George Perrone, 92, of Leominster and a former longtime resident of Maynard, MA, died peacefully Thursday, January 20, 2022 in Worcester, MA.
He was the beloved husband of over 68 years to Raffaela (Fratantaro) Perrone. He is also survived by their daughters, Katherine Rando of Maynard and her companion Martin Goepfert, and Rosemarie Dowey of Leominster and her companion Thomas Cavooto; grandchildren Paul Rando and wife Emily, and George Rando and wife Brandi, all of Maynard, and Raffaela Dowey of CT; son-in-law Domenic Rando; and 6 beloved great-grandchildren, and extended family members. He was predeceased by his parents, Antonio and Catherina (Pagano) Perrone, a granddaughter Maria Rando, sisters Maria and Rose, and son-in-law Alan Dowey.
Mr. Perrone was born in Messina, Sicily, and immigrated to the US to live in Roxbury, MA. He served as a Corporal in the US Army Infantry during the Korea War. After his honorably discharge, he and his wife, Raffaela, married on March 29th, 1953 and lived in Concord, MA for a year before settling in Maynard, where they raised their daughters.
He was employed throughout his career as a bridge inspector for the Commonwealth of MA. After his retirement, Mr. Perrone worked as a crossing guard and details with the Town of Concord Police Department. He was also formerly part of the maintenance team at the Maynard Police Department, where he enjoyed cooking delicious meals for the officers. A life member of the Maynard Lodge of Elks # 1568, he enjoyed cooking, gardening, especially growing and nurturing grape vines. He especially cherished time with his family, and will be greatly missed.
Visiting hours are Monday, January 24th from 6:00-8:00pm at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Ave (Rte 111) Acton. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, January 25th at 10:00am in St. Bridget's Church of Ascension Parish, 1 Percival Street, Maynard, with burial and military honors following in St. Bridget's Cemetery, Great Road (Rte 117) Maynard. Memorial gifts may be made in Mr. Perrone's name to the Alzheimer's Association, online at alz.org.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Town of Acton, Town of Maynard and Archdiocese of Boston all require masks to be worn indoors, which includes the funeral home and church.
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