Lorraine Margaret Amato, age 83, passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2013 after a brief illness. She was a native of New Orleans, LA and was a resident of Waggaman, LA since 2006. Beloved daughter of the late Jacob Amato and Laura Manale Amato. Sister of the late Rosemary Amato Kraus (the late Charles Kraus, Sr.). Aunt of Lauriann K. Bares (the late Daniel J. Bares, Sr.) and the late Charles Kraus, Jr. Great aunt of Kelli B. Esler (George) and Daniel J. Bares, Jr. (Gabrielle). Great great aunt of Bethany Raine Esler, Ella Kraus Esler and Sophia Louise Bares. Miss Amato was a retired school teacher for the Orleans Parish Public School System and up until her illness she was a proud employee for the Steamboat Natchez. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, LA on Wednesday morning, January 9, 2013 beginning at 9:00 AM with a Funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 AM in Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home's chapel. Interment will be in Hope Mausoleum. The online guestbook and memorial is available at www.leitzeaganfuneralhome.com.