Joeseph John Perreca
May 6, 1922 – August 1, 2018
Joseph Perreca, 96 yrs, passed away on Wednesday, August 1st 2018 at Port Saint Lucie Medical Center in Port Saint Lucie Florida
Joseph was born in Hoboken New Jersey in May of 1922, after marriage to Josephine he raised his family in Brentwood, New York. When Jo and his wife Josephine decided to retire they moved to Spanish Lakes in Fort Pierce where they lived for over 26 years. After Josephine’s Passing Joe moved to Port Saint Lucie to live with his daughter Judy and his son in law.
In December of 1942 Joseph joined the Army, where he fought in combat in Africa and later in Italy earning the award of Combat Infantryman’s Badge for exemplary conduct in action against the enemy. Joseph was seriously wounded in Italy and was awarded the Purple Heart. Due to his wounds he was sent home and honorably discharged in December of 1944.
Survivors include his daughter Judy Huron and Rachelle Zarza of Port Saint Lucie, along with his grandchildren Ryan Huron, Erika Huron, Stephanie Zarza and Steven Zarza.
A visitation will be held from 10- 12 am on Sunday August 5th at Aycock Funeral Home in Fort Pierce Florida on US1 at "Hillcrest Memorial Gardens”. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. John of the catholic church in Vero Beach MondayAugust 6th at 1:00 pm. Then returning to the Aycock Funeral home on US 1 in Fort Pierce for the internment ceremony along with a Military honor guard.
- Alfred Perreca, Father
- Raffaella Perreca, Mother
- Josephine Perreca, Wife
- Judy Huron, Daughter
- Don Huron, Son-in-law
- Rachelle Zarza, Daughter
- Ryan Huron, Grandson
- Erika Huron, Granddaughter
- Stephanie Zarza, Granddaughter
- Steven Zarza, Grandson
- Visitation Sunday, August 5, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Monday, August 6, 2018
- Interment Monday, August 6, 2018
Joeseph John Perreca
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August 2, 2018
Looking back on my childhood, it's hard not to think of a memory that didn't include Aunt Josie and Uncle Joe, and of course , Rachelle and Judy.
I can remember getting so excited every time I knew that they would be visiting us, or that we would be going to their house. A visit to Uncle Joe and Aunt Josie always began with Uncle Joe in the backyard putting something on the grill to go along with the buns, rolls, cake, and coffee. If it was summer, we'd be in the pool or playing in the dollhouse or on the swing set. To me, Uncle Joe's house was our summer resort, and he was always working so hard to make his home a showplace. He and Aunt Josie were two of the most generous, loving, people I will ever know. Uncle Joe was always there to help anyone, in any way, that he could. They included my sister and I in their plans and on their vacations as if we were their own children. I certainly have always felt like they we were my second parents.
I will miss this wonderful, loving, man. Rest In Peace, Uncle Joe... you will remain in my heart always! ❤️ Marilyn