Amy Claire Fontana

Amy Claire Fontana

Funeral Mass for Ms. Amy Claire Fontana, 37, of West Monroe will be 10:00 AM Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church with

Fr. Mark Watson officiating. Private Interment Services to follow.

Ms. Fontana was born January 6, 1975 and died after a lengthy illness on February 14, 2012. She was a '93 Ouachita Parish High School graduate and received the Don Redden award on two separate occasions. Amy received her degree in speech and communicative disorders from NLU now ULM. She was a member of Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, AOII Sorority and Amnesty International. Amy also received her Master's Degree in Social Work graduating at the top of her class from LSU. She had numerous articles published about the anti-death penalty.

Amy is preceded in death by her grandparents, Robert Semmes, Jr., Mary Fontana, Charles C. Fontana; and special other mother, Ms. Lucille.

Survivors include: son, Colston Fontana; father, Mickey Fontana and his wife Lynn; mother, Bernardine Adams and her husband Jerry; brother, Michael Heath Fontana and wife Pam; sister, Daphne Zagone; grandmother, Peggy Semmes; step-sisters, Kristin Bryan and Daphne Adams; step-brother, Keith Adams; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Pallbearers will be Dr. Christian Armetta, Bryan Gibbs, Caleb Semmes, Joe Michael Pleasant, Nicholas Pleasant, Christopher Pleasant, Charlie Fontana, and Jason Dunavant.

Visitation will be 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Friday with the Rosary at 7:00 PM Friday, February 17, 2012 at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Memorials may be made to Union Humane Society or Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church.

Online Registry/Condolences:

Mulhearn Funeral Home

West Monroe, LA

Published in The News Star on Feb. 17, 2012