Phyllis J. Peragino

June 7, 1931April 30, 2021

Phyllis J. Peragino, 89, of Hampton Township, died Friday, April 30, 2021, at the Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice in Fredon.

Phyllis was born in Union to the late Charles and Myrtle (Wheeler) Beyer. She was raised in Union and spent her summers at her parents’ home in Paulinskill, where she eventually met her late husband, Michael Peragino. Phyllis worked as a Knitter and Weaver for Darlington Mills in Newton for many years.

Phyllis was one of the founders of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel R.C. Church in Swartswood. She was very active with the church and loved to help set up food baskets for the needy and assist with their many Bazaars. Phyllis was an honorary member of the former Swartswood Vol. Fire Dept. Auxiliary. She enjoyed bowling and the many years spent at Sparta Lanes; she also loved playing Bingo.

In addition to her parents and husband, Michael, Phyllis was also predeceased by her sister, Betty Blackwell. She is survived by her sister, Joan Lennington; her daughter, Patricia Rumsey and fiancé, Andrew Dekmar; her grandson, Michael Rumsey and wife, Tricia; her great-granddaughter, Jordyn Rumsey; her great-grandson, Daniel Rumsey; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, Newton, NJ. Online condolences may be offered at

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Memory of Phyllis J. Peragino to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave, Newton, NJ 07860.


  • Michael Peragino, Husband (deceased)
  • Betty Blackwell, Sister (deceased)
  • Charles & Myrtle (Wheeler) Beyer, Parents (deceased)
  • Joan Lennington, Sister
  • Patricia Rumsey (Andrew Dekmar), Daughter
  • Michael Rumsey (Tricia), Grandson
  • Jordyn Rumsey, Great-Granddaughter
  • Daniel Rumsey, Great-Grandson
  • As well as many nieces and nephews

  • Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Wayne Lenington

May 4, 2021

Some great memories at Aunt Phyllis' house. Hunting, fishing and haying always started and ended there. Rest in peace.

Donna Glunt

May 2, 2021

Will miss you, Aunt Phyllis. Enjoyed going to your house while growing up...the woods, the pond, the cows. Mom will miss you the most. Your Saturday phone calls.