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Joseph G. Iaquinta

Apr 12, 2011

Joseph G. Iaquinta of Nashua died unexpectedly at his home on April 11, 2011.

Mr. Iaquinta was born May 19, 1952, in New York City, New York, a beloved son of Dr. Frank E. Iaquinta and the late Mary (Pennisi) Iaquinta. He had been a resident of Nashua for the past 33 years, prior to which he had lived in West Allis, Wisconsin.

He was the husband of Joy (Hladish) Iaquinta. He married his college sweetheart on July 10, 1976. They shared over 34 years of marriage.

In addition to his beloved wife and father, survivors include his children and their spouses, John and Maura of Nashua, David and Deborah of Columbia, South Carolina, and Helena Iaquinta of Nashua; his grandchildren, Max, Cameron and Gabriel; his brothers and sisters and their spouses, Anthony and Lynne, Frank and Sharon, Catherine McMahon, Michael, Lynn and Mary Anne and Erik Bender; and his nieces and nephews: Antonia, Mario, Gina, Frankie, Lauren, Jessica, Brien, Jackie, Christian, Jenna, and Julia.

Joseph was owner and operator of Carvel Ice Cream in Nashua for 18 years. Following his time with Carvel, he was a mortgage originator for Citizens Bank and the MEG Company.

He is remembered as a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather. Among his interests, he was a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Nashua West. He was actively involved with Downtown Planning and the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce. He was passionate about the theatre and was involved with the Actorsingers, Stoneham Theatre, and other New England theatre groups. He loved history and spent many hours at the Nashua Public Library. He was known for his unique ability to throw a baseball with his left hand and a football with his right. And although he was humble about it, he was quite the pool shark.

He attended Community Chapel in Nashua and was active in their Drama Ministry.

He attended Stuyvesant High School and graduated from Pelham Memorial High School in Pelham Manor, New York. Joseph received his B.A. in Theatre Arts/History from Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Joseph left an indelible mark on all of the people he met and he will be greatly missed.

SERVICES: Visiting hours will be held at the DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St., Nashua on Wednesday from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. A Funeral Service in his honor will be held at the Community Chapel, 5 St. Laurent St., Nashua on Thursday morning at Ten o’clock. Friends are invited to attend. Interment prayers and burial will be private. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a memorial donation to Joe’s passion, the theatre at Theatre for All, c/o 245 Stonebridge Dr., Nashua, NH 03063 or The Nashua Public Library. The DAVIS FUNERAL HOME in Nashua is in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.davisfuneralhomenh.com. “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER” (603) 883-3401.