McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK


July 1, 2013

Sara E. Maisano

McALESTER — Sara E. Maisano, 23, passed away Thursday June 27, 2013. She was born November 7, 1989 to Jim and Alicia Maisano in Norman, Oklahoma.

Growing up in Norman, Sara was known to her family and friends as the girly girl who liked playing dress up, putting on makeup, doing hair and nails.  Sara was a member of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls and also St. John’s Episcopal Church in Norman where she served as an acolyte from fourth grade until she graduated Norman High School in 2008.  After graduation, Sara began a career in phlebotomy receiving her license at Moore Norman Technology Center and began working at Norman Regional Hospital. Sara will be remembered for her love of animals especially her Chihuahua named Cora. Among the animals she loved, she had a soft spot in her heart for goats.  She loved the outdoors which included hunting and fishing.

Sara was preceded in death by her grandparents Johnny R. Maisano and Mary L. Maisano of McAlester and John Ryan and Doris (Hillhouse) Ryan of Oklahoma City. She is survived by her parents Jim and Alicia Maisano of Norman; Brother Trenton Maisano and fianceé Kari Boso of Moore; sisters, Melissa Maisano and fiance’ Michael Swehla and Mary Maisano of Norman and a host of family and friends.

Services will be held today at 1:00 p.m., July 3, 2013, at Journey Church, 3801 Journey Pkwy Norman, OK 73072 with interment following at Norman I.O.O.F. The family asks that all donations go to The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls at 800-843-4674 or to the City of Norman, attn: Animal Shelter, 201-B West Gray, Norman OK 73069. The family also asks for all family and friends to bring any comical pictures of Sara to the funeral home or the church to be placed on a picture board to be given to the family.

Arrangements for Sara and her family were placed in the care of the Vice family at the Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman. Online condolences may be shared at

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