Nelson Perez Jr.


Nelson Perez, Jr., age 45, of Hawthorne, NJ passed away on Friday, August 23, 2019. Born in New York City, he was raised in the Lower East Side of Manhattan and resided in Hoboken, NJ prior to settling in Hawthorne, NJ four years ago.  He was a parishioner of St. Gabrielle R.C. Church in Saddle River, NJ and former parishioner of Our Lady of Sorrows R.C. Church located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. An active member of his community, he was a member of the Boys Club in New York City.  An avid fan of sports, he enjoyed following the New York Yankees and New York Giants and loved participating in fantasy football and baseball.   

He was employed as a lifeguard with the Boys Club for many years.     

Beloved husband of Jill Weber.  Loving and devoted son of Nelson Perez, Sr. and the late Olga (Dejesus) Perez. Caring nephew of Iris Perez.  Cherished brother of Erica Chipoco, Christina Negron and Camille Diaz.  Adored grandson of Nereida Perez and the late Celestino Perez and Lucy Fuentes. Dear companion to his fur baby, Clifford.  He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, August 30, 2019, 4 – 9 pm at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home Inc., 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410.  A Memorial Mass is planned for Saturday, August 31, 2019, 10:00 AM at St. Gabrielle .RC. Church, 88 East Saddle River Road, Saddle River, NJ 07458.  Cremation will be private. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Nelson may be made to the National Kidney Foundation,

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So sorry for the loss of Nelson. Extending my deepest sympathies & prayers to you and the Perez family! May the memories of Nelson bring you comfort! Jill he certainly was blessed to have you in his life! RIP Nelson & God Bless you for all that you were!
Geraldine Kearns
My deepest condolences to Jill and the .Perez family. Words cannot express my sorrow in hearing this news.
Kathy Callori
The greatest loss we have to deal with is the loss of those who we hold so dear. My sincere condolences.
James Otten
My deepest condolences to the entire Perez family, especially to Erica, Christina, Camille and Nelson's beloved wife, Jill. I hope that you can find some solace in knowing that Nelson is resting in peace and in that he is now reunited with your mom. So many memories growing up together. Love you all, stay strong!
Dearest Jill and the Perez family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. There are no words to express how very sorry we are for your loss. Nelson was so very loved by you all and is resting in peace until you meet again. Hopefully time will help to lessen the pain and loss you're feeling now. With love, Tara & John
Tara & John Reilly
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