West Milford Municipal Court Judge Perconti dead at 54

West Milford. Municipal Court Judge Joseph Perconti died Nov. 8 after battling cancer.

11 Nov 2019 | 02:46

The Hon. Joseph C. Perconti, 54. Municipal Court judge in West Milford and other North Jersey towns died on Nov. 8, officials said.

According to his obituary, a memorial service is planned for him at Our Lady of Consolation R. C. Church, 1799 Hamburg Turnpike in Wayne, on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 9:30 a.m.

In the obituary, the family said Perconti battled glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer, for the past five years.

Born and raised in North Haledon he played varsity baseball at Boston University and was made captain of the team in his sophomore year.

Perconti graduated Cooley Law School with high distinction, winning the Property book award.

A member of the Passaic Bar Association, he worked in private practice for over 20 years before joining the Damiano Law Offices.

Up until his passing, he not only served as West Milford’s municipal court judge but also served that role in Ringwood and Wanaque, according to his profile on the Damiano Law Offices website.

He also served as a Central Judicial Processing Judge in Paterson, and Planning Board Attorney for Wyckoff.

A few of his many awards included his Distinguished Family Practice Award (2016) and his recognition as a New Jersey Super Lawyer (2013 and 2014)

According to the obituary, Perconti donated his body to Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for teaching and research endeavors.

His family includes his wife, Cynthia H. Perconti and children Olivia H. Perconti and Garrett J. Perconti, the obituary said.

Donations in Perconte’s memory can be made to HUMC Brain and Spine Institute in memory of Joseph Perconti in the memo line.

It is to be mailed to John Theurer Cancer Center, Attention Nancy Kennedy, 92 Second St., Hackensack NJ 07601 or access https://Hackensackumc.org/donate/ways to give/honor-remembrance-gifts and choose “The Caroline Fund/Brain and Spine Research Institute.”