Austin "PeeWee" S. Perrone, Jr.

Austin S. “PeeWee” Perrone, Jr. age 76 of Hammonton, NJ and formerly of Mays Landing, NJ passed away peacefully Sunday September 10, 2017 at home with his family. PeeWee was born and raised in Hammonton, he lived in Mays Landing from 1973 until he moved back to Hammonton in 2004. After graduating High School, he joined the Hammonton Police Department and served as a Policeman for over 5 ½ years. During this time in his life he served in the Army National Guard. He went on to have a distinguished career with the State of New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife where he served as the Southern Region Training Officer from 1968 until he retired as a Lieutenant in 1991. He worked part time for Frank Bruno Auto Parts and Lakeview Garage. Pee Wee and his late wife Mary Jo played Santa’s helper on the magical tree lighting on Bellevue Ave. He is predeceased by his wife Mary Jo ( nee Gallo ), parents Austin and Linda Perrone and brother Dicky Perrone. Surviving are his children, Tony Perrone and his wife April of Mays Landing, NJ, Denise Massey and her husband Michael of Egg Harbor Twp. NJ and Kathy Pantalone and her husband Louis of Hammonton, NJ. Loving grandfather of Anthony Hunt (Companion Jessica Wilson), Nina Lemelin (Scott ), Samantha Pantalone, Elizabeth Pantalone ( Fiancé Kyle Rodenbaugh ), James Massey, Gaetan and Jonas Perrone. Great Grandfather of Ava Lemelin. He will be sadly missed by his Aunt Lucy Caruso and brother and sisters in law David Gallo and his wife Michelle and Nancy Gallo. Family and friends are invited to attend his visitation Friday eve. from 6:00pm – 8:00pm with services at 8:00pm all at the Marinella Funeral Home 102 N. 3rd St. Hammonton, NJ. Burial will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Historical Society of Hammonton P.O. Box 876 Hammonton, NJ 08037 or MainStreet Hammonton P.O. Box 1147 Hammonton, NJ 08037.  www.marinellafuneralhome.com