'Mr. Selfless' Frank Perrucci, veteran of two wars, dies at 91

Jan 01, 2019 209

BY: Adrienne Romero

Frank Perrucci loved his family, his country, his adopted hometown of Bayonne -- and most of all, people. Whether it was fighting in two wars, or fighting for the underprivileged in his community, Perrucci was there, and always giving. The 91-year-old, who was born in Brooklyn, died on Thursday, leaving a legacy few can match.

"It's a sad day for Bayonne," said Third Ward Councilman Gary La Pelusa Sr. "His name will never die in the city of Bayonne," said Councilman-at-Large Juan Perez. "I mean, the guy was great. I have tremendous respect for the man." In August, Perrucci was awarded the San Sebastian Award, which is a lifetime achievement award and is dedicated to the service of veterans and their Catholic faith.

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SOURCE: https://www.nj.com/

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