~~Beatrice Iannaccone, 98, of Whippany passed away at home surrounded by her family on January 16, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Notre Dame of Mt. Carmel Church, 75 Ridgedale Ave. in Cedar Knolls on Saturday, January 20th at 1:30pm. Entombment will follow at Holy Rood Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit at Bradley-Braviak Funeral Home, 49 Whippany Rd., in Whippany on Friday from 4 to 8pm. For further information or to send a condolence, please visit www.bradleyfuneralhomes.com.
Born and raised in Manhattan, the daughter of Irish immagrants, James and Bridget O’Hara, Beatrice had lived in Whippany since 1955. She was a graduate of Father Young S. J. Memorial High School, a women’s choir high school associated with Pius X School of Liturgical Music and of Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart where she majored in math and physics. Beatrice worked for the Navy Department during WWII, assigned to the Norden bombsite project. She later worked at Van Cleef & Arpels, as the assistant to Mr. Arpel, and for the Hanover School District. Beatrice was a long time parishioner and member of the choir at Notre Dame and the St. Clare’s Hospital Auxiliary. She and her husband Sal, a long time Mayor of Hanover Township, were dedicated to the growth and advancement of their community. Beatrice enjoyed opera, winters in West Palm Beach, traveling with her daughter, and spending time with her family.
Beatrice was the beloved wife of 68 years to Saverio “Sal” Iannaccone. She was the loving mother of Barbara Blair (Gerard), James Iannaccone ( Bunni), Lawrence Iannaccone (Cecelia), Robert Iannaccone (Karen Buerle), and Victor Iannaccone (Linda). She is also survived by her cherished grandchildren, Brian, Christopher, Mathew, Alexander, Lucas, Robert S., William, Lauren, and Katherine, great grandchildren, Jackson, Annabeth, and Luca and her brother, James O’Hara (Joan). She is predeceased by her sisters, Sr. Mary O’Hara, CSJ, Gloria O’Hara, and Geraldine Guthrie. In lieu of flowers, donations in Beatrice’s memory may be made to Notre Dame of Mt. Carmel’s Music Program.