Anthony Joseph Perugini

  • Died: August 22, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Pine Valley

1320 East Dupont Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Anthony Joseph Perugini, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, August 22, 2019. He was born on May 21, 1931, in Fort Wayne the son of Joseph Perugini and Mary Vendemia. Tony proudly served in the United States Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. He earned a B.S.C. degree in accounting from The International College Indiana and obtained a CPA. A consummate businessman, he was a founder and managed the CPA firm of Drees, Robinson & Perugini which he grew into the largest accounting firm in Indiana. He also founded and owned a mortgage company and a travel agency.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He was also a member of The Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. He enjoyed playing golf with his friends and was an excellent bowler. He loved spending time with his family.

On January 30, 1954, he married Aida Tenorio and they had 6 children together. Aida preceded him in death on September 28, 2010.

Surviving are his six children: Mary Rose Gilbreath (Bill) of Rowlett, TX; Anthony J. Perugini Jr. (Cindy) of Ft. Wayne, IN; Francesca Perugini, M.D. (Thomas Fitzharris, M.D.) of Dallas, TX; Angela Dulcet of Ft. Wayne, IN; Gina Lucas (Mark) of Lebanon, IN and Elizabeth Fillmore (Jon) of Stockbridge, MI; 18 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving is his former wife, Mary Perugini and her son, John Adams (Mari).

Big Tony's family wants to pay special recognition and appreciation to the love and care given by Charles Walker, Jennifer Buxton, Mary Shelton, Amy Harris, Julie Craddock, Jude Klindt, and his personal trainer, Kevin French.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2019, at D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home at 1320 E Dupont Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825. Burial will follow at Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home, Wednesday, August 28, 2019 from 4PM to 8PM. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Wounded Warrier Project.


Condolence & Memory Journal

May you Rest In Peace old friend ❤

Posted by Kate Neddeff - Fort Wayne, IN   August 29, 2019

Sincerest condolences to you Angie and your family. Praying that you experience Peace and comfort knowing that your dad is celebrating the eternal joy of Heaven....

Posted by Gene Voirol - Friend   August 27, 2019


Posted by McCormack - Classmate   August 27, 2019

Gina and Angie, So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Dorothy (Korst) Hagan - Fort Wayne, IN - Classmate   August 26, 2019

Angie, so sorry to hear the news of your father's passing.
Keeping you and your family in our prayers.

Posted by Joe Lassen - Clearwater, FL - Friend   August 26, 2019

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