Ilene F. Ianniello, 78

TRUMBULL—Ilene F. Ianniello, age 78, of Trumbull, beloved wife of Deacon Daniel J. Ianniello, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 26, 2020 holding the hand of her beloved husband of 58 years.

Born in the Bronx, NY, the daughter of the late Lincoln Wiseman and Gertrude Morse, she had been an area resident for the last 59 years. Ilene received her BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Bridgeport and worked for many years passionately helping non-profits, legal offices, churches, and private businesses with their bookkeeping and business needs.

Ilene was very involved in her Catholic faith and the various churches where she worshipped. She was a devoted volunteer for St. Raphael’s School, Operation Hope and Pivot Ministries and very active and a founding President of the Deacon’s Wives Ministries that supports many ministries including providing the opportunity for inner-city children to travel to New York City to see a Broadway Play.

Ilene will be lovingly remembered as an out-going, friendly woman who was always ready and willing to help those in need. Survivors in addition to her loving husband Deacon Dan include three beloved children, Daniel J. Ianniello, Jr. (Margaret) of Southbury, Sue Ianniello of Shelton and Anne Ianniello of West Long Branch, NJ; three cherished grandchildren, Tanya Vasquez (Hector), Michael Ianniello and J.D. Ianniello; step-great granddaughter, Leanette Vasquez; two loving great-grandchildren, Niko and Dominik; three brothers, Alan Wiseman (Paula), Michael Morse (Mary) and Melvin Morse (Carol); two sisters, Sarah Kathan (David) and Gale Morse (Jay) and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, February 3, 2020 at 11:00 am at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 149 South Pine Creek Road, Fairfield. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. Friends may greet the family Sunday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. In lieu of flowers contributions in Ilene’s memory may be made to St. Raphael’s School, 324 Frank Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604 or to the Deacon’s Wives Ministries, c/o 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. For information please visit