Armando A. Iannelli, 86, of Thurlow Street, Georgetown husband
of the late Irene A. (Faust) Iannelli, died Friday February 6,
2009 in the Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport following his
in Revere July 10, 1922, he was the son of the late Dominic and
Antonetta (Brogna) Iannelli. He was raised in Revere and was a
1939 graduate of Revere High School. He continued his education
nights at Northeastern University and MIT. During WWII he served
with the Blue Devils of the 88th Infantry in the US
Army, which was a major force in the liberation of Italy.
Wounded in action, he was a recipient of the Purple Heart.
Married in 1950 in St Joseph’s Church in Lynn, the Iannellis
raised their family in Saugus, where they lived for forty-four
years. They lived in Ipswich for many years before relocating to
Georgetown four years ago. He worked as a mechanical engineer
for the Department of Defense Materials and Mechanics Research
Center in Watertown. He retired in 1981 following 30 years of
employment. For many years he played softball with the
Watertown Arsenal softball team. He was a CCD teacher and usher
at St Margaret’s Church in Saugus, where he was a member for
forty years. He also served as an usher at St Joseph’s Church
and Our Lady of Hope Church in Ipswich. He was currently a
parishioner of St Mary’s Church in Georgetown. He was a member
of the Saugus VFW, a Life Member of the DAV Saugus Post 115, a
Fourth Degree Member of the Saugus Knights of Columbus, and was
a longtime member and treasurer of the St Vincent dePaul Society
at St. Margaret’s.
survived by one daughter, Marguerite E. Iannelli, two
grandchildren, Elisa St Clair and her husband Craig, and Ralph
A. Salerno, a great-grandson, Benedict A. StClair, all of
Georgetown, and many nephews and nieces. He was the brother of
the late Dominic Iannelli, formerly of FL, and the late Rose
Iannelli Craven, formerly of Revere.
Funeral will be held Tuesday 8 am from the Whittier-Porter
Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, followed by the
celebration of a 9 am Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Hope Church,
Pineswamp Road, Ipswich. Family and friends respectfully
welcomed. Visiting hours are Monday 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Interment
with Military Honors will be in the Puritan Lawn Cemetery,
Peabody. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made
to the Society of the Propagation of the Faith, Box 120138,
Boston, MA 02112.