Peter Peragine, Sr.

Obituary of Peter Peragine, Sr.

Peter Peragine Sr., 83, 10/10/1936 - 07/05/2020, of Delray Beach, Florida formally of Ocean View, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 5th. He is survived by his wife, Nancy and his sister Domenica Philipp from Bayville, New Jersey. Peter and Nancy have six children and their spouses, Laura Dadey (Brian) from Pittsburgh, Pa., Carmella Tarantino (Michael) from Naples, Fl., Erin Molta (Thomas)from Hoboken, N.J., Michael Peragine, Sr. (Jennifer) from Ocean View, N.J., Peter Peragine, Jr (Gabrielle) from OceanView, N.J., and Shannon Pampena (Fiorente) from Pittsburgh, Pa. There are 15 grandchildren and 3 1/2 Great Grandchildren. Peter was born in Manhattan, N.Y., at home as was the tradition in his diversified Italian Neighborhood. After graduating from James Monroe High School, he, his parents, and 2 sisters moved to Lakewood, New Jersey. He was a carpenter by trade and in his early twenties he went to work at Level Line, where he became a plant supervisor manufacturing prefab doors and windows. After marrying Nancy in 1976, Peter and Nancy purchased Sea Grove Campground in 1978 and moved to Ocean View, New Jersey. Together, with their children, they created Sea Grove Camping Resort, increasing the number of sites from 100 to 230. Their small farm market in front of the campground mushroomed into Sea Grove Garden Center, one of the largest Garden Centers in South Jersey. These became Peter's passion even after his retirement. Peter, Jr. always teased his mom, Nancy that the businesses were his girlfriends. His other passions after retirement became his golf game, his computer, and his garden. He took great pride in his flowers. Aside from these activities his large, loud, prolific family was most important to him. He was happiest around a full table of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren with of course, good Italian food. Peter considered his success in life to be a great achievement coming from immigrant parents, Laura and Michele Peragine from Bari, Italy. Peter was a financial genius and an all around maintenance wizard. Nothing was beyond his "Italian Ingenuity". He will be greatly missed and remembered by his family, his customers and friends. Friends may call Tuesday evening, July 14th from five until seven o’clock at the Godfrey Funeral Home of Palermo, 644 South Shore Road, Palermo, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock from St. Joseph’s RC Church, 44th Street at Landis Avenue, Sea Isle City, NJ. Burial will follow mass in Resurrection Cemetery, Clermont, NJ. Memorial contributions in his memory are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association, South Jersey Chapter, 3 Eves Drive, Suite 310, Marlton, NJ 08053. For condolences to the family, visit

Visitation at Funeral Home

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
The Godfrey Funeral Home Of Palermo
644 South Shore Road
Palermo, New Jersey, United States


10:00 am
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
St. Joseph's R. C. Church
44th Street At Landis Avenue
Sea Isle City, New Jersey, United States
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