TILTON — Joseph M. Ianno, 75, a resident of Tilton since 2001, died at his home with his loving family at his side on Monday, August 5, 2013 following a period of failing health.
Joe was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, September 14, 1937, son of the late Joseph and Maria (Arrotta) Ianno. He grew up in Chelsea and lived there for many years. After living in Saugus, MA for 25 years, he retired as a member of Carpenter's Union Local 26 of MA and moved to Tilton. Joe was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed the outdoors and time spent in the mountains of New Hampshire.
Joe's family includes his wife of 55 years, Iris (Pearlman) Ianno of Tilton; daughters Debra Hamor and her husband Alan of Parker, CO and their children, Sharon, Kaitlin and Benjamin; Patricia Vairo and her husband Leonard of Holden, MA and their children, Joseph, Adrienne and Lucia; Suzanne McDonald and her husband, Jack of Everett, MA; brother Nicholas Ianno of Landaff, NH; sisters Antoinette LeClair of Bridgewater, MA, Rosemarie Spano of Brockton, MA; numerous nieces and nephews. Joe also was predeceased by a brother, Gaetano Ianno.
A gathering will be held at the Black Swan Inn, 354 West Main St., in Tilton, Sunday, August 11 from noon to 2 p.m. to express thoughts and memories to Joe's family. A celebration of Joe's life will be held later in the fall for his family and friends in Massachusetts. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Joe's memory to the Franklin Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, 75 Chestnut Street, Franklin, NH 03235.
The William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home of Tilton is assisting with arrangements.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com