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Former Port Chester Mayor Iasillo, 82, Passes Away

Iasillo, who was Port Chester's mayor for 13 years, died early this morning.

Former Port Chester Mayor Peter Iasillo passed away early Wednesday morning, according to Iasillo's friends and family.

As a trustee and mayor, Iasillo's career as a public servant in the village spanned more than two decades, but Iasillo was never far from the public eye. He wrote a book, "Was It Worth It?", detailing his time in public office, and remained active in Port Chester politics and public discussions until his death.

His son, Peter Iasillo Jr., left a message this morning on his Facebook page:

"Dad's gone. He went peacefully this morning at 5:49. I will post information about the wake and funeral home later today. Bye Pops. I love you."

The elder Iasillo, who was 82 years old, has been on life support since Feb. 2, and was resuscitated by hospital staff the following day.

Former colleagues, friends and acquaintances of the former mayor began leaving sympathy notes on Facebook this morning.

"He was a friend and a source of inspiration to all who knew him," Christopher Pierro Sr. wrote. "He will be sorely missed."

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Tom Kissner February 08, 2012 at 03:02 PM
In a way, this is like the end of an era. Peter Iasillo's impact on Port Chester politics is beyond dispute. Although I myseff was of a different political persuasion, I had to respect him for his unflagging support for community projects such as the Boy Scouts. Rest in peace, sir.
Anne Latella February 08, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Peter Iasillo was a classmate and fellow graduate. He was bright, articulate, extremely well liked by all and had a very pleasant personality. His dedication to making Port Chester the very best community to live in is deeply appreciated by' all who knew him well. He will be greatly missed by the entire community.
Peter Iasillo, Jr. February 08, 2012 at 04:00 PM
I'm sure my Dad would be very pleased to know that even those on the other side of the political fence have kind words of respect for him. He really enjoyed learning how to use the computer to communicate with his friends and family and we are so grateful that it now affords us the ability to hear from all of you. God bless and thanks.
theodore Mead February 08, 2012 at 08:09 PM
Seems that I remember a brother, Caspar Iasillo, who played basketball in my era, 1947-9. There was a third brother; all three played together one year. Long ago and far away.
Bart Didden February 08, 2012 at 11:27 PM
Arrangements for Mayor Peter Iasillo have been announced Craft Memorial Home - Friday February 10th, 4 - 8 pm A Funeral Mass at Corpus Christi Church Saturday February 11th, 9:15 am Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery

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