Joe Perry

by andrew on August 13, 2014

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Birth Name: Anthony Joseph Perry

Place of Birth: Lawrence, Massachusetts

Date of Birth: September 10, 1950

Ethnicity: Portuguese, Italian

Joe Perry is an American musician. He has served as a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for the legendary rock band Aerosmith.

Joe is the son of Mary (Ursillo) and Anthony Perry, Sr. His father is of Portuguese descent, originally from Madeira. His grandfather changed the family’s surname from “Pereira” to “Perry” upon arriving in the United States. His mother is of Italian descent, specifically Neapolitan.

Joe’s paternal grandfather was José/Joseph D. Pereira/Perry.

Joe’s maternal grandparents were Luigi/Louis John Ursillo (the son of Constantino Ursillo and Assunte “Susie” Sciacca) and Anna P. Feole (the daughter of Gabriele Giuseppe Feole and Matilda Senzi). Joe’s grandfather Luigi was born in Marzano Appio, Caserta, Campania, Italy. Joe’s grandmother Anna was also from Campania. Constantino was the son of Luigi “Louis” Ursillo. Gabriele was the son of Giacomo Feole and Marianna Dilonardo.

Sources: Genealogy of Joe Perry –

Joe’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census –

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Dstmnstr January 9, 2016 at 10:56 am

I’ve done some research on Joe Perry, I’ve gotten kinda far on his mother’s side, but I wasn’t able to go far on his father’s side. Here is the link to Joe’s Pedigree

andrew May 31, 2015 at 5:24 pm

Joe’s maternal grandparents were Louis and Anna (Feole) Ursillo

Joe’s mother

andrew May 29, 2015 at 3:26 pm

His parents names are/were Anthony Perry Sr. and Mary Ursillo.

His paternal grandfather was Joseph Pereira/Perry

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