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Becker Funeral Home

219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ

OBITUARY

Mary Perrone

May 4, 1926July 4, 2019

On Thursday, July 4, 2019, Mary Silvestri-Perrone formerly of Westwood and Township of Washington, NJ passed away peacefully at home at the age of 93 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born in a hospital in Manhattan, NY to Winifred and Vincent Silvestri. She grew up in the Bronx with her brother Raymond, who predeceased her. Mary worked for Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith before she married Albert Perrone on November 20, 1948, and moved to Brooklyn where she had five of her seven children. They moved to NJ in October, 1957 and had two more children. She was a stay at home mom and took pride in the fact that she raised seven successful children. She loved spending summers at the beaches in Connecticut and traveling, especially her most memorable trip to Mexico with her loving husband, Albert. She always looked forward to the biennial Perrone Family Reunions, as family was her joy. She loved the Lord and attended church every day except Saturday at St. Andrew’s in Westwood. Saturday’s, she attended Our Lady of Good Counsel in Washington Twp. where she was lovingly known as “Saturday Mary.” She served for many years as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Andrew’s where she not only offered communion on Sundays, but went to visit homebound parishioners to give them communion, and also assisted at Funeral Masses. She was preceded in death by her husband Albert Perrone and oldest son Christopher Perrone of RI. Mary is survived by her children Valarie (Jeffrey) Diamond of PA, Andrea (Raymond) Wallburg of AZ, Lawrence (Tammy) Perrone of CA, Claudia (William) Carroll of NJ, with whom she lived since 1986, Vernon (Laurie) Perrone of NY and Lorraine (Richard) Montgomery of CA. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Mary’s wake will be Monday, July 8 at Becker Funeral Home in Westwood, NJ. Family and friends are invited to visit from 2pm-4pm or 7pm-9pm. A Celebration of Life mass will be held in her memory on Tuesday, July 9 at 10:00am at St. Andrew’s, Westwood, NJ. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to the National Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or online at alz.org.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, July 8, 2019
  • Visitation Monday, July 8, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, July 9, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, July 9, 2019

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