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August 31, 1921 – October 4, 2017

Tony Perricone, 96, beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend left this earth on October 4, 2017. He was the son of an Italian immigrant and carried on the Italian traditions of warmth and family. His parents were Joseph and Lucy Perricone, and he is survived by his sister Mary Santoro, and was pre-deceased by his brother Sam Perricone and his twin sister Kate Santo. Tony worked hard, loved life, loved people, and always saw the silver lining no matter what life brought across his path.

He was born in Pueblo, Colorado, and his family moved to southern California after his father passed away when he was only 12 years old. He then went to work selling produce to help support his family. During World War II when the Japanese Americans were put in internment camps he and his brother Sam took over two of the stands and managed them until the war was over and then gave them back to the original owners. That is the kind of person Tony Perricone was. He also served in the United States Army.

He met the love of his life, Alice Habeeb, in Mesa, Arizona where he was growing and selling honeydew melons. He returned to southern California and Tony and Alice were married for 66 years before his wife passed away seven years ago. He owned and ran a grocery store while he worked hard and raised five children, Dr. Anthony Perricone, Alice Perricone, Esq., Cathy Faraone, Linda Renfroe, and Lucy O'Connell.

He is also survived by grandchildren Kristy, Michael, Royce, Tony, Nicole, Phillip, Cristina, Nicholas, Ariella, Angelica, Jacob and great-grandchildren Liam, Collin, Dylan, Keyan, Ben, Josh, and Daniel. Sons and daughter in laws Brian, John, and Pam, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive him.

Tony was a patient, kind, loving, generous, honest, friendly man who made many friends wherever he went. He smartly and successfully was self-taught in business, investments, stocks, and real estate.

The funeral Mass will be held Friday October 13th at 10 AM at San Luis Rey Historic Mission in Oceanside, where he will then be buried with his wife Alice.