Giovanni Perugino, age 71, formerly of the Town of Newburgh, passed away on August 25, 2017 in Delray Beach, FL. He was a resident of Newburgh for 49 years.

Giovanni was born in Curinga, Italy on March 14, 1946. He married his wife of 50 years, Maria, on August 19, 1967 in their hometown of Curinga. Shortly after being married they immigrated to America and settled in Newburgh, NY to build a life for their family. Giovanni devoted his life to working hard and providing a better future for his children. He was a retired laborer with Local 17 in Newburgh and a long time member of the Circolo Italiano social club in Newburgh where he enjoyed playing cards and bocce. In October 2016 Giovanni and his wife moved to Delray Beach, Florida where they enjoyed spending time at the beach and in the company of friends. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and always the life of the party. Giovanni will be remembered for his love of his family, his strong work ethic and his enduring strength. He will be with us forever to watch over us in death as he did in life.

Giovanni is preceded in death by his mother, Angela Zarola, his brother, Giuseppe Perugino, his brother Domenico Perugino, brother in law Franceso Loscerbo, brother in law Willie Bienish and his mother in law, Elizabeth Loscerbo.

Giovanni is survived by his wife, Mary Perugino; his children Francesco Perugino and his wife Jennifer and their children Nicole, Brooke and Frankie of Newburgh, Antonio Perugino and his wife Tracey and their children Jessica, John and Jillian of Marlboro; his sister Laura Perugino and her husband Giuseppe of Curinga, Italy; brother-in-law Sebastian Loscerbo and his wife Olga, brother-in-law Vincenzo Loscerbo; sister-in-law Tina Beinish, as well as many nieces and nephews both here and in Italy.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 pm on Tuesday, August 29 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am on Wednesday, August 30 at Sacred Heart Church, Newburgh, with entombment following in Cedar Hill Mausoleum, Newburgh.