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Giovanni 'John' Iacono

Died: Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Age: 77
Giovanni “John’’ Iacono, 77, of Almont passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at his home.

John was born September 24, 1930 in Ponza, Italy, the son of the late Ciro Iacono and Olimpia Feola. He came to the United States while working as a merchant marine in 1955.

He married the former Felicia Randolph on October 25, 1958 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Detroit.

John worked for Ford Motor Company for 11 years and retired in 1984 from the Romeo Ford Tractor. Along with his family, they purchased “Troia Place’’ in Almont in 1974 and ran the business until 1994. He then owned “Giovanni Pizza & Pasta’’ in Washington Twp. for 6 years. Upon retirement, he enjoyed gardening, being with his family and friends, and exercising.

John is survived by his wife, Felicia; children, Laura (Carl) Volante of Dryden, Rose (Mike) Deering of Romeo, Linda (Chris) Hunt of Warren, Jennifer (Bob) Benaglio of Dryden and John Iacono of Washington Twp. Grandchildren include Carla, Mario and Geno Volante, Antonia Iacono, Giancarlo and Mariesa Deering, and Samantha and Robert Benaglio. Also survived by his brother, Domenico Iacono and sister, Francesca Musella both of Italy; sister-in-laws, Sylvia Swiecki and Gloria Randolph. He was preceded in death by his great-grandchildren, Dominic and Gina Iacono along with 2 brothers, Ciro and Silverio.

Funeral services took place on Saturday, March 22 at the Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home of Romeo with Fr. Jerry Kessell officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Dryden. Donations to the Lapeer County Animal Shelter would be appreciated.

Rosary service was held Friday evening.
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