Jim Iacono of Ipswich, Beloved husband of Rosalie Sidoti Iacono of Ipswich, MA. Devoted father to Jim Iacono and his fiancé Elise Sinagra of Beverly, Jill Mavro and her husband Nick of Winchester, stepfather to Jessie Gilmartin and her husband Geoff of Newton. Son of the late Louis and Lucille Iacono. Grandfather to Niko Potter, Jake Iacono, Paisley Iacono; John and Lucy Mavro; Zander and Bridget Gilmartin; Emma and Keegan Donoghue. Great grandfather to MayaLuz and Sofia Iacono. Also survived by his older brother, George Iacono and his wife Carol of Gloucester and his twin sister, Linda Halloran and her husband Gary of Malden along with many nephews and nieces and his former wife Betty Iacono of Lynnfield.
Upon graduation from Malden High School, he enlisted and proudly served in the United States Marine Corps achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant in the 4 th Marine Division during the Vietnam War. Jim was an executive at National Grid for 42 years until retiring in 2006. Jim also studied at Northeastern University. A fixture of the Lynnfield community for over 30 years until moving to Ipswich. Those lucky enough to know Jim were in the company of a true gentleman, a man of integrity, character, and strength who was wholly dedicated to his family. One of his favorite things in life was to be surrounded by his family. His kind and loving spirit always welcomed everyone to his home where guests would immediately receive a welcoming smile and a bottle of water. Jim was blessed with a great sense of humor and once you met him you were a friend for life as evidenced by the many life-long friends he had.
Jim was an athlete who enjoyed playing softball and golf and working out with friends at the gym. As an avid Red Sox fan, he loved scouting the team’s preseason in Florida with his brother George. Jim’s favorite place to travel was Italy with the love of his life and “Sweetheart”, Rosalie by his side. Whether a simple walk on the beach on the coast of Maine or just a beautiful dinner out he always wanted to explore, learn and laugh with his Sweetheart. They were fun grandparents always supporting the activities of their grandchildren from hockey and baseball games to dance recitals and everything in between. He was the inspiration for his wife’s painting career. He left us all better people.
Family and friends are kindly invited to his Funeral Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, September 7th at 10:30AM to be celebrated in St. Rose of Lima Parish, 12 Park Street, Topsfield. Interment will follow at the Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. West Peabody. Visitation will be held on Tuesday afternoon from 4 to 8pm in the Conte - Giamberardino Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jim Iacono Memorial Scholarship Foundation by Venmo @JIMSfoundation. For funeral home directions, florists or to share a memory of Jim, please visit www.cgfuneralhomegeorgetown.com
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