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Joseph Perona, JrFebruary 10, 2017
Joseph Perona, Jr., 88 of Elizabeth, passed away on February 10, 2017. Viewing will be held on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 4 to 8 PM at Higgins and Bonner Echo Lake Funeral Home, 582 Springfield Ave., Westfield. www.higginsandbonner.com A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on February 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM at St. Genevieve’s RC Church in Elizabeth. Interment will follow at Rosedale Cemetery in Linden. Before his retirement, Mr. Perona worked as a welder at Phelps Dodge Co., in Elizabeth for 40 years. He also owned Brokaw’s Restaurant in Elizabeth. An Army Veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of American Legion Post No. 229 in Roselle. Born in Elwood, NJ, he grew up in Hammonton, NJ before moving to Elizabeth in 1947. Mr. Perona was predeceased by his wife, Marion (Natale) Perona. He is survived by his two sons, Joseph A. Perona and his wife, Dianne and John A. Perona and his wife Lori and his three grandchildren, Joseph, James and Ava.