When Frank Perrucci passed away on Dec. 27, Bayonne lost a man who cared deeply about his community and his country. Mayor James Davis spoke for us all when he wrote:
“It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of a Bayonne Legend…Frank Perrucci. If there was one man that epitomized the Bayonne spirit, it was Frank. No parade or ceremony was complete without Frank. A leader of veterans groups and civic organizations, his smile and warmth was always sought out. Frank Perrucci exuded pride; Pride for his family, pride for his service, and pride for Bayonne. Frank served his nation in World War Two with both the Merchant Marines and the U.S. Army. After the war, Frank spent his life in service to this community. For the last few years, I have been lucky enough to enjoy monthly lunches with Frank because I truly enjoyed his company and friendship.
“Our city has lost another icon, but we are stronger because he was here! To Jean and the entire Perrucci family, please accept my deepest condolences on behalf of our entire city. Rest In Peace Frank; you will be greatly missed!”