Bart ‘Skip’ Iannetta , 88, of Mt Sinai NY, and beloved husband of Josephine, passed away peacefully on Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020 , at the St James Care facility in St James, NY. Family and friends are invited to gather for a memorial visitation to celebrate Bart’s life at a time and place to be determined. He is residing at The Branch Funeral Home in Miller Place, NY. For more information, please visit Bart was born in Brooklyn to Catherine and Peter Iannetta and grew up in Staten Island. After High School, Bart served his country in the Navy as an Aerographer on the USS LEYTE during the Korean War. Afterwards, he attended Drexel (Delta Sigma Phi) and Adelphi Universities to earn a BS in Physics and MS in Mathematics. During those years, he and Josephine met, fell in love at first sight, and were married in 1960. Bart worked at SperryRand Corp for 33 years, before retiring as the Programming Dept. Head to then focus on his most important interests, his wife and family. Bart loved to read, relax by the water, whether a pool, ocean or on his many cruises with Josephine. His greatest joy was his family. Bart will remain forever in our hearts and is survived by his dear wife Josephine, his children Catherine O’Malley (& Charles) , Marie Harned, (& Leonard), Bart Iannetta (& Laurie) , and Joann Alberici. He was the cherished grandfather of Dylan, Zachary, Megan, Caitlin, Madison, Alex, Jayson and Violet. . He was predeceased by his beloved parents, Catherine and Peter Iannetta and his brother Peter. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider donations in Bart's memory to Alzheimer’s Association.


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  1. I am so sorry for your loss Mr and Mrs Iannetta were my customers in Walgreens in Smithtown when I worked there.May God comfort you all.
    Karen Gorny (Main Cashier)

  2. Our hearts were broken on Sunday when we received the news of Skip’s passing. We loved him so much. We have only fun and wonderful memories of him. He was a such a good and kindhearted man. His loss is a tremendous loss to all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, his children, his grandchildren and all of those who called him friend.

  3. We are sending our love to Jo and the entire Iannetta family. Thanks to Cathy & Chuck,over the years, we had the good fortune to spend time with Bart & Jo for a number of family celebrations. Bart was always so full of fun & warmth. What a smile! He had the gift of making you feel part of the family – and what a wonderful family it is. The photos on this site show a man much loved and a life well lived. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim & Pat O’Malley

  4. Bart Iannetta was to those who knew him a quiet & gentle man, however in many ways he was by far Larger than Life. He was a man that for anyone, who was lucky enough to have met Him or his Family would walk away feeling honored! He was a smart man & held a wealth of wisdom, of which he was always willing & generous in sharing to those in need of help or advice. Bart will be remembered for several things… being a True Family Man, his Smile which would light up a room upon greeting you. My favorite, the big Hug he would give you, that made anyone feel secure to be in the arms of a True Friend! I believe hands down, he will be remembered for how much he Adored his wife of sixty years Josephine! Theirs was a True Love Story. This gentleman will be greatly missed. All our hearts are aching. God now has a Very Special Angel.
    With Broken Hearts, Matty & Sandra Prainito

    With Broken Hearts, Matthew & Sandra Prainito

  5. I was saddened to hear of Bart’s passing. My deepest condolences to the family.
    Barry Gordon

  6. I am deeply saddened to learn of Bart’s passing. He was a splendid man: a good friend, a great boss, and an excellent co-worker. On many occasions, Bart’s calm approach and wise perspective helped me through one temperamental episode or another during my early career. He taught me Univac Assembly language in a SPACE course, and helped me refine my skills for years. His rich family life was clear to anyone who came into contact. I have too many memories of moments to recount here – one of them involves softball batting practice – but suffice it to say that I am still grateful for his influence, his support, and his friendship for many years. Sincere sympathies and best wishes to his family, and his innumerable friends.

    Gene Dahl

  7. He will be missed / this photo was either my 20th or 25th anniversary award at Sperry. Bart presented it to me and this photo is a keeper.

  8. What a beautiful tribute to an amazing man. I have so many fond memories of Mr. Ianetta. Walking into the Ianetta home as a kid was a great memory, you felt the love right away. I always remember how Mr. and Mrs. I were the most loving couple. Sweet and adorable .You are special Mr. Ianetta. I loved dancing with you at Marie and Lennys wedding another great memory! You were an incredible dancer! Rest In Peace you had such a beautiful life. Sending condolences to Mrs. Ianetta and all the rest of this beautiful family.

  9. Dear Jo, Cathy, Marie, Bart, and Joanne,
    So many memories of your husband & father~~Skip had an eye for the ladies but there was only one woman in his life. He was/is so in love with you, Jo, and so proudly called you his wife. Always sneaking up behind you for a hug kiss, always sharing everything with you, always checking to see if you arrived ok, always loving you. He loved spending time with his daughters, talking & laughing, being the perfect dad and the example of how a man should treat them. He & his son shared Super Bowl games & his beloved Yankees, discussing the games for days. He welcomed Lenny and Chuck into the family with open arms and Laurie became his 4th daughter. His 8 grandchildren were his pride joy. He and Jo went to every football, lacrosse, hockey, baseball and dance recital that they could. He loved talking with them and sharing their interests.
    Knowing him for over 55 years I also saw the way he treated everyone! Always welcoming you with a smile & hug…and teasing you in good humor. No, Skip, they don’t have ‘stage coaches’ in Indiana anymore. He also was looking to hold babies and he & Denise ‘fought” over who got the baby first!
    He loved good food & good wine and an after dinner cordial. He & Jo always went ‘half’ on pastries. If he enjoyed something, he would want to share it with the love of his life.
    During his stay in St James, Jo told me often how the staff referred to him as being so sweet…and, yes, he was, as well as being a real gentleman. Gentle and kind.
    Your ‘favorite blonde’ is going to miss you but I will also smile because I was lucky enough to be your sister in law.
    Rest in Peace,

  10. Aunt Jo, Bart, Cathy, Marie, and Joanne, I’m sorry we couldn’t be there. Love you all…
    Uncle Skip you will be dearly missed. I’m going to miss the Yankees and Giants talks that we used to have. Thank you for all the great memories. You were a great uncle! Aunt Kay is right, you would always fight with Aunt Jo who would get the babies first to hold when you guys were down here in Florida. Fly high and rest in peace Unc..

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