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Maria M. Iovine

January 29, 2018

Burial Date February 22, 2018

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IOVINE: Maria “Mary” Iovine, entered eternal life on Jan 29, 2018 in the comfort of her loving family. She was born in Mongiana, Italy, the daughter of the late Vincenzo and Letterina (Campese) Panucci. She came to the US in 1938 aboard the vessel Rex, first settling in Groton with her father and brother. She met her husband and they later married in June, 1940 in St. Joseph church, New London. They moved to New Haven, CT where they owned and operated Iovine’s Market, until moving to New London, CT in 1943. Mr. Iovine died on June 1, 1973.

Mary was a member of the former Italian Mutual Aide Society on Smith Street where she cooked for the club for 17 years. In addition, she was a member of the Daughters of Isabella, Father Brennan Circle # 582, St. Jude Society and Feast of the Assumption., where for many years made her delicious meatballs for all to enjoy in the former Assumption Hall.  A devote Roman Catholic, she was a communicant of St. Joseph Church and planned and made many trips to the La Salette Shrine. She loved to travel abroad as well as in the US. Mary was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She is survived by her three children and their spouses. Jeanette and Jerry Theiler of Waterford. Vincent and Gene Iovine of Windham. Ada and Joseph M. Filippetti of Waterford. Four grandchildren and their spouses. Michael and Janet Theiler, Lynn and Keith Grills, Joseph E. and Yelena Filippetti and Vincent and Yueh Filippetti. Eight great grandchildren – Jeralyn, Jerry, Emma, Brianna, Maria, Allynna, Theresa and Yatore.

She was predeceased by a son, Michael Iovine and four siblings, Vincenzina Totino, Catena Totino,   Fiorina Buticchi and Joseph Panucci.

Her family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday from 4 pm to 7 pm at the Impellitteri-Malia Funeral Home, 84 Montauk Avenue, New London. The funeral will assemble on Friday at 10 am and proceed to a mass of Christian Burial at 11 am in St. Joseph’s Church, followed by interment in St. Mary Cemetery


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