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Iovieno, Retired Middle School Secretary, Dies

YORKTOWN, N.Y. — Rosemary T. Iovieno, a longtime resident of Yorktown Heights, died March 15 at Albany Medical Center with her children at her side. She was 70.

Iovieno was retired as a secretary for Mildred E. Strang Middle School in Yorktown. She was also a devout parishioner of St. Patrick's Church in Yorktown Heights.

She was born May 1, 1941, in Brooklyn to Elizabeth and John Sweeney. Raised in Cambria Heights, Queens, Iovieno attended Sacred Heart Elementary School. She graduated from The Mary Louise Academy in Jamaica, Queens, in 1958 and continued her education in secretarial school, later working for McKinsey Consulting in New York City.

In 1966, she married Frank M. Iovieno, and she enjoyed her time as a homemaker for their four children while they were young. Rosemary Iovieno then worked as a secretary at Strang Middle School for 26 years before retiring in 2009.

She is survived by her sons Phil (Katie) Iovieno of Delmar, N.Y., and John (Jackie) Iovieno of Pittsfield, Mass.; her daughters Amy Iovieno of Cedar Knolls, N.J., and Jeanne (Seth) Jacobs of Hopewell Junction, N.Y.; her brother Thomas Sweeney of Smithtown, N.Y.; and 10 grandchildren. She was predeceased by her infant sons Michael and Kevin, her husband, and her brother John.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Clark Funeral Home in Yorktown Heights. The funeral Mass will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's new church in Yorktown Heights.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either the Albany Medical Center Foundation , 43 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY 12208; or the Frank Iovieno Caring for Children Foundation , 260 Mountain Drive, Pittsfield, MA 01201.

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