Peter Salvatore Perry Jr
Peter Salvatore Perry Jr., 93, of Greenwich, CT, passed away on the afternoon of September 17, 2021.
Peter was born on December 22, 1927 in Greenwich to the late Peter and Josephine (Gallo) Perry. He attended public schools in Greenwich, while in 9th grade Peter's father unexpectedly passed away requiring him to have to quit Greenwich High School to work for the family business, Perry's General Trucking. August 14, 1948 he married Rose (Bongiorno) Perry of Stamford to whom he remained married to for 72 years until her passing in June 2020. June 9, 1952 Peter was called to serve for the United States Army. Soon thereafter he was assigned to the 68th Engineering Company in Korea when during the Korean War he earned the Korean Service Medal with two bronze stars. When his military service ended in May 1954 Peter continued to work in the carting business eventually starting his own company Perry Sanitation. For recreation he bowled and was a pitcher for numerous fast pitch softball teams. According to dinner time lore, he only lost one game and that was due to a last inning error after which in disgust he threw the ball into the pond at Binney Park. When his playing days ended he coached the Clam Box Junior Babe Ruth League team for 11 years and during one stretch won 6 consecutive championships. After 42 years in the sanitation business he decided to sell his business and retire. During retirement he enjoyed golfing, being a spectator at his three grandchildren's activities and spending the winter months (excluding Christmas) with Rose at their condominium in Florida.
Peter is survived by his sons Peter (Elvia) of Westport, CT, Paul (Judi) of Milford, CT, his grandchildren Gabriella, Nicholas and Mikayla. He was predeceased by his brothers Joseph, Michael and Louis, sisters Louise Intrieri, Jenny D'Autilio, Nellie Pioli and Marie DeLuca.
A Christian burial service will be held on Saturday September 25, 2021 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Cemetery, 399 North Street, Greenwich. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Peter Perry's memory to JDRF Diabetes Foundation, PO Box 37920, Boone, IA 50037-0920.
Published by Greenwich Time on Sep. 20, 2021.