Lucille (Medeiros) Szymanski Iannetti, 93, died October 24 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She was a former resident of Falmouth.
She was one of the nine children of Joseph L. and Augusta (Leite) Medeiros and was raised in East Falmouth.
She was the wife of Frank A. Iannetti Jr. for 48 years.
Her first husband, Theodore J. Szymanski, preceded her in death.
She worked at the telephone company as an operator for 25 years in Falmouth.
An avid reader, she read cookbooks as much as novels and enjoyed entertaining, which allowed her to recreate and tweak many recipes she had read over the years. In her early married life she and her family lived in the Philippines for three years during Mr. Szymanski’s Coast Guard assignment there. The experience further developed her love of Asian cuisine that she frequently served later back in Falmouth.
Ms. Iannetti and her husband had spent the last 24 summers in Eastport, Maine, making the trip from Florida to Maine in their motor home every May and returning to Florida in October. During their time in Eastport they enjoyed the camaraderie and meals shared with a group of campers from Canada and the US who spent their summers together. Living in the coastal community they had abundant seafood with fresh lobsters; steamers and clam boils were a weekly feast. The couple also included visits to see friends in Falmouth each summer.
She leaves her children, Marlene S. Najmola of Kingston, Tennessee, John J. Szymanski of Scituate and Richard T. Szymanski of Upland, California; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. She also leaves four sisters, Margaret Hunter of Carlsbad, California, Betty Frei of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, Judy Baker of Sutter Creek, California, and Marietta Mack of La Selva Beach, California.
She was preceded in death by her sister Alice Franco; and three brothers, Joseph Medeiros, Sonny Medeiros and Norman Medeiros.
Family burial was private in Florida.