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Gaetano "Tom" 

Gaetano “Tom” Perlongo

Born to Eternal Life October 29, 2012 at the age of 78 years. Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Koss) for 45 years. Devoted father of Michele, Patti, Susan, Thomas (Linda), Vincent, Joey P. and Jerome. Loving grandfather of Vicki, Vinnie Jr., Jon, Kathy, Matthew and Victoria. Great Grandfather of Caprice and Catalina. Loving brother of Natale and Philip. Preceded in death by his parents Antonino and Sarafina and brothers Jerome and John. Further survived by other relatives and many close friends.

Visitation Saturday, Nov. 3rd, 2012 from 9:30 AM until time of the Funeral Mass at 11 AM at Three Holy Women Parish St Rita Church, 1601 N. Cass St.

Tom worked as a printer for Gugler Lithographic for 38 years and was a member of Local 577M. Special thanks to Dr. Robert Taylor and his staff at St. Luke Hospital for their kind and compassionate care. TFP will be truly missed by AT&T and all his phone calls.

Suminski LifeStory Funeral Homes

Suminski / Weiss

(414) 276-5122

Past Comments

Tom Perlongo Jr

Dad, I`ll never forget the times that we had together. They were very special to all of us. Myself & my 3 brothers. They were great. From the time you took us on the weekends to visit Grandma to the time you bought the `57 Fleetwood that you gave to Joey P. And everything in between & beyond. You are “OUR” Dad. We are very proud of the things that you accomplished while you were here & the times that we had together. I am going to miss you & them times. We Love you Dad.

Now, your time has come to live again in a much better place where there is no pain or suffering. A place that you will be reunited with our greandparents & uncles. In this pace that we call heaven, we will see you again & relive the memories that we had here on earth.

I thank you for being here for us Dad.

Your Eldest Son,

Tom (Bubba)

Gloria Zake

Tom you’re SAFELY HOME. All the pain & grief is over. You are now at peace forever. Say hi to Raymond for me, I’m sure you guys have alot to catch up on. I remember the phone calls everyday, sometimes twice a day. We’ll all miss you alot. Love Gloria & family.

Linda Perlongo

I’m not sure you ever realized how much of a ‘ giver ‘ you had been. The special times you shared with my father. While he was in the nursing home, you would visit him, bring him a malt and share your days while he shared his time of him being in the army. It ment alot to him. I always was pleased to hear you call to let me know that Tony Bennet was on TV, so I would be able to enjoy his performence. You touced so many hearts. We will miss You.

I Love You.


A great man is gone, but NEVER FORGOTTEN!!


Dave Sroka

I had the privilege of getting to know “Uncle Tom” and work with him in the early 1980’s. He adopted both myself and my friend Glenn as his “Nephews”. He was a hardworking man with a gentle spirit who always spoke his mind. His kindness and his gregarious nature taught me alot.

michele perlongo

Dear Pa,
Five years have gone by so fast and still miss you so much. Bella recently joined you in heaven. She stayed just past her 19 birthday. Now uncle Phil has joined you just 2 years ago and hope you are resting peacefully.

Your oldest child still has your gugler coffee cup which still has those coffee stir marks in it.

I still have you riding in the car with me. I will soon share your ashes as you have requested.

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