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Josephine Lantero - 97

8/25/1922 - 4/16/2020

Oak Forest

Josephine T. Lantero nee Allario, age 97.  Longtime Oak Forest resident, formerly of Chicago’s Roseland and Bridgeport neighborhoods. Born in Buffalo, New York. Retired from Illinois Bell after 42 years of service. Longtime member of the Women's Piedmontese Societa and fellow Spaghetti-O.  A Hell Kitten for the 12th Armored Division. Wife for 51 years of the late Frank B. Lantero.  Mother of Gloria Ziemann and Mary (John) Barnas.  Grandmother of Eric (Camile), Jason (Waad) Ziemann and Meredith Ziemann, Nicholas, Adam and Jillian Barnas.  Great grandmother of Joseph, Joshua, Guiliana, Sarah and Yusef Ziemann. Daughter of the late Louise nee Boita and Ernest Allario.  Aunt and dear friend of many.  Due to current circumstances, Entombment services at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery were private. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.  For further service information contact Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, Chicago Heights at 708-481-9230 or

1 Comment

  • Tammy Habler

    on 04/20/20

    My Best friend and family is who Mrs Josephine Lantero was to me. We always lifted each other up throughout our trials and tribulations in life. We laughed, we cried together. She didn’t let the green grass grow under her feet. She would ask daily where we going today, I would say where you want to go, she would say I thought you needed something from the store, I’ll  start laughing me, that’s my clue she wants to go out so we ventured out. Such a True friendship of Love, Respect,  Honesty, and Loyalty. We had each other’s back. She will be missed but never forgotten. I always looked forward to going to work. A Beautiful woman ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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