TILTON - Joseph M. Ianno, 75, a resident of Tilton since 2001, died at his home with his loving family at his side Monday, August 5, 2013, following a period of failing health.
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Joe was born in Chelsea, Mass., Sept. 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, Mass. for 25 years, he retired as a member of Carpenter's Union Local 26 of Massachusetts 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, Colo. and their children, Sharon, Kaitlin and Benjamin, Patricia Vairo and her husband, Leonard, of Holden, Mass. and their children, Joseph, Adrienne and Lucia, Suzanne McDonald and her husband, Jack, of Everett, Mass.; his brother, Nicholas Ianno of Landaff; sisters, Antoinette LeClair of Bridgewater, Mass. and Rosemarie Spano of Brockton, Mass.; numerous nieces and nephews.
Joe also was predeceased by a brother, Gaetano Ianno.
A gathering will be held Sunday, Aug. 11, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Black Swan Inn, 354 West Main St., in Tilton, 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 St., Franklin, 03235.
The William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home of Tilton is assisting with arrangements. For more information go to smartfuneralhome.com.
William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home
584 W Main St Tilton, NH 03276
Published in The Concord Monitor on Aug. 7, 2013