Frank Perrone, 93, of Punta Gorda, Florida passed away on Friday July 9, 2021, at Tidewell Hospice House in Port Charlotte, Florida.
Frank was born Dec. 21, 1927, in Cedar Grove, New Jersey to the late Antonio and Maria Francesca (Falcone) Perrone from Calabria, Italy. Frank moved to Florida in 1994 from Clifton, New Jersey.
Frank proudly served his country, enlisting at the young age of 16 in the Merchant Marines during World War II and later enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Frank was employed by Boyce Motor Lines for 20 years as a truck driver. He continued to work for other trucking companies until his retirement. He was and always will be the root of his family tree, always putting his family first. He loved driving his cherry red Mustang and his 1997 Harley Davidson Road King, winning awards at local bike shows, riding until he was 84. He was our dad and our Poppy and will be missed. He now joins the love of his life, Geraldine "Gerry" (nee Kurdes) Perrone who preceded him in death in 1997.
Survived by two daughters, Cheryl Perrone Klump of Clifton, N.J., and Traci L. (Christian) Vassoler of Flanders, N.J.; a son, Frank A. Perrone of Punta Gorda; seven grandchildren, Leigh Heerbrandt, Justin Klump, Dana (Byron) Oldham, Anthony (Mia) Perrone, Jenna Perrone, Rachelle and Jessica Vassoler; two great-grandchildren, Christopher Cardona and Kane Oldham.
In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by brothers, John, Alex, Joseph and Louis; and sisters, Florence, Sandra and Mary.
Visitation will be held Monday, July 19, 2021, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, 1313 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton with a prayer to be said at 12:30 p.m. Committal and interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, N.J. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Boys Town (www.boystown.org) P.O. Box 8000, Boys Town, NE 68010.
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