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Theresa (Tessie) R. Iacovelli, 94,

            Theresa (Tessie) R. Iacovelli, 94, of Milford passed away on Tuesday, March 7th at her home. She was the wife of the late Francis R. Iacovelli, who died just one year ago. Together, they owned and operated the Francis Flower Shop, located at 78 Prospect Street in Milford.            

For over seven decades Tessie and her husband Francis worked side by side along with their children and several family members at the flower shop.  The “shop” has been a popular business establishment in the community for 75 years to friends and customers alike.  Tessie’s work specialty was decorating and cleaning.  She took great pride in the beautiful, seasonal window displays that graced the front of the shop. And, she always made sure that the flower shop was spic and span.            

  Theresa was born in Milford, to Albert and Margaret (Niro) Bernardi and was a lifelong Milford resident. She graduated from Milford High School in 1947 and belonged to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Milford. Like her husband Francis, she was truly devoted to her family. Her life was family and work. She also loved the arts. She painted, stenciled, sewed, refurbished furniture, decorated and redecorated often. She always had an excellent artist’s eye.            

She leaves a daughter, Patrice Iacovelli, two sons, John Iacovelli (Marianne), Rob Iacovelli (Anjeza), three grandchildren, Greg Iacovelli, Carolyn McCarthy (Kevin), Isabella Iacovelli, one great grandson, Jack McCarthy and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her late husband Francis, she is predeceased by her parents, her siblings, Andy Bernardi, Jip Calzaloia and Dot Carnaroli and her god daughter, Rita Niro.

The funeral will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 10 AM from the Consigli Ruggerio Funeral Home, 46 Water St. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 AM in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 5 East Main Street. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Calling hours for Theresa Iacovelli are on Monday from 5 to 7 PM.


Guest Book

Patrice, So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Nancy Boucher


Patrice and family, Dad has asked me to pass along their sympathies. We are so sadden to hear that Tessie has joined your father in heaven. Cherish all the wonderful memories. I'm sure they are both hanging around the flower shop in spirit.
Robin, NIck and Carol Moschilli


Patrice and family, Dad has asked me to pass along their sympathies. We are so sadden to hear that Tessie has joined your father in heaven. Cherish all the wonderful memories. I'm sure they are both hanging around the flower shop in spirit.
Robin, NIck and Carol Moschilli


John,Patrice and family- our deepest sympathies to all of you. Tess was such special lady and will be missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Dennis & Mary Lou DiGiando & Family❤️🙏
Mary Lou & Dennis DiGiando


my most deepest sympathy to you all. your mom was such a sweet woman. my parents got to know them on a working level along with john. please accept my most sincere condolences . sincerly, brenda depoto mayhew...formly of oak tree gardens
BRENDA


Patrice, John, and Rob, Jean and I are sending our sincere condolences to the family on the loss of your mother. Tessie and Francis were wonderful people and it was always a pleasure to visit the shop and enjoy some time with them. They will be missed by all of us. God bless.
Ed and Jean Iacovelli


I am deeply grateful for helping with caring for Tess for the past two years. I've met her wonderful family and friends. Tess will always be my freashy Tessie. Patrice, John, Rob and family, I'm sorry for your loss. Rest in Peace Tess
Mary (Magliocca) Cooke


Mrs. Iacovelli always had a smile for your friends, Patrice, and happily whipped up some delicious treats when the Wheaton friends came around. She is now reunited with the love of her life. May she and Francis rest in peace. Much love to you, Debbie
Debbie Thompson


Patrice and Family, sending our heartfelt sympathy and love…🙏🏻
Dave, Anne and Jen Cistoldi


Deepest sympathies to the family. Thoughts and prayers to all.
Theresa Lizotte and Family


Personal character traits tend to define us as we go through life. Tessie's hallmark was personal sacrifice and loyalty. Her husband, her children and all those customers who became family were better for having known her. My wife, Barbara, and I want to extend our most sincere sympathy to the Iacovelli family.
Louis Bertonazzi


So sad to hear of the passing of your mom I'm glad I got to know her for the short time I cared for her we had some good times and a lot of laughs she will remain in my heart forever may she rest in peace with your dad in heaven Diane friend
Diane Frend


A truly wonderful lady. May she be at peace with Fran.
The Simmons Family


So sorry for your loss she always had a smile
Charles Skaff


So sad for the loss of our Tess. She and Francis played an important role in my life. Her laughter and wit will remain forever in my heart . RIP dear Tess ❤️
Connie Niro


Very sorry to learn of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family
Ron and Diana Gabrilowitz


So sad for the loss of our Tess. She and Francis played a very important role in my life . Her laughter and wit will remain forever in my heart . Rest in Peace dear Tess. ❤️ Connie
Connie


To the family of Tessie , sending sincere sympathy for your loss, May all your memories fill your sorry, May she rest in the peace of our Lord.
The Paul G. Beccias Family


My deepest sympathies to the Iacovelli family. I always enjoyed seeing you mom at the shop and chatting. May she rest with the angels.
Patty Sharp


My sincere condolences to the family. Margaret ( Milan) Halacy
Margaret (Milan)Halacy


I’m so sad to hear this news . Your family was loved by the people of Milford .
Mary Ramaskewich Costa


Our condolences to the family, may she rest in the sweetest of peace.
Ana Demoura-Caldas and family


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