Ann Marie Guarino Batts

April 8, 1951May 28, 2019

Ann Marie Guarino Batts', (Sister) long fought battle is over. She has been called by the angels in heaven to be reunited with her families that have gone before. From her giggle, to her gentle & caring disposition that made her so special, she will be missed by so many. This world has lost a beautiful person. Ann is preceded in death by her grandparents, Gaspare & Antonia Pocopanni and Ferdinando & Anna Maria Guarino; parents, Anthony “Tony” & Jenny Guarino. She is survived by her loving husband, Phillip Batts; By marriage she was gifted with three children Trevor Batts (Jan), Rhea Batts and Vincent Batts (Christy); Six grandchildren, Anne Lisa, Gabriel, Ava, Magnus & Roald Batts and Taylor Neuman; nieces and nephews, Christie Tamburello (Danny), Melissa Guarino, Andrew Guarino (Nicole), Emily Guarino and George Guarino (Nikki) and many cousins, aunts, uncles and other relatives and friends. She loved them all. Ann’s capacity to love was a gift from God. She loved all her children that she taught for 25+ years in the Birmingham, St. Aloysius & Advent Episcopal Schools. She spent most of her life in Birmingham and in recent years she enjoyed farm life in the Guntersville area. Ann was a masterful story teller, pretty good at calming her cows, gardening, feeding and catching fish. She was a member of ‘Church of the Epiphany’ Episcopal Church in Guntersville, AL. A private family interment will precede her Memorial Services on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Elmwood Cemetery. Memorial Services will follow on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 12:00 noon at Cathedral Church of the Advent Episcopal Church, 2017 6th Ave. North, Birmingham, AL 35203 with a reception following the Memorial Service at the church. A sincere “Thank You” goes to her friend Joyce Blackwood who has been at Ann’s side, caring & assisting her, the staff at Amedisys Hospice, and also to Dr. Richard Powers (UAB) who was always available during her difficult days. The family requests donations to Ann’s favorite charity: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105, phone number 1-800-822-6344;

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  • Memorial Service Friday, May 31, 2019


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Anna Bailey

May 29, 2019

Dear Phillip, Guarino and Batts Family

Our heart felt sympathy goes out to you; but God has a plan for Ann Marie, there are
lots of children in Heaven with family for her spirit to be with.
She is at peace, we all have fond memories of her pleasant sweet smile, always full
of patience,
I know Phillip brought much love and happiness to Ann Marie and was always with her
during her difficult time; I know how hard it is to loose your spouse the one you share
a life together; Phillip and Ann Marie were very much in love that continued to the
end of her life.
The memories will always be with those who know Ann Marie and love her.
May God give peace to those in mourning ;

With Sympathy, Love cousins, Anna Pocopanni, Bailey and Antonette Pocopanni, Herron.