Obituary of Rey Labasan Famanas
Rey L. Famanas, 80 of St. Petersburg Florida passed way September 2 2021 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in the ICU. Born in 1941 Manila, Philippines and grew up in Upi Nuro, Maguindanao, Philippines. Rey graduated from Upi Agricultural high school. His father died in December 1962 leaving him to support his mother and 8 siblings so he was trained to do his father’s job at the Public Health Service.
Rey came to United States in 1976 he made Chicago ILL his new home then St. Petersburg FL in 1979. He married in July 1980 to Mary Ellen Fisher he became a US citizen in September 1983.
Rey was preceded in death by his parents Gervacio Famanas and Rosario Labasan Famanas and 2 of his brothers Samuel and Roger. Rey is survived by his wife Mary Ellen Famanas; his daughter Corteza Maria Roberts; his siblings Victor Famanas, Isabel Faircloth, Elizabeth F. Vargas, Esmyrna Chavez, Steneli Mcwilliams, and Luz Famanas; grandchildren Mary-Anne, Micah, Cailyn and Aaron Roberts; and 15 nieces and nephews.
Rey’s memorial service will be on Wednesday, September 8th 2021 10am at Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home 2201 Dr. MLK Jr. Street North St. Petersburg FL 33704. In lieu of Flowers, the family would like donation made on the tribute page for Rey Famanas at the Michael J. Fox Foundation at:
https://tribute.michaeljfox.org/tribute-page.php?id or 1-800-708-7644.