YONKERS, N.Y. – Carmelo A. Iannuzzo, of Yonkers, died Monday, Jan. 25. He was 90.
He was born July 17, 1925, in Mount Kisco, one of 10 children, the son of the late Diego and Maria (Castellano) Iannuzzo. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he suffered injuries on active duty, for which he received the Purple Heart medal. He retired from the New York City Department of Sanitation in 1986, grateful for the 10 years of retirement he would spend with his wife of 43 years, Josephine LoBalbo Iannuzzo, who predeceased him in 1997.
He enjoyed day trips to Atlantic City, weekend jaunts with his senior group and spending time with his wife, children and extended family.
He is survived by his three children, Marie Laurie and her husband, Gary; Anthony D. Iannuzzo; and Marianna Ash; grandson Gary A. Laurie and his wife, Diana, who gave birth to his great-grandchildren Josephine Laurie and Samuel Quinn Laurie; his sister, Antoinette (Dolly) Raiano; his brother, Richard (Junior) Iannuzzo; and several generations of nieces and nephews, including Tani Cope, with whom he shared a special bond, and Kyle Cope, his godson.
The family will be present Friday, Jan. 29, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at F. Ruggiero & Sons Inc., 732 Yonkers Ave., Yonkers. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Jan. 30, at 10 a.m. at St. Eugene's Church, Yonkers, with entombment to follow at St. Raymond's Cemetery, Bronx.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to Calvary Hospital .