E. Anthony “Ando” Perilli, 77, of Tamaqua, died on Saturday, October 2, 2021 in Bethlehem.
He was the husband of Joanne (Soley) Perilli with whom he celebrated 56 years of marriage. Born in Palmerton on May 5, 1944, Ando was a son of the late Antonio and Elizabeth (George) Perilli.
A 1962 graduate of Marian High School, he graduated from Stephens Trade School in 1965.
Ando had been employed as a construction foreman for PPL and was a member of The Parish of St. John XXIII, Tamaqua. He could be found gardening or sitting on his porch along with his dogs Montana and Loui. Ando especially enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.
In addition to his wife Joanne, he is survived by children, Gracia Perilli of Allentown, PA, Anthony Perilli and his wife Chris of Reading, PA, Elissa Coccio of Tamaqua, Michelina Munion and her husband James of Phoenixville, PA, and Michael Perilli and his wife Ali of Media, PA; grandchildren, Nicholas Perilli, Grace Perilli, Emma Coccio, Anthony Coccio, Mackemey Munion, Mika Munion, Margo Munion, Quinten Perilli, and Elijah Perilli; brother, Joseph Perilli and his wife Ruth of Summit Hill, PA; and sister, Micheline Coleman of Summit Hill.
Ando was predeceased by sister, Rose Perilli.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, October 9, 2021, in St. John XXIII Catholic Church, 307 Pine Street, Tamaqua with The Rev. Robert Finlan officiating.
Interment in Sky View Memorial Park, Hometown will follow the mass. Call 10-11 AM Saturday in St. John XXIII Parish Hall. Memorials in Ando’s name may be made to The Parish of St. John XXIII, 307 Pine Street, Tamaqua, PA 18252 or Hillside SPCA, PO 233, Pottsville, PA 17901. COVID-19 protocols are requested.
Online condolences may be made here. Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.