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“My sympathies to John's family. He was an amazing person and influenced many people and their careers, including my own. I have always thought of...Read More »
1 of 30 | Posted by: Fred Horan - Bluffton, SC

“Mr.I was always so kind to me , my thoughts and prayers are with his wonderful family ,we have such great memories of all the Iandoli's and they are...Read More »
2 of 30 | Posted by: Teresa Ganias - Worcester, MA

“My mom brother n I worked at the Westborough Store. Mom was in the meat room for years...I worked in the stores bakery under John Scano all thru my...Read More »
3 of 30 | Posted by: Jean Newton - Westborough, MA

“My condolences to all the Iandoli children and grandchildren. John was my mentor and once complimented me as "his clone".20 years at Iandoli markets...Read More »
4 of 30 | Posted by: Michael Pichierri - FL

“I was just reading the interview on Mr. I Yes he spoke the truth.Mr I knew no other way of doing it. I will miss You Mr I.. I'm so Sorry, this...Read More »
5 of 30 | Posted by: Jane Hines - Delray Beach, FL

“So sorry to hear of Mr. Iandoli's passing! He was an amazing and great man and I will always remember him for his kindness! ”
6 of 30 | Posted by: Terry Gilchrist - Shrewsbury, MA

“So sorry John. ”
7 of 30 | Posted by: Craig Kobel - Holden, MA - Friend

“So sorry to hear of John's passing.I have known many of the family members for many years now. May he Rest in PeaceClay Parker ”
8 of 30 | Posted by: Clay parker - Jefferson, MA

“Johnny so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. May sweet memories somehow ease the pain. Condolences to your family. Deepest sympathy. Joey D ”
9 of 30 | Posted by: Joey D'Angelo - Worcester, MA

“To all the members of the Iandoli family,I just learned the sad news that John Sr has passed away. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss...Read More »
10 of 30 | Posted by: Mariann Harrington Mahoney - MA

“To the Iandoli Family,I send my sincere and heartfelt condolences. I was so sad to hear of your Dad's passing. May your many wonderful memories of...Read More »
11 of 30 | Posted by: Muffin Harrington Ylitalo - MD

“Our condolences go out to John's siblings, children, grand & great grand children on his passing. So sad to see another of our greatest generation...Read More »
12 of 30 | Posted by: A friend

“My condolences to Marianne, Liz, Kathy, Nancy and the rest of the Iandoli siblings. So sad to hear of your loss. Wishing you all peace and comfort...Read More »
13 of 30 | Posted by: A friend

“To all the Iandoli children, I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart is heavy with sadness. Your family has been my neighbor for 55 years. You...Read More »
14 of 30 | Posted by: Mary Sheehan - Shrewsbury, MA

“My sincere condolences to Maryanne and all the Iandoli family. A great tribute to Mr Iandoli reading his obituary, a great man. ”
15 of 30 | Posted by: Marie Brissette - Auburn, MA

“Dear Iandoli Family My deep & heartfelt sympathy to you on the passing of your dad He certainly gave his heart & soul to his family & community The...Read More »
16 of 30 | Posted by: Judy Polito - Shrewsbury, MA

“God bless and take care of a great human being . (Mr I) ”
17 of 30 | Posted by: William Reilly - Fairhaven, MA

“John, very sorry to hear about the loss of your father, thoughts and prayers for you and your family. God bless Mr. Iandoli. ”
18 of 30 | Posted by: Gaetano Monopoli - Northborough, MA

“My condolences to the Iandoli Family. John was such a special man that I shall never forget, tough but fair hard working and honest. ”
19 of 30 | Posted by: John Hoye - Thompson, CT

“To all of the Iandolis...So sad to see this obituary. Kind of the end of an era. On behalf of the Kanes, particularly Timmy RIP, also David, Ken...Read More »
20 of 30 | Posted by: A friend

“Nancy Im so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Ann Marie Incutto ”
21 of 30 | Posted by: Ann Marie Incutto - Worcester, MA

“John & FamilyThoughts and prayers to your and your family. Gail ”
22 of 30 | Posted by: Gail Phillips Phillips - MA

“Remembering with fond memories working at Iandolis and bowling with John. Rip. Paul Diciccol ”
23 of 30 | Posted by: Paul T. Dicicco - Millbury, MA

“Please accept our heart felt sympathy on the loss of your beloved Fathet ”
24 of 30 | Posted by: Ed & Barbara Carchidi - MA

