OBITUARY

David J. Iacoponi

March 16, 1942January 14, 2013
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David J. “The Wizard” Iacoponi, 70, of Fairhaven, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 14, 2013. He was the husband of Charlene (Nelson) Iacoponi and the late Joyce E. (Rolli) Iacoponi.

Born in Acushnet, the son of the late Delmo and Leona (Fondry) Iacoponi, he was raised in Fairhaven, lived in New Bedford for 40 years then returned to Fairhaven 3 years ago.

David worked for the City of New Bedford for 37 years, retiring as Foreman of the Facilities Management Elm St. Garage. Following retirement 13 years ago, he held several part time jobs including an armored guard for Brinks Armored Truck.

David loved being at his homestead in Fairhaven which he referred to as “the farm”. A master craftsman and repairman, he was a self- taught, hands-on type of guy who could fix almost anything. Being tough as nails and active as a man half his age, he was often seen chopping wood, fishing, boating, quahogging and riding his quad and Bobcat. He and his children summered at their cottage on Sconticut Neck Road. He was a collector of antiques, enjoyed watching the FOX Channel and was a proud member of the NRA.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Dean Iacoponi of Fairhaven; Lynne Raad and her husband Tom Raad of Westport and Erin Iacoponi of New Bedford; his sisters, Arlene Bertoldo and husband Kenneth of Fairhaven and Adrienne Millhouse of Dartmouth; his grandchildren, Brittany Iacoponi of New Bedford and Nicholas and Alyssa Raad both of Westport; and several nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Brett Iacoponi.

His Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 9am in the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven. Visiting hours will be held Friday 4-8pm. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, New Bedford. For online tributes and directions please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Friday, January 18, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 19, 2013

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  • Burial
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Lynne Raad

January 20, 2013

To Dad, Today we said "goodbye". I know we had good times and bad times but know that I never stopped loving you or thinking about you. I am so glad that you got to see the new house this summer. I will miss you and, Nick and Ally will too. I know that you are now with "Mamu". I am looking through all the pictures of all the good times and thats what i will remember you smiling and laughing. Love Lynne

January 20, 2013

I am sorry for your loss. Amy cashier at Fairhaven True Value

Suzanne Brousseau

January 19, 2013

Charlene, so sorry for your sudden loss. Remember all the good memories you made together.
Dean, Lynne and Erin I'm so sorry about the loss of your Dad. You were like family when we all lived on Merrimac. Try to remember just the good times. You've all been through some tough times over the years but you all got through them. Stay close to one another. I planned to be there for you, but was sick yesterday so keeping my germs to myself. Love to all of you.

Beth

January 18, 2013

Aunt Charlene, I Love you so very much. Though it cannot compare to the love and companionship of David. Knowing how much your heart is broken at the lose of your Love, and the lose of a father to his children is overwhelming.
My thoughts and compassion to you all.

Donna Amado

January 17, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

January 17, 2013

Charlene, Arlene, Kenny and Adrienne,
I am so sorry for your loss. David was a fine man. Those we love are never lost to us as long as we keep them in our hearts forever.
Susan Mosher (Florida)

Carole

January 17, 2013

To my sister, Charlene.... Know that I love you. I am truely heartbroken for you but I know David will always be with you.

To Deane, Erin and Lynne.....again I am sorry for your loss and I am happy my sister was loved by your Dad

Emily Lima

January 17, 2013

Charene Iam so sorry for your loss my prayers are with you always Emily

MARLENE LAMB

January 16, 2013

TO MY FRIEND CHARLENE, SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. MY CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY. XOX
MARLENE

FROM THE FAMILY