VANACORE, GRACE IANNONE Grace Iannone Vanacore, 82, former wife of Frank Lanzofano Sr.,died on June 8, 2014, after a lengthy illness. Born in New Haven on April 6, 1932, she was the daughter of Mary and Angelo Iannone. She had resided in West Haven and attended West Haven schools. Miss Vanacore was employed by Bic Pen in Milford before retiring in the 1980’s. She was a parishioner of St. Joseph Church. She is survived by one daughter, Diane Rosario Lanzofano; one son, Salvatore F. Lanzofano, whom Grace had resided with and was her caregiver; two sisters, Maryann (Iannone) Vinci and Connie (Iannone) Sarno; three brothers, Thomas Iannone, Angelo Iannone, Jr and Tony Iannone. She was predeceased by one sister, Teresa (Iannone) Carrano and one brother, Peter Iannone. The funeral will be held on Thursday, July 3, 2014, at 10 am from the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main Street, Meriden and at 10:30 at St. Joseph Church, 22 Goodwill Avenue, Meriden for a Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will follow at 12:30 pm at St. Lawrence Cemetery in West Haven. Friends may call at the funeral home prior to the Mass from 9 to 10 am. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the , 55 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601. For online condolences, please visit

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Published in The New Haven Register on June 27, 2014