Frank Perrucci, a labor leader and Hudson County political insider, died on December 27. He was 91.
Perrucci spent twelve years as the president of the Laborer’s International Union Local 202, and was at trustee of both the Hudson County Laborers Pension, Welfare and Vacation Fund and the Agents Trade Union Council of Hudson County.
In 1977, Perucci was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for State Assembly in the 31st district, but lost the Democratic primary by 2,941 votes to Patrick Pasculli and Charles Mays.
From 1979 to 1984, he was the Director of Community Development for the City of Bayonne under Mayor Dennis Collins. Collins had designated Perrucci as the acting mayor in his absence.
Perrucci served as secretary to the warden of the Hudson County Jail, and as secretary to the Hudson County Register of Deeds and Mortgages. He also served as an aide to Rep. Frank Guarini (D-Jersey City).
He was decorated for his service in the U.S. Army during World War II. In 1998, he led the effort to bring the Battleship New Jersey to Bayonne.