Obituary, Silvestro Pirone

SILVESTRO PIRONE, 91, of WEST PATERSON died Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Paterson, NJ.
Born in Avellino, Italy, he came to the United States in 1930 settling in Paterson before moving to West Paterson in 1965. Mr. Pirone was a retired dyer in the textile industry in Paterson for many years before his retirement.
He was an US Navy Veteran of World War II he was one of the few surviving crew members on the USS Franklin in the Pacific Campaign. He was also a Purple Heart recipient.
Mr. Pirone was a parishioner of Our Lady of Pompeii RC Church, Paterson.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Angelina Del Conte, in 1992 and by his two brothers, Vincenzo and Mario Pirone and his two sisters, Virginia Branda and Benedetta Portanova.
Survivors include: his daughter, Linda Markert and her husband, Richard of Little Falls, NJ.
Funeral Services will be 8:45 am Friday from BIZUB-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 47 Main St., Little Falls and 9:30 am at Our Lady of Pompeii RC Church, Caldwell Ave. and Dayton St., Paterson. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Totowa. Visitation on Thursday from 3:00 pm -7:00 pm.

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