PERRY CHRISTOPHER CUOMO
March 2, 1984 – January 21, 2022
It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the passing of our son and brother, Perry Christopher Cuomo Jr. of Sudbury, age 37. Perry Jr. (PJ) passed away peacefully with his loving parents by his side after a short battle with a brain tumor. He is predeceased by his grandparents Louis and Beatrice Nowicki and Uncle Clifford. Lovingly remembered by his parents Perry and Joanne Cuomo, sister Christa (husband Chris King), brother Danny (wife Sarah), sister Patricia (fiancee Simon DiRago) and brother Mario (partner Keeshan Cunningham), his grandparents Dan and Delma Cuomo, ‘Kin’ Jaime Canard, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Private Sapper Cuomo was a proud member of the Canadian Armed Forces serving as a Combat Engineer. He deployed with 2 TP, 23 Field Squadron as part of Operation Archer, Task Force, Afghanistan, ROTO 3-06. He was a soldier’s soldier, well respected by his peers, stood out to his commanders and had a lasting positive impact on his friends, teammates and brothers/sisters in arms. Sapper Cuomo was known for his unshakable will. After one lengthy, and particularly difficult portion of training, his course staff spouted “Sapper Cuomo, no matter how hard we try, we can’t seem to wipe that grin off of your face!” Fittingly, he was awarded the Warrior Spirit Award upon graduation his QL-3 course, and the General Campaign Star for his deployment to Afghanistan. PJ enjoyed being outdoors and at camp, sitting by the campfire and cracking jokes. He was friends with people from many walks of life, with a trove of stories and adventures to match, a risk-taker eager to live new experiences. He was the kind of guy who would give you the shirt off of his back, even if it was the only one he had. PJ was fiercely loyal to his family and friends, always there for anyone day or night, he will be one “bad-ass” guardian angel to us all. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital, HSN Sudbury and Manitoulin Health Centre Hospice. Special thank you to everyone who stood by us in our time of need, lending a helping hand, wherever they could. Due to the current COVID restrictions, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Donations to ‘Soldier On’ a foundation for wounded Canadian Veterans, can be made in PJ’s honour at https://www.soldieron.ca/. Please share your thoughts, memories and photos at IslandFuneralHome.ca.
PERRY CHRISTOPHER CUOMO