Anthony J. Perugino of Palm Springs, Fla., and Bristol, Conn., entered into rest on Sept. 1, 2017. He was born on Feb. 3, 1917, the son of the late Dominic and Christine Cistare Perugino.
Mr. Perugino served heroically in World War II with the Army Signal Corps and was the recipient of the prestigious French Legionnaires Medal of Honor for his outstanding efforts in effecting their liberation. He subsequently was employed at Wallace Barnes as an office manager until his retirement.
He leaves his sisters, Ann Perugino of Bristol and Irene (John) Velardo of Terryville, Conn., and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Lucy Sapia, Josephine Ciociola, Antoinette Bourbeau, Florence Keltonic, and his brothers, Pasquale, Leonard and Dominic Perugino Jr. A man of great faith and honor, he touched the hearts of all who met him.
Family and friends are invited to attend a mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church, 111 School St., Bristol, Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 11 a.m.
Burial with Military Honors will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Bristol. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to SE Florida Honor Flight, P.O. Box 1503, Stuart, FL 34995.
Maresca & Sons Funeral Home, 592 Chapel St., New Haven, is in charge of arrangements. Offer condolences at marescafuneralhome.com