Funeral Held for Late Queens State Senator Jose Peralta

By Spectrum News Staff Queens |

QUEENS, N.Y. – Funeral services were held Tuesday morning for Queens State Senator Jose Peralta.

Mayor Bill de Blasio was among the mourners at St. Joan of Arc Church in Jackson Heights.

A wake for Peralta was held the day prior in Astoria.

He was remembered as a tireless advocate for the immigrