Carl Pehrson, a lifelong resident of the city of Hoboken, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on March 7, 2022 at the age 70.

Carl spent his entire career in public works. He worked for the City of Hoboken, OMI, and the Passaic Valley Water Commission.  During his career he was assigned to a special restoration public works project in Kuwait following the Persian Gulf War.

Carl was a loyal Boston Red Sox fan and a movie enthusiast.  He enjoyed fishing with his family and friends and found great joy in encouraging and supporting the activities of his many nieces and nephews.

He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Grace Church where he volunteered along with his wife, Bernadette, on many committees, including the annual Funfest for the Parish.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Genevieve, his sister Maryanne and sister-in-law Rose.

He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Bernadette Cunning.

Left to mourn his memory are, his brother Chester,  and his extended family, including Edward and Catherine Cunning, Helen Cunning and Bill Coughlin, John and Patricia Cunning,  Daniel and Marquerite Cunning, Jane and Angelo Valente, Joaneileen and John Coughlan, his godmother Joan Antczak, and his lifelong friend JIm McIntyre.

Carl is also survived by his many cherished nieces and nephews Michael Pehrson, Edward 3rd, Daniel, Patrick, Mary, Kaitlyn, John, Grace, Edward, Kristin Cunning , Hannah, Mia, Marietta Valente and the greats, Gabriella and Lillian Pehrson, Edward 4th, Gavin ,Claire, Mckenna Cunning, Shane O’Neil, and baby Ragone.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 am Saturday, March 12, 2022 at Failla-Mcknight Funeral Home. (533 Willow Ave Hoboken) Mass of Christian Burial will also be celebrated at Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church, 400 Willow Ave Hoboken at 11:30am on Saturday, March 12, 2022.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Carl’s memory can be sent to the food pantry @ Hoboken Community Center (  or Church Of Our Lady of Grace ( Restoration Fund.


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