Andover — Fred D. Iannazzi, 82, of Andover, passed away on November 1, with his wife Rose at his side and surrounded by his family. He was married to Rose for 59 years; together they raised six children and traveled the world. He was born January 19, 1930, son of the late Dominica and Luigi Iannazzi, formerly of Lawrence.
He was a 1948 graduate of Central Catholic High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Massachusetts, Lowell. He went on to obtain a masters degree in Pulp and Paper Engineering from the University of Maine. Later, he attended the Sloan School of Business at M.I.T. Mr. Iannazzi spent many years as a leading consultant in the Pulp and Paper industry.
Mr. Iannazzi was a Korean War veteran and earned his black belt in Judo while serving in Japan. His business brought him abroad frequently and he especially treasured the many vacations he spent with his wife. His adventurous spirit is an inspiration to all that know him. An avid gardener, cook, and conversationalist, Mr. Iannazzi loved his home, pool, and gathering with loved ones, friends, and neighbors. He enjoyed working in his children’s homes to complete special projects. It was a great source of pride for him to be known around his neighborhood as the man with the dahlias that walks with the little white dog.
He is survived by his wife, Rose M. Iannazzi (Pappalardo); his sons and daughters, Phillip and his wife Annamarie, Fred and his wife Barbara, Elizabeth Iannazzi-Ceveltello, Teresa Alexander and her former husband Bill, Peter and his wife Rosemary, Marie Messina; his 15 grandchildren and one great-grandson. He is the beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews. Mr. Iannazzi is predeceased by his siblings Michael, Anna Cerullo, Vera Tudisco, Loretta Rapisarda, and Joseph.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours on Sunday, November 4 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. at the Cataudella Funeral Home 126 Pleasant Valley St. Methuen. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, November 5 at 10 a.m. at St. Augustine’s Church, Essex St. Andover. Entombment will follow at St. Mary’s – Immaculate Conception Mausoleum in Lawrence. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation on their website: www.themmrf.org, at his page (Fred D. Iannazzi) or at: Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF), 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851. For directions and online condolences please visit www.cataudellafh.com.