Verona – JoAnn Masino, age 56, was born to Tony and Phyllis Masino July 5th 1956 in Madison's Greenbush neighborhood. JoAnn passed away unexpectedly Thursday March 28, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital.
JoAnn graduated from Oregon Senior High School. She was a gifted hair stylist and makeup artist for over 30 years, taking great pride in bringing out the beauty of her loyal clientele. She was employed at Hair Port Ltd. and Four Winds Manor in Verona.
JoAnn is survived by her mother Phyllis; her brother Tony (Judy) Masino, her 2 sisters, Rose(Bill O'Mara) Masino and Gina (Shawn) Bettinger; her significant other of 12 years, Todd Halverson; 4 nieces, Angela Masino , Teresa (Rick) Carlson, Katie (Dan) Varriale, Sophia Bettinger; 2 great nephews, Maxton and Alec Carlson; 1 great niece Giuliana Varriale. JoAnn is also survived by her pets "Baby", "Bella", and "Tasha".
JoAnn was preceded in death by her father Tony; her grandparents Georgio and Rose Marie Masino, and Ann Smyth and Martin Hegley; godparents Joe and Shirley Cuccia; and her beloved dog Lakota.
JoAnn was a kind hearted soul who will be missed by many. The family expresses gratitude to JoAnn's many close friends. We will miss our beautiful brown-haired green eyed daughter, sister, Aunt, and best friend.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at RYAN FUNERAL HOME in Verona, at 3:00 p.m. with visitation from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service.