Anthony  Perillo
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Methuen - Anthony "Tony" Perillo, 97, of Methuen died Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Cedar View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Methuen.
Tony was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts on January 28, 1922 to the late Luigi and Assunta (Izzo) Perillo. He attended Lawrence public schools and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1940. Tony served during World War II in the United States Army. He began his career in the Lawrence mills, but worked the majority of his years as a custodian in the Lawrence Public Schools until his retirement in 1984.
Easygoing by nature, Tony shared his positive attitude, wide smile, and infectious laugh with his family, friends, and anyone who had the pleasure of his company. Tony found great joy in helping others and dedicated his life to his family as a son, a brother, a father, and a grandfather.
Tony enjoyed going to Rockingham Park in Salem, New Hampshire to wager recreationally on horse racing, reading the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune daily from cover to cover for decades, and driving his family to countless local destinations for a day of fun and family bonding.
Tony was the widower of the late Angelina (Martone) Perillo and is survived by his nine children, Anthony L. Perillo and his wife Gloria of Haverhill, Gail Raynowska and her husband Mark of Haverhill, Kathleen Howell and her husband Todd of Pennsylvania, Irene Perillo of North Andover, Randall Perillo and his wife Michele of Stoneham, Edward Perillo of New Hampshire, Gus D'Angelo and his wife Joanne of Methuen, Linda Pacheco and her husband Louis of New Hampshire, and Steven D'Angelo of New Hampshire. Also among his survivors are his sister, Kay Ventrillo, twenty-four grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Tony was predeceased by his son, Dennis D'Angelo and his siblings, Peter Perillo, Guido "Dutch" Perillo and Elvira Ronsivalli.

Family and friends may call on Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Bellevue Cemetery, Lawrence, Massachusetts. For directions and online condolences please go to
Published on October 16, 2019


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Pam Maguder
Oct 21, 2019
With Deepest Sympathy
Isaac littrell
Oct 17, 2019
I wish i could of got to know you better Grandpa, you will always be in my memories.
Bob and Ann Ventrillo
Oct 16, 2019
Fond memories discussing football, baseball and horse racing. I can imagine him greeting his parents and sibings at a large table in heaven right now as they used to gather during the holidays while the cousins hung out in the other room. His spirit remains in our hearts.
Hope and Gary Rohrer
Oct 16, 2019
We want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for the loss of your Dad and pray for God's Grace to see you through this valley in you life. Love you Todd and Kathy!
Jimmy Savoy Methuen,Ma.
Oct 16, 2019