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Joseph Ianello, Sr.

February 14, 1928 ~ April 16, 2022 (age 94)

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Joseph Ianello, Sr., 94, a lifelong resident of Port Chester died April 16, 2022. He was born February 14, 1928 in Port Chester to the late Angelo and Catherine Carlucci
Ianello. He was raised and educated in Port Chester graduating from Port Chester High School in 1946.  Mr. Ianello served in the United States Army during the Korean War.  He was married on August 27, 1950 to Rita DeGiacomo in Port Chester. Mrs. Ianello died November 22, 2011.  Joseph was an operating engineer with Local 137 with the International Union of Operating Engineers in Briarcliff Manor, NY. He retired in 1990.  He was a lifelong parishioner of the Holy Rosary Church in Port Chester, a member of the Anselmo Club and was active with his high school reunion committees.  When his three sons were younger, he was active with the Port Chester Little League and the Boy Scouts. He was an avid sports fan; a diehard follower of the NY Yankees and NY Giants. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was passionate and proud of his family; one of his favorite activities was spending time with his family. Mr. Ianello is survived by his sons Joseph Ianello, Jr., MD and his wife Ava Pannullo, MD of Suffield, CT.; Robert Ianello and his wife Denise of Lawrence KS.; grandchildren Catherine Ianello-Drapala and her husband Matthew, Thomas Ianello, Zachary Ianello, Ashley Ianello and Courtney Ianello.  Along with his wife, Rita, he was predeceased by his son Stephen Ianello, Esq. on June 8, 2020 and his brothers and sisters John, Daniel, Frank and Dominick Ianello, sisters Lucy Vaccaro, Angelina Sandarciero and Marguerite Ianello.
Visitation will be 4-8PM on Friday April 22, 2022 at Craft Memorial Home, Inc.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10AM on Saturday at Parish of Saint John Bosco (Our Lady of Mercy) 260 Westchester Ave. Port Chester, NY. Interment to follow at Saint Mary's Cemetery Rye Brook, NY.
In lieu of flowers, the Ianello family encourages donations to the Alzheimer’s Association at or to Autism Speaks at


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April 22, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Craft Memorial Home
40 Leicester Street
Port Chester, NY 10573

Mass of Christian Burial
April 23, 2022

10:00 AM
Parish of Saint John Bosco @ Our Lady of Mercy
260 Westchester Avenue
Port Chester, NY 10573

Interment following funeral service
April 23, 2022

Saint Mary's Cemetery Rye Brook
1 High Street
Rye Brook, NY 10573


Alzheimer's Association
P.O. Box 96011, Washington DC 20090-6011

Autism Speaks
1060State Road 2nd Floor, Princeton NJ 08540

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