OBITUARY

Mary Ann Iadanza

October 11, 1942January 5, 2021
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Mary Ann Iadanza, wife of Deacon John Michael Iadanza from St. Mary Parish in Tampa, 78, died January 5, 2021 peacefully, holding hands with her husband, in her Tampa home.

Mary Ann & Deacon John were high school sweethearts, married for 58 years; together for 63 years. They relocated to Florida in 1998 from New Jersey. She was a substitute teacher and the 1st President of the Italian American Society of Voorhees, New Jersey. She loved bingo, puzzles, cards, crosswords, crocheting, making jewelry & listening to George Strait. Mary Ann’s favorite vacation was cruising and traveling to the Holy Land with her loving husband, Deacon John. Mary Ann’s most precious moments were spent with her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mary Ann is survived and cherished by her loving husband, Deacon John Michael Iadanza of Tampa, FL; She is cherished by her three children, Joseph Iadanza of Stratford, NJ, AnnMarie Iadanza Munoz and her husband Donny Kurt Munoz of Lutz, FL, John Michael Iadanza and his wife, Annamarie Iadanza of Chesterfield, NJ; brother John Jensen of Joplin, MO; eight grandchildren, Joseph Michael (Iadanza) Passarella of Lutz, FL, Krystal LeAnn (Iadanza) Puckett and her husband Zachary Puckett of Tulsa, OK, Michael Anthony Passarella III and his wife Lacey Victoria Passarella of Clementon, NJ, Jennifer Lynne Iadanza of Tahlequah, OK , Gina Marie Passarella of Lutz, FL, Mariana Janelle Passarella of Lutz, FL, Thomas John Iadanza of Chesterfield, NJ, Brandon Joseph Gerard of Clearwater, FL; three great grandchildren, Caden Michael Passarella of Parrish, FL, Halo Janelle Passarella of Parrish, FL and Clara Marie Passarella of Clementon, NJ; two sister-in-laws, Mary Margre of Voorhees, NJ and MaryAnn Iadanza of Long Island, NY; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services are as follows: Visitation will take place on Monday January 11, 2021 at Blount & Curry Carrollwood Chapel, 3207 W. Bearss Ave., Tampa, FL 33618, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm with a prayer service at 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass on Tuesday January 12, 2021 at 1pm, St. Mary 15520 North Boulevard Tampa, FL 33613. Masks and social distancing required.

Committal will follow at 3pm at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 5233 118th Avenue North, Clearwater, FL 33760.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, January 11, 2021

  • Wake Service

    Monday, January 11, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021

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JIm Monaco

January 26, 2021

John and I were high school friends and had a chance to share our teenage years together. John adored Mary Ann and I so wanted to find someone to share my life with and be like them both.
We went to the senior prom together and I was in their wedding party. What great memories and what a wonderful life they shared. My thoughts are with you. Jim Monaco


carleen guerreri

January 13, 2021

To my Loving Aunt Maryanne you have always been a mentor to me. I was always able to go to you for my difficulties in life you always had a kind ear and hard heart I needed. My great memory of you with Uncle Johnny ❤ were watching how happy you both were cuddling in the lake. Just enjoying each other relaxing in the lake. Maybe someday I'd fine that special person in my life like you did AuntMaryanne and have your loving household. R.I.P. My aunt Maryanne and my Godmother till we see each other again I will always love you. R.I.P. my amazing Aunt and Godmother.

Susan Harrison

January 11, 2021

I know John from my years teaching with him at Tampa Catholic High School. Through him I got to know his wife, Mary Ann. In all the years I have known John, the one thing that has deeply moved me is the great love and devotion he has for Mary Ann and his children, and his great faith. My deepest condolences to you, John, and your family.
Susan Harrison

Paul Gerike

January 11, 2021

The Iadanzas were my next door neighbors growing up in Medford Lakes NJ. Just a great family and John and Mary Ann were always so nice to me. I think secretly Mary Ann wanted me to marry her niece, whom I took to my prom! We had breakfast back at their house afterwards. Oh and lots of memories of using the lake together. Boy those were great days back then. I'm sorry to hear of Mary Ann's passing. My prayers are with the whole family. Warm regards, Paul Gerike

Mary Margre

January 10, 2021

Mary Ann was more than a sister-in-law to me. I knew her for most of my life. I think of her as my sister. I enjoyed her sense of humor and her love of family. I love her even more because she made my brother so happy. One of my favorite memories is over morning coffee chats. Living next door to each other was great. It made our families so much a part of each others. I'm so grateful to God for the beautiful last day Johnny and Mary Ann had together. God bless you John for being such a caring and loving husband. I love and miss you Mary Ann. You are with God now.

Lani Diaz

January 10, 2021

My heart is filled with deep emotion since you were called to Heaven. I know you were greeted by your Mother our Nana and your Sister, my Mother Maureen. I will always keep our cherished memories in my heart forever. I am so lucky to have had You as my Aunt. You were always so special, a second Mom, always loving, funny and kind. I had the privilege of living with you all for a short period in Medford lakes, NJ before going back to California. Oh....Yes, Aunt Mary Ann you were right!!! I should have stayed with you all. I missed you all so much when I left. Until we meet again, I look forward to knowing you will be one of my angels in heaven. You will be forever missed and loved ❤️❤️❤️Love You always, Your niece Lani

Gracemarie Ivins

January 10, 2021

My beautiful Aunt Maryann ......just saying her name puts a smile on my face and happiness in my heart! She was one of the funniest members of our family. As a kid I loved listening and laughing and singing with her at family gatherings. You never knew what she would do or say that would shock you and make you crack up. Yes she was a fun loving aunt and I'm so glad she was mine. I will miss her so much and I know, because of her strong faith, that she is now in Heaven with our Lord. I pray for strength for my Uncle John ( and Godfather) as he took such impecable care of her right to the end. It was beautiful and right that my Aunt Maryann left this world holding hands with the love of her life. May God bless all of her family and give them strength during this very difficult time. I will miss hearing my aunt saying to me "I love you sweetheart" , so for now, till I see you again, I love you Auntie💜


Karen VanArtsdalen

January 9, 2021

I’ve had the privilege of knowing Mrs. Iadanza for over 30 years. She had a family who always remained very close and filled with so much love. To know her was like being part of the family.

My deepest sympathy goes out to all the family during this difficult time and hoping time will help heal their hearts and replace their hurt with all the precious memories they have with her.

I know heaven holds a special place for Mrs. Iadanza and she is now in the arms of our loving Lord.

Susan Ormesher

January 8, 2021

Mrs. Iadanza was a wonderful woman and much loved and cherished by all who knew her. I will miss seeing her when I come to Florida and think of her and know it was a privilege to know her and her family. She was a part of my family in my heart.

Albert Ruiu

January 8, 2021

Albert, Michele, Rolene and the entire Ruiu family send condolences to the Iadanza family...

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