Friday, February 5, 2016
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM CST
Holy Cross Cemtery
7301 W. Nash St
Milwaukee, WI


Friday, February 5, 2016
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM CST
Holy Cross Cemetery
7301 W. Nash St
Milwaukee, WI


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Interfaith Senior Programs of Waukesha County
210 NW Barstow St Suite 101
Waukesha, WI 53188


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Scarvaci Florist & Gift Shoppe
2663 North Holton Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212
(800) 993-3214
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Life Story / Obituary


Perlongo, Phillip B.

Peacefully passed away on January 30, 2016, at the age of 88 years. Preceded in death by his beloved parents Antonio and Sarafina, dear brothers and sisters-in-law Jerome (Dorothy), Natale (Anna), John and Thomas (Patricia) and dearest companion Marcella Hansen. Survived by loving nieces and nephews Sarah (Jeff), Tony, Maria (Dennis), Michael (Deborah), Michele, Patti, Tom (Linda), Vince, Joe and Jerry, great niece and nephews Shane, Vicki and Vinnie, cousins Rosa, Jo, Sara, Louie and Sal, godson Tony Olivo, other relatives and friends.

Phil was always ready with a story and a man of many talents. While in the service, he was a boxer and a leather carving instructor to wounded WWII Air Force pilots. After the service, he was an outstanding pitcher for many slow pitch softball teams. He was in several World Series softball tournaments. This led to his induction into the Wisconsin Softball Hall of Fame in 2011. He enjoyed fishing with his brothers and nephews. After retiring from Continental Can Co., he took up painting. Despite failing eyesight from macular degeneration, he was a prolific painter. He won several Interfaith Senior Art competitions. He was an accomplished harmonica player and enjoyed entertaining.

The family would like to thank John McDermott for his many years of dedicated help and friendship to Phil and Marcella, neighbors Terry and Jill, his at home caregivers Lynette, Fallis, Pat and Stacy, the caring staff at Creekside Manor and Season’s Hospice.

Visitation will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in the South Chapel, 7301 W. Nash St. on Friday February 5, 2016 from 10:30 AM until time of the complete service at 11 AM. Memorials in Phil’s name may be made to Interfaith Senior Programs of Waukesha County, 210 NW Barstow St. Suite 101, Waukesha, WI 53188.


Suminski Family Funeral Homes

Suminski / Weiss (414) 276-5122