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Anthony Patrick Perrone

Anthony Patrick Perrone, of Pittston, better known as Sonny, passed peacefully from this world on Friday, February 4, 2022. Anthony was the son of Crucian and Anna Ross Perrone. True to his name, Sonny was a bright spot in the lives of all who met him. His love of people and his love of life coupled with his quick wit and quest for adventure made Sonny a truly unique individual.

Sonny was preceded in death by his parents and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. His absence will be most difficult for his two surviving sisters who shared almost every day with him since retirement. In addition to his sisters, AnnMarie Adonizio and husband John W. Adonizio and Regina Perrone Mattei and husband Ron LaPorte, he had many friends. Some of his longest and best friends include Bob Myefski, Michael Scally, Santina Argento, and Buddha, his faithful companion. Sonny also leaves behind a legacy of love and laughter for his nieces and nephews: John Adonizio, wife Amy and children Hanna and Jake; Erica Mattei and son Joshua; Melissa (Adonizio) Cencetti, husband Joe and children

Nina, Joseph and Anthony; Maria (Adonizio) DeLucca, husband Joe and children Joseph, John, and Drew. He loved each of them dearly and treated them as his own.


After graduating from King’s College, Sonny dedicated his entire professional career to Greater Nanticoke Area School District and its students. In his 50-year tenure as an educator beginning as a Spanish teacher, Sonny moved through the ranks as school psychologist, home and school visitor, guidance counselor and ultimately superintendent. With retirement looming and GNA experiencing financial distress, Sonny graciously donated his time and services in the Superintendent position for almost 10 years with no pay. Before leaving, he ensured the district was financially sound for the students’ sake.


Sonny had many passions, but none more than music and dance. He won jitterbug contests in Mexico and Atlantic City with his sister, Regina. Sonny will be dearly missed by all who knew him. To Sonny, there were no strangers in life, only friends he hadn’t met yet. Throughout his life, Sonny welcomed everyone he met to join him for a meal or share a laugh. In his later days, he loved sitting on his porch waiting for company, eating breakfast at the Avenue Diner, and most of all going for long rides to Frances Slocum or Frances Walter dam with his sisters, nieces, and caregivers.


The family would like to thank Allied Services Meade Street Hospice unit, the in-home hospice nurses and all of his caregivers for their compassion and care during such a difficult time. Donations could be made in his memory to the charity of choice.


The family will receive friends and relatives Monday, February 7, 2022, from 4pm-7pm in Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at 9:30am in St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William Street, Pittston. Interment, St. Rocco’s Cemetery, Pittston.



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farruggia.steve
farruggia.steve
13 lut 2022

Deepest sympathies to the family.

Steve Farruggia Sr.

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printerrichards
08 lut 2022

Condolences to Tony’s family and friends. I knew Tony for many years and always considered him to be one of the most intelligent and kindest men I ever knew. He was and always will be known as Mr.GNA. God bless you my friend.- Bill Richards

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Herb Baldwin
Herb Baldwin
07 lut 2022

Condolences to all of us for losing a selfless giving person and ,apparently, awesome dance partner! (Again, an act of giving!) With warmth and love to his family, Herb and Karen

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danelleimmah
07 lut 2022

My most sincere sympathy to Tony's family and friends. I always enjoyed consulting and working with him. Danelle Hogan

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couccie
07 lut 2022

As I walked by Sonny's porch on a sunny May 2020 day, he, a total stranger, said to me: "Look at those dandelions growing in a circle." That was the beginning of a new friendship. My grandchildren also got to know him after that as we went on our walks, and many times they would specifically ask to "walk by Sonny's so we can say hello." They don't make them like Sonny any longer, and my heart broke when I read of his passing. Thank you for the friendship, Sonny, and my sympathy to his family. The world is a little colder now.

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