Mary V. Iacovelli of Cape Coral passed away Aug. 4, 2013. She was the beloved mother of Louis Iacovelli and daughter-in-law Debra (Matyas) Iacovelli, and aunt of Donald Mignone, all of Cape Coral. She is also survived by her beloved sisters, Olga Mignone and Gertrude Cavallo; nephew, William Mignone, all of Cherry Hill, N.J.; niece, Michele Czipo of Charlotte, N.C.; nephew, Anthony Cavallo of Berlin, N.J.; and brother-in-law, Joseph Iatarola of Pennsauken, N.J.
She was preceded in death in 1979 by John P. Iacovelli, her husband of 32 years. She was also preceded in death by her father, Donato Vagliani, and mother, Francesca (DiMedio) Vagliani, all of Camden, N.J.
She was born in Camden, N.J., Aug. 29, 1921. She enjoyed a long and fulfilling career in elementary education and administration. She began her teaching career in 1942 as an elementary school teacher in the Camden Public School system. In 1967, she earned her master's degree in education from Temple University. She served as Administrator of Elementary Education in Camden before moving on in 1969 to Haddon Township, N.J., to serve as principal of Strawbridge and Edison schools. She retired from her career in 1984.
Mary V. Iacovelli
In 1986, she moved to Cape Coral. She became an active member of St .Andrew's Catholic Church, as well as contributing her time and talents to many other community and social organizations. She lived her retirement years to the full, enjoying her activities and the time spent with many dear friends along the way.
A funeral mass will be held 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 8, at St. Andrews Catholic Church, 2628 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral, with internment with her husband, John, Monday, Aug. 12, in Cherry Hill, N.J. Local arrangements are being handled by the Fuller Metz funeral home.
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