George A. Perina

August 28, 1928January 28, 2013

George A. Perina, 84, passed away suddenly and peacefully on Monday, January 28, 2013. He was raised in Astoria, Queens, NY. He fought in the Korean War from 1951-1953, earning a Bronze Star. George was a Tool and Die maker his entire career, retiring in 1993. He and his wife Joan moved to Toms River in 1987. His hobbies were fishing, crabbing and adventures he shared with his family.

He was predeceased by his wife, Joan Beckbissinger, of 43 years; his brother and sister-in-law Harold and Maryann Perina, and his parents.

George is survived by his loving family, three children, Marian Coffey and her partner Mary Rizzuto, George Perina Jr. and his wife Lori, and Joanne Mehous. His four grandchildren Katie and Richie Coffey, Anne-Marie and Jason Porter, Tonianne and Justin Grafton, Stephanie and Richard Slone, Samantha Oates and Emily and Jenny Mehous; also survived by 4 great-grandchildren.

There will be a memorial gathering on Saturday February 9, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home 26 Mule Road, Toms River, NJ 08755. A memorial service will take place at 1:00 PM. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


  • Memorial Gathering Saturday, February 9, 2013
  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 9, 2013

George A. Perina

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Paul Rizzuto

February 6, 2013

I got to know George a bit through Marian and my sister, Mary, when he'd visit sometimes on family occasions. He was a friendly person with a sense of humor & I'm glad to have had conversations with him. May his family be comforted with many good memories of George. --Paul Rizzuto