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Port Chester's Iasillo Remembered at Funeral

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. – Mourners filled Corpus Christi Church to remember the life of former mayor Peter Iasillo on Saturday morning. Iasillo, mayor of Port Chester from 1980 to 1993, was remembered as a man who served his country, church, and community for several decades.

The casket of the 82-year-old Republican was led into the church, where around 80 people filled the pews. An American flag was draped on top because of Iasillo’s service in the U.S. Army.

During his homily, Father Thomas Ruekert thanked Iasillo for having served Port Chester, America, and Corpus Christi throughout his life. He mentioned Iasillo’s work as an engineer at UOP Instruments and his time as president of Maguire Brothers Brush Co.

He was always busy even after his time as mayor, according to Ruekert, having been an usher for many years and joining several civic associations.

His son Peter Jr., eulogized his father by singing “Happy Trails” because the two used to watch Roy Rogers together. People dabbed their tears and applauded Iasillo after he was finished singing.

Iasillo Jr. had mentioned the passing of his father on Facebook page from a heart condition, at Sound Shore Medical Center. Thereafter, he received over a 100 comments offering support, condolences, and appreciation for his father.

In addition to Peter Jr., Iasillo is survived by his daughters, Judy and Kathy DiMattio, his wife, Gloria, and three granddaughters, Amanda, Rebecca, and Stacey.

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