Primo Louis Iannone

January 18, 1936April 1, 2013

Primo L. Iannone, age 77, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 1, 2013 surrounded by his family. He was born on January 18, 1936 in Endicott, NY to Louis and Angelina (Capri) Iannone. He was the youngest of four children. Primo served on active duty in the Army of the United States from 1955 to 1961. He was a proud, past Exalted Ruler of Endicott Elks Lodge 1977. Primo had a successful career as a Computer Engineer with IBM Poughkeepsie and IBM Owego for 35 years. Following his retirement he relocated to Apex, NC to be near family. Primo had a passion for photography and was often seen with his camera around his neck. Primo loved to take pictures of everything from flowers to unique buildings and landscapes, and most of all his family. He created beautiful collages and DVD’s as gifts to family and friends that will be our keepsakes. Primo loved to visit his grandchildren in NYC and explore and photograph his way all around Manhattan. He enjoyed listening to his music on his drive to Binghamton, NY to visit his daughter and play cards with his buddies at the Elks Lodge.

Primo is survived by his loving daughters; Melinda Freeman and Julie Iannone Pastro (James), his brother, Anthony (Arlene) Iannone, his sister in law Rose Iannone, his cherished grandchildren, Skyler and Mariella Pastro, and devoted nephews and nieces; Joseph and Renee Iannone, Louis and Beth Iannone, Joannie and Al Galbraith, Patty and Bill Rusciano, four very special grandnieces; Jessie, Marie, Hannah and Matthew, and the mother of his children, Joan Iannone.

He was predeceased by his parents, his siblings Joseph and Eleanor and infant daughter Lisa.

Primo’s family will receive visitors on Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 12:00-2:00 pm at Apex Funeral Home, 550 W. Williams St., Apex. A chapel service will follow at 2:00 pm.

Special thanks to the staff at Spring Arbor of Apex and Hospice of Wake County.

In lieu of flowers his family requests donations in his honor to Western Wake Crisis Ministry, 103 East Chatham Street, Apex, NC 27502 or Elks Lodge, Endicott, NY No. 1977, 619 N Nanticoke Ave, Endicott, NY 13760-4116.

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April 29, 2013

Melinda, Julie and family, Reading your dad's obituary tells me alot about a man I nevr met and wished I did. Sad he crossed over so young. Enjoy the memories to get you all through......Sincerely, Judy Krukowski Chenango Bridge NY

Shannon Hughes

April 26, 2013

Joan, I am so sorry to read of Primo's passing. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

April 8, 2013

Am so sorry to hear about your loss. Donna Dixson

John & Vickie Christofaro

April 6, 2013

Our deepest sympathy for the loss of Primo. We met him at Joey & Renee's home a few years ago and enjoyed his companionship. We did not know him well but were aware of his family's love for him. Our prayers are with all the Iannone's.

Pat Archer

April 5, 2013

My deepest sympathy to the Iannone family in their time of loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you all!!

Judi Healander

April 5, 2013

I'm sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. My prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Judi Healander

April 5, 2013

Julie and Melinda, So sorry about your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Beaver and Nancy Karn

Brian and Rose Bennett

April 4, 2013

We are so sorry to hear about your father's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Eddie & Cindy Hobby

April 4, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Eddie & Cindy Hobby

April 3, 2013

Dear Melinda and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. We are holding you close in our hearts. With love, The Sickora Family, Binghamton