Carl A. Iaccarino, 86, of Shrewsbury
Carl is survived by his devoted wife of 68 years, Christine D. (Evangelista) Iaccarino; a son, Francis X. Iaccarino and his wife Ann of Shrewsbury; four daughters, Maria M. Iaccarino of Shrewsbury, Marguerite D. Lemire and her husband Ronald of Boylston, Carla A. Renzoni and her husband Rex of Shrewsbury, and Christine Pacios and her husband Larry of Northborough; a sister, Rose Catuogno and her husband Phil of Maryland; a brother-in-law, John Evangelista of Worcester; 14 grandchildren, Deanna Paglia, Khara Pittman and her husband Ronald, Marc Paglia, Jim Lemire and his wife Linda Berman, Jeff Lemire, Carl Lemire and his girlfriend Shannah Jaburek, Giustina and Bianca Renzoni, Hannah, Alexandra, Margaret and Sophia Iaccarino, Christopher and Patrick Pacios; two great-grandchildren, Emma and Jack Lemire; his Godchild, Donna Rezuke of Shrewsbury; and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by a brother, Joseph Iaccarino, and a sister, Michelina Fulginiti.
He was born in Worcester, a son of the late Raffaele and Maria (Ricci) Iaccarino. He lived in Worcester for many years before moving to Shrewsbury, where he has lived for the past 50years. He served his country during WWII in the United States Army.
Carl worked for his family's woodworking business all his life. In 1977, he established Iaccarino & Son, Inc. Architectural Woodworking and was president until 2012.
He was a member of Saint Mary's Church and a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus in Shrewsbury. He enjoyed spending summers on Cape Cod and vacationing to Captiva Island, Fla. He was an avid reader, found great pleasure in listening to music, and loved playing bocce. He embraced his Italian heritage and traditions.
Carl was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, and his greatest enjoyment in life was being surrounded by his family.
The Iaccarino family would like to thank Notre Dame Hospice, especially Lisa, for the outstanding care and compassion given to Carl during his time of illness.
A service for Carl will be held Friday, Sept. 5, from the Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel, 370 Plantation St., Worcester, with a Mass at 10 a.m. in Saint Mary's Church, 640 Main St., Shrewsbury. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery of Shrewsbury. A period of visitation will be held Thursday, Sept. 4, from 4-7 p.m., in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions can be made to Notre Dame Hospice, 555 Plantation St., Worcester, MA 01605.
To share your thoughts and memories of Carl, please visit his personal guestbook at: www.mercadantefuneral.com.
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