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556 Westfield Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090
Phone: 908-233-0255
Fax: 908-233-0497
Dominic Perruso

Dominic John Perruso

Sunday, May 4th, 1941 - Monday, January 28th, 2019
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Dominic John Perruso Jr, 77, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 28, 2019 surrounded by his family.
Born in Orange, New Jersey on May 4, 1941 to Dominic and Mildred (Pizzi) Perruso. Dominic graduated from Orange High School 1959 where he was nominated best dressed in his senior year and was a member of the OHS Marching Band & Trumpet Soloist. Following graduation he enlisted in the 78th Division of the Army Reserves where he was a member of the Army Reserve Marching Band.

In his early days, Dominic attended the Franklin Beauty School where he then became the master stylist at Saks 5th Avenue, Jalms and Salon owner of Studio 4 in Millburn, NJ. Dominic worked for over 40 years as a sales representative selling cars for Ford Motor Company at several dealerships until he settled at Ford of Englewood. During his 40 years selling cars he consistently achieved monthly top salesman awards that placed him among the top 50 Ford auto salesman within the tri-state area. Dominic was an avid music lover who idolized Harry James and shared a birthday with his favorite jazz musician Maynard Ferguson. His passion for performing live music & entertainment led him to create his own musical production company where he was leader, entertainer and solo trumpet player for The Dom Perry Orchestra. He was also a distinguished member in the horn section of the Garden State Marching Bands.

He is survived by his wife Anne (Alibrandi) Perruso, his 4 children, Kevin & Lisa Perruso, Robin & Joseph Tobia, Dominic & Noemi Perruso, Perri & Vincent Urso. Grandchildren, Chelsea, Charlie, Dominique and Josephina, Sisters Marie Capone and Joanne Carolanza. Step Children Lisa Schuermann, Douglas Hill and Step grandchildren Ronnie, Jaime and Amber. As well as 31 first cousins, 12 nieces & nephews and 24 great nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Dominic & Mildred Perruso, brothers Anthony Perruso and twin brother Michael Perruso.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Dominic’s memory to either the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, FL 33607 or to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Dept. 41831, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Dooley Colonial Funeral Home
    556 Westfield Ave.
    WESTFIELD, NJ 07090
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  • Service

    Monday, February 4th, 2019 | 11:15am
    Monday, February 4th, 2019 11:15am
    St. Rose of Lima Church
    50 Short Hills Ave.
    SHORT HILLS, NJ 07078
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Joyce McGirr

Posted at 09:35am
I called Ford tCo. his morning to inquire about Domenic and learned of his death. My husband John and I thought the world of him. We met him as a salesman selling us a Ford but we came to know him as a friend. He was a dear loving soul. I extend my deepest sympathy to all in his family and to all his many friends. Holding all in prayer. Joyce McGirr, February 18, 2019

Jim Monaghan

Posted at 10:07am
Kevin & family - I just heard the sad news this morning. Please know how sorry I am for your loss. Jim Monaghan

Marty & Heather Stern, Jim Slack

Posted at 08:21am
Hi Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please accep our deepest condolensces for your loss. With Love - Marty & Heather Stern-Jim Slack
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June Plesh

Posted at 03:00pm
Kevin and Lisa My deepest sympathy on the passing of your father June Plesh

Roberto T. De Minico

Posted at 11:50am
Dearest Annie and entire Perruso Family. On behalf of the entire DeMinico family, we would like to convey our most heartfelt condolences to you all. Please know that we are with you, in heart and soul, in these most trying times. We are truly sorry for your loss and can only imagine how heartbroken you all feel. Dominic was a wonderful and exceptional human being and a close member of our Acapulco family. A “Master of Ceremony” of all times, he always made sure the party was the best it could be for the people he loved. He was the life of the party and none was the same without him. “ Bobby Orlando” was his ACAPULCO production and we dwill keep the fondest memories , for a lifetime. Without exception, his heart was always in the right place. He was loved and will be sorely missed. Please take solace in the fact that heaven has now acquired another angel . Our deepest and sincere condolences ,with much love, Lyne, Cristina,Vanessa,Joey and Roberto (Bobby Orlando). 💙💙💙💙💔💔💔💔

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