Obituary of James Richard Iannielli III
James Richard Iannielli III, passed away suddenly on June 29, 2020, at the age of 55.
Born in Denville, James spent his entire life in Rockaway, NJ.
He worked for the Morris County Sheriff’s Department before becoming a Rockaway Township Police officer where he worked for 25 years before retiring as Sergeant in 2019. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially his fishing trips to Lake Ontario and Wyoming, but more than anything he loved to spend time with his grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
James was predeceased by his son James Richard Iannielli IV in 2018. He was also predeceased by his parents James Richard II and Judith Iannielli and his brother Alvin Poole.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 34 years, Dorothy “Dotty” (Murray) Iannielli of Rockaway Twp., NJ. He is also survived by his loving daughters Jamie and her husband Greg Bloete of Rockaway, and Jenna Iannielli of Rockaway, as well as his grandchildren Chase, Avery, Lucas, and Madeline. His sister Judy Kelly and father and mother in-law Tom and Dorothy Murray all of Rockaway, NJ as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.
Visitation will be held on Friday July 3, 2020, from 3:30PM to 7:30PM at Norman Dean Home for Services 16 Righter Ave Denville, NJ 07834 www.normandean.com. A funeral service will be held immediately after the visitation at 7:30PM in the funeral home.
Due to the ongoing health crisis we are limited to the amount of people that can be in the building at one time, we appreciate your compliance and understanding. Those that are not able to attend can watch the service live via this link. *Click Here for Live Service* (Service link will not be active until the service time.)
Memorial donations can be made in his memory to: St. Judes Children’s Hospital by way of inmemof.org.
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