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John B. Perroni, 89 of Manchester, N.H., died Monday, April 11, 2016, at the Villa Crest Nursing and Retirement Home in Manchester. John was born in Salem, Mass., on June 24, 1926, the son of the late Dominick and Sara (Criscenti) Perroni. He resided for many years in Derry and Wakefield, N.H., before moving to Manchester and Delray Beach, Fla., several years ago. John was a graduate of Salem High School, Salem, Mass., and later graduated from Boston College in 1950. He was a combat veteran and Bronze Star recipient, while serving with the US Army during WWII in Germany. John was the owner of JoLee Last Co., in Manchester. He retired from the New Hampshire Department of Safety as Supervisor of Driver Licensing after a long second career with the State. John very much enjoyed attending his children’s and grandchildren’s activities, including lacrosse and football games. John was a loving husband, wonderful father, extraordinary grandfather and a loyal friend. He will be dearly missed.

John is survived by his wife of 65 years, Silvia (Monaco) Perroni of Manchester; one daughter, Emily Napoli and her husband Bob, of Derry; three sons, Colonel USAF (Ret) Jack Perroni and his wife, Mary of Colorado Springs, Colo., Vincent Perroni and his, wife Linda of Manchester, and Peter “P.J.” Perroni and his partner, Mavis Robinson of Goffstown, N.H. and Bourne, Mass.; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Nancy Perroni, of Salem, Mass.; a sister-in-law, Mary Monaco, of Sharon, Conn.; a daughter-in-law, Mae Warren of Newburyport, Mass.; and his cousin, John B. Perroni, of Salem, Mass. Among numerous other friends, John was survived by his long-time paisans, Lou D’Allesandro and Nino Rizzotti. He was predeceased by his son, Dominic and his sister, Cosima Takis.

Following cremation, A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on May 16, 2016, at 10 a.m., in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 26 Crystal Avenue, Derry. Burial with military honors will be held at a later date in the VA National Cemetery, Bourne, MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Villa Crest for their exceptional care.
Published on  April 18, 2016
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