Carmine C. Iannone

  • Born: June 9, 1922
  • Died: February 25, 2019
  • Location: Somers, New York

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Carmine C. Iannone of Somers, NY passed away at the NYS Veterans Home in Montrose on February 25, 2019 at the age of 96. He was born in Salerno, Italy on June 9, 1922, the son of Luigi and Adelaide (neƩ DeSimone) Iannone. Carmine was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army and served under General George Patton during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. He received an honorable discharge in 1945 and married Julia DeRose in 1946.

As a returning veteran he had several jobs before settling into the meat business. He then opened his own butcher shop in East Harlem, NY and worked for several decades before retiring in 1977.

Upon retirement he took up tennis which became one of his favorite pastimes and he played well into his late 80's. Carmine learned to cook and enjoyed meals with his family especially traditional Sunday dinner. He was an outgoing personality who invited everyone into his home to share a drink or a meal.

Carmine is survived by his daughters Adelaide Polito (Frank Annunziato), Roseanne Locascio, and Lois Hanley (Chris); his brother Ben Yannone (June); grandchildren Anthony Polito, Julie Deagan, Sean Hanley, and Michael Hanley; Eight great grandchildren Amanda, TJ, Jake, Hunter, Chace, Christian, Madison and Sienna; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Julia and his sisters Mary and Nancy.

Friends and family are welcome to attend a visitation on Thursday, February 28th from 3-8 PM at the Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home in Mahopac. A prayer service will begin at 7:30 PM during the visitation. Committal prayers and interment will take place at Raymond Hill Cemetery at 11 AM on Friday, March 1st.


Condolence & Memory Journal

When I was five, you let me run around atop the bar at Rao's in East Harlem. When I wanted to go back again you said You can't come back, there are ignorant men in that place.

You showed up to my classroom wearing your bloodied butcher's apron to complain to my teacher because Robert, the boy who sat behind me, was pulling my hair. Needless to say it never happened again.

You came to my dance recital with the whole family to watch me perform as a Beatnik, cousin Toni as a CanCan girl and cousin Michele as a Las Vegas Revue showgirl (she was about five years old).

You assembled a group of family and friends to see the West Side Story movie when it opened at the Rivoli theater in Manhattan. We were so blown away we spent the rest of our childhood listening to the album until it was beyond warped.

When we got our first TV, we laughed together at the Honeymooners, sat religiously every Sundaynot at churchbut for the Ed Sullivan show. We were forced to watch the nightly news. You always impressed on us I like to know what's going on in the world. I am certain that those words inspired my career choice later in life.

You and my mother, Julia, had spirited disagreements. The only Italian language we picked up around the house were the curse words.

You walked me down the aisle . . . twice.

You were always generous with everyone who shared a meal either at home or out on the town.

You treated us to many family vacations driving up and down the east coast from Canada to Florida. You treated family and friends to a memorable vacation through Italy, that connected us with our Italian relatives who will forever be in our hearts.

Through the ups and downs of life, you always taught us that it was family first. And it will be family forever.

Just like I happily squealed the day you brought home my new bicycle when I was 8 years old, I will end with Daddy's home.

Posted by Roseanne Locascio - SOMERS, NY - Daughter   February 28, 2019

Please accept my sincerest
condolences. You are not alone during this time of sorrow and pain. May God give your family strength and comfort to help you endure this loss. As you remember your beloved one, May you find comfort in the memories that you share.
2 Thessalonians 3:16 .

Posted by A friend   February 27, 2019

I will always remember Carmine (or as I called him Uncle Carmine). He was the patriarch of the Iannone family. I enjoyed many family functions with him and he always made me feel like family.
Love you Uncle Carmine!

Posted by Mary Siciliano - White Plains, NY - Friend   February 27, 2019

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by A friend   February 26, 2019

Celebrate a life well lived, cherish the memories forever.


Posted by A friend   February 26, 2019

Sympathy for your loss. Losing some one you love in death is never easy, but please remember you are not alone. God promises He is with those who are broken hearted.

Posted by - neighbor   February 26, 2019