed some of the farmland into residential rental property. Ann worked with both the family business and as home maker for Joe and her two sons, Joseph Thomas Spalitta, Jr. M.D. (Darlene Balser) of Madisonville and Salvadore Vincent Spalitta (Dena Olivier) of New Orleans. Ann’s loving sister, Rosemary Ciolino Spalitta (Sam Gomilla) of Hammond, was at her side throughout her life and in her final years. She is also survived by her three grandchildren, Margaret Ann Spalitta (William Holliday), Matthew Joseph Spalitta M.D. and Christian Joseph Spalitta and her two great grandchildren,Henry Link Holliday and James Polk Holliday of Houston. The entire family wishes to express its gratitude to the staff at Heritage Nursing Home and St.Tammany Hospital for their loving care of Ann during her final months.
Visitation will be held at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond, Louisiana on Saturday,January 5, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until the Funeral Service begins at 12:00 pm. Interment will follow at Rose Memorial Cemetery in Hammond.
Ann’s guest book can be viewed on www. harrymckneely.com