Joe died Dec. 7, 2020, with his daughters by his side following a short but courageous battle against stomach cancer. 

Born June 20, 1953, in Baltimore, Md., Joe was the son of the late Joseph James Perticone and Mary Catherine (Dougherty). A voracious reader and gifted athlete, Joe graduated from Loyola Blakefield in Baltimore. At Princeton he was a member of Cottage Club and the rugby and football teams, and majored in psychology. A municipal bond salesman for 45 years, Joe worked at Bankers Trust, Kidder Peabody, Lehman Brothers, and most recently Stifel Nicolaus. He was a member of St. John Church in Darien, Conn.

A lover of the arts, nature, and athletics, Joe spent the better part of his life listening to symphonies by Bach, reading novels by Elena Ferrante, experiencing quiet early mornings at the Met, swimming in the Atlantic Ocean, and gardening in his backyard. Joe will be remembered for his magnetic warmth, larger-than-life smile, well-honed golf game, iconic Harry Potter glasses, and most importantly his unwavering devotion to his daughters. Joe’s greatest joy in life was attending their every sporting event.

Joe is survived by daughters Lacey, Lexie, Hollis, and Isabelle; sister Margaret Brennan and her husband Tom; brother Michael Perticone; sister Mary Determan and her husband George; four nieces; and 11 nephews. He was predeceased by son Joseph James Perticone III, sister Maureen Wenker, and nephew John Kenealy Brennan.

Undergraduate Class of 1977