“My deepest sympathy to the Iandoli family. ”
25 of 30 | Posted by: Joan Perry - Worcester, MA

“John was my mentor, in the Food Industry, for 25 years, while working for Iandoli Super Markets. John taught me most of what I knew of the industry...Read More »
26 of 30 | Posted by: John Biscotti

“Doley and family Sorry for your loss What a wonderful manMay he Rest In Peace and his memory be eternal ”
27 of 30 | Posted by: Carol and Jason Hamilton

“Mr Iandoli and his brothers were very kind gentlemen. In 1974-75, they gave jobs to"graduating students" from the Mercy Center School. The school's...Read More »
28 of 30 | Posted by: Donna Zona Towner - Shrewsbury, MA

“John, May you rest in peace. He was a wonderful man and a pleasure to work for. ”
29 of 30 | Posted by: Ann Earnest - Worcester, MA

“I have so many wonderful memories of John during time spent at The Flying Bridge in Falmouth and on his boat the "Mrs. I" with son Jim as Captain in...Read More »
30 of 30 | Posted by: Jocelyn Talbot Talbot - FALMOUTH, MA


In a recent article published in the Telegram about 'The Greatest Generation' John Iandoli didn't mince his words. In fact he was very candid and not necessarily politically correct as he called it like it was in his words. His details were brutally honest about combat and war, life and death. The article talked about his entry as a Marine during World War II where he received the Bronze Star during the Okinawa invasion. He was one of five Iandoli brothers who served in various branches during World War II. And with the grace of God they all returned respectively to their native Worcester safely to join their parents and additional two brothers to manage the very successful Iandoli Supermarkets established by their father in 1921. John readily admitted his mother was a vital part of the operations and to which much of the success was attributed. The company would later grow with Honey Farm Convenience Stores and various liquor stores throughout Central Massachusetts. John also noted that unlike a lot of family businesses where division surfaces and can be the demise of a family fortune...John and his six brothers were successful in remaining co-workers and brothers while the company was in existence. He served as the company's President until its sale in 1985. 

John was born August 11, 1925 in Worcester a son of the late Albert and Mary (Keevan) Iandoli. He was a graduate of Commerce High School with the class of 1943. He married Grafton Hill native Janet E. Todd in Saint Stephen's Church on September 1, 1952. They moved to Shrewsbury in 1952 to raise their what would be very large family. Janet died August 6, 2011 at age 81 and John joined her on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 when he died at his daughter Nancy's home in Bourne. He was 94.

Shrewsbury was a community where John remained involved and in most recent years would hold court with his many buddies at the Senior Center. He was a daily communicant of Saint Mary's Church at the 8:30 Mass where he'd faithfully occupy the first (last) bench on the left. He was a longtime member of Adelphi Council #4181 Knights of Columbus and enjoyed playing in its bocce league. For years, North Falmouth was the zip code he and his family would retreat to be closer to the ocean and all the wonderful benefits of coastal living. He was a member of Megansett Yacht Club and the USMC Marine Corps League on Lake Avenue in Worcester.  

In addition to his wife, Janet he is predeceased by their infant son, James; his six brothers Louis, Albert, Vincent, James, Charles and Wilfred Iandoli.  

He leaves his children, John P. Iandoli Jr., of Shrewsbury, Marianne Bardsley (late Bruce) of Bourne, Elizabeth Raab (late Michael) of Falmouth, James T. Iandoli of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Kathleen Stake (Edward) of Shrewsbury, Nancy Iandoli (Joseph Paika) of Bourne, Carol Sutton (Gerard) of Worcester, twins Suzanne Iandoli (Brian O'Connor) of Pocasset, Sandra Coolidge (Mark) of Holden, Michael J. Iandoli of North Falmouth and David J. Iandoli (Anne Marie) of Cataumet, Daniel J. Iandoli (Elizabeth) of Cohasset; his sister-in-law Gloria A. Todd of Worcester; 19 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; many niece and nephews. 

Family and friends will honor and remember John's life by gathering for calling hours in The Eastern Shore Club (formerly Knights of Columbus), 206 South Quinsigamond Avenue, Shrewsbury on Sunday, September 22nd from 4 to 7 p.m. His funeral will begin from his residence, 11 Hutchins Street, at 9 a.m. on Monday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Mary's Church, 640 Main Street, Shrewsbury, where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.  

Memorials in his name to may be made to Veterans Inc., 69 Grove Street, Worcester, MA 01605.

Assisting the family are James & John Heald of The Joyce Funeral Home.

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