Lorenzo (Lawrence) Iacono, 79, of Houston, Texas passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2016. He was born in Santa Elisabetta, Sicily, Italy, on June 1, 1936, to the late Domenica and Michelangelo Iacono. Lorenzo graduated from the University of Sorbonne in Paris, France and soon after married his wife, Jocelyne Iacono, on December 24, 1960, in Lille, France. Lorenzo was a Professor of Language Arts early in his career, and later an entrepreneur, having built a successful natural stone company that provided stone for many buildings, skyscrapers, and U.S. embassies around the world. He was also a longtime member of the Knights of Malta, a charitable organization, where he served as Ambassador. Lorenzo is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jocelyne; five children, Isabelle Radakovich, Florence Henderson, Federico Iacono, Rosanna Karim, and Vittorio Iacono, ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Pasquale Iacono, and is survived by two sisters, Teresa Lo Cicero, and Maria Milioto. A private family funeral was held at Integrity Funeral Care at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8.
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