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July 17, 1921 - January 19, 2021

Visitation will be Friday, January 22, 2021, 11:00am - 12:.30pm with a prayer service at 12:30 all at Valerie Panciera's Landmark Funeral Home. The service will also be available via live streaming for those that wish to pay their respects remotely at

Burial with graveside service will be at 2:00pm at Graceland Memorial Park Cemetery in Miami.

Amneris Sassi Piraino, age 99, passed away on January 19, 2021. She was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, raised and married in Brazil. A beautiful, elegant, smart, capable and courageous woman that married Frank Walter. They were an inseparable couple, worked together, were and are still in love to this day. They moved to New York City in 1962 and raised 4 kids. Amneris was an administrator, an accomplished artist and a homemaker. She enjoyed opera, oil painting, needlepoint, cooking and being a mom. Amneris was fluent in Italian and then learned English. Her Italian family named her Amneris from Verdi.

She was a dynamic lady, dedicated to her family, a great mom, wife, a special grandmother, aunt, friend, sister, daughter and always embarked in new journeys with her family.

She is survived by her husband Frank Walter, her 4 kids and family, Livio, Suely, Rosely, Frank Jr.; 7 grandkids, Daniela, Marina, Giampaolo, Daniel, Jessica, Jason, and Jesse; and 5 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to Amneris S. Piraino to the Alzheimer’s Association: