Joseph N. Iacovacci, 91 passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 at Kent County Memorial Hospital, according to Perry-McStay Funeral Home.
He was the husband of Regina E. (Incollingo) Iacovacci. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Nicola and Rose (Regoli) Iacovacci. Mr. Iacovacci was a Controller for Royal Diversified Products from 1980 till his retirement in 1988. Prior to that he was a Business Manager for Channel 6/ABC from 1962 to 1980 and Office Manager for WPRI TV-WPRO Radio from 1957 to 1961.
He was past President of the Institute of Management Accountants and a member of the Board of Directors for New Bedford Area Center for Human Services, Junior Achievement of Greater New Bedford and Providence Chapter, National Association of Accountants. He was a member of the Providence Chapter National Office Managers Association and the Rhode Island Credit Managers Association. He also did volunteer work as a Tax-Aide Counselor for the elderly.
Iacovacci served in the Navy for 39 months during World War II. He was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received while aboard the USS KIDD in action off Okinawa in April 1945. He and his ship earned 8 Battle Stars for action in the Asiatic Pacific Area and for the Philippine Island Liberation. Besides his wife he leaves one brother, Rev. Msgr. Nicholas Iacovacci of Warwick. His funeral will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Ave., East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in St. Martha’s Church, Pawtucket Avenue. Burial with Military Honors will be in St. Ann’s Cemetery