Joseph “Pa” Iellamo, 90, passed away peacefully on June 7, 2021.
Born in Springfield, he was the son of the late Giuseppe & Nellie (Zucco) Iellamo.
Joe was the proprietor of several businesses including the Windsor Court and Country Corners Bars, along with being a real estate developer of several sub-divisions. But his real joy was his boxing career, with an impressive 27-1 record. Joe enjoyed watching the Red Sox with a cigar in one hand and a beer in the other; adding just enough salt to produce a nice foam on top. Joe also loved cruising the open waters with his daughter Gina and her husband Jeff, all while enjoying gourmet meals.
Joe is survived by his, son, Joseph, daughter, Gina Wittnebert & husband Jeffrey of Warren, MA, beloved grandchildren & great-grandchildren, brother, Peter of FL, sister Mary St. Germain & husband Roger of Agawam, sister-in-law, Ann Marie Iellamo of Longmeadow, and many nieces & nephews.
He was predeceased by his, daughters, Debra Eaton & Joni Ensign, son John, grandson Michael, brothers, Paul & Domenick, and sisters, Nancy Scully, Frances Carestia, Camella Salvon & Catherine Maloney.
Family and friends are invited to visit Tuesday, June 15, 4-5:30 p.m., with a 5:30 p.m. prayer service at Tazzini Funeral Home, 22 Locust Street in Springfield. His burial will be at the convenience of his family.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to Shriners or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospitals.
Please visit www.TazziniFuneralHome.com for condolences.