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Our Lady of the Angels (OLA) School Fire, December 1, 1958



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Joanne Sarno
Room Age Birthdate Grade B/G/T
210 9 1949 4 Girl
Teacher
Sister Mary Seraphica Kelley, BVM
Address
3804 W Chicago 
Family
Father: Oscar Sarno
Mother: Catherine (Baranco) Sarno
Brothers: Ronald Sarno, William Sarno 
About Joanne
Joanne's brother William also died. Her brother, Ronald, escaped. Joanne and William were buried at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, across the street from Queen Of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois.

The Sarno family came from Palermo, Sicily. 

Interred: Mount Carmel (Hillside, IL)
Memories of Joanne
Joanne was with me from Kindergarten thru grade four in Rm. 210. I will always remember how her smile would always light up her face and how she was always friendly and smiling to everyone. She was tiny and small, always cheerful to everyone. She struck me as always happy.
    -- (Charlene Campanale, Friend)
Joanne, yes in deed you were small and tiny, and a little QT. I remember always seeing you and Charlene walking together. It always made me laugh because Charlene was just as small as you. You and she looked so cute walking around the school together. Now my dear little friend, Charlene has left us, and now I think that both of you are walking around together again, in Heaven. Rest in peace my little friend.
    -- (Joyce Peneschi, Friend)
The Sarnos lived two doors down from us. My parents loved the Sarno family. Joanne was my dearest friend. I was two years younger and looked up to her. She protected me and always included me in whatever she did. On the day of the fire she had lunch at our home. She loved playing with my baby sister. When it was time to go back to school we put on our coats and walked down the stairs to the sidewalk. All of a sudden she told me that she had to go back. She flew up the stairs and knocked on the door. She told my mother that she just had to kiss the baby goodbye one more time. My family will never forget our darling Joanne, she will forever be in our hearts.
    -- (Dorothy Miceli Boryk, Friend)