Felice DiPerna, a longtime resident of the Bronx, died on June 4, 2023. He was 95.

Mr. DiPerna was born on July 17, 1927 in Piaggine, Salerno, Italy to the late Francesco and Carmela (Mastrandrea) DiPerna. He was a great family man who enjoyed cooking and gardening. He loved making his homemade wine and loved being with his friends, who became his family.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years Carmela, whom he married on April 11, 1957; his children: son Frank and his wife Pauline, daughter Marie and her husband Mike, and son Anthony and his wife Jeanette; his grandchildren Matthew, Kevin, Michael, Marco, Jennifer and Erica and her husband Rob and their son Robbie; his brothers, Giovanni of Connecticut and Vincenzo and Angelo of Italy; and his loving sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews.

Visiting will be Friday from 4-8pm at John Dormi & Sons Funeral Home, 1121 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 10am at St. Lucy’s Church, Bronxwood and Mace Avenues, Bronx. Entombment will follow at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, 2600 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx. In Lieu of flowers the family prefers donations in his memory to the American Cancer Society


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  1. Ron and Kathleen Beck on June 9, 2023 at 9:33 am

    Please accept our deepest sympathy at the passing of Felice. My wife and I had the pleasure of meeting him on a few occasions and found him to be “larger than life itself.” He was so friendly and outgoing. We first met him at the rehearsal dinner and then the wedding of our son, Brian Beck, and Joanne DiPerna. He immediately made us feel part of the family that was being united thru marriage. I know through Joanne that he was such an important and foundational element to the family. Kathleen and I can only imagine your great sense of loss. At the same time I believe he lived a full life and was blessed with such a wonderful family, a gift I’m sure he treasured.

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