Joanne L. Assetta Iovino, a longtime teacher in Malden, passed away July 20, 2017.
The wife of 46 years to Leonard “Lenny” Iovino, Joanne was a dedicated educator and one of the founding members of the Malden High School Alumni Association. A graduate in the Class of 1964, Joanne was part of the group that organized the 150th anniversary celebration of the school’s founding. She and other members of that group subsequently decided to establish the MHSAA in 2009.
As vice president of the new alumni group, Joanne was instrumental in dealing with the myriad of details, including the IRS, required for the group to exist. Her efforts were also vital in establishing the Alumni Hall of Fame.
She was the loving mother of Joe Iovino & his wife Kati of Malden. Sister of the late Louis Assetta & his surviving wife Sheila. Sister-in-law of Lucille Marshall of Henderson, NV. Dear aunt of Michael Maresco, Guy Assetta & Lisa Porro & beloved cousin of Lorraine O’Leary. She is also survived by numerous friends and cousins.