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Alexander   Perna
Alexander Perna

October 31, 1966 - November 19, 2019
Born in New York City, NY
Resided in Andover Township, New Jersey


Alexander “Alex” Perna, 53, of Andover Township, died Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice in Fredon Township.

Born in New York City, New York, Alex grew up in Elizabeth and Edison and has been a resident of Andover Township for the past fifteen years. He was a big #24 Jeff Gordon fan and his favorite NFL team was the Miami Dolphins.

The son of the late Humberto Perna (April 14, 2018) and Magali Perna (November 8, 2010), Alex is survived by his wife of 17 years, Glenda Kinney-Perna of Andover Township and his daughter, Shelby Alexandra Perna of Andover Township; as well as his beloved dogs, Teagan and Eli. Other survivors include Randy Nagy and Eddie Baldwin, the sons he never had; Peanut Alborano, his other beloved “daughter”; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Glenn and Nellie Kinney, of Andover Township; his sister-in-law, Brenda Kinney, of Andover Township; his sister-in-law, Becky Nagy (Tino Pronesti) of Hamburg; his beloved uncle and aunt, Michael and Nilda Zidonik; his goddaughter, Renee Soars; his cousins, Adriana Martinez, Yolanda Donahue, Mercedes Hawley, Christopher Zidonik and Tommy Becket Kuc; his childhood best friend, Eddie Irwin; his special cousins, Erin and Katie Smith; and last, but not least, his partner in crime, Joe Veg. He is also survived by uncles, aunts, and several cousins from Sussex County, Pennsylvania and Florida.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 22, 2019, from 9 to 11 a.m., at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton, followed by an 11 a.m. funeral service, also at the funeral home. Interment will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860. Online condolences may be offered at

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Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street
Newton, NJ US 07860
Friday, November 22, 2019
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street
Newton, NJ US 07860
Friday, November 22, 2019
11:00 AM

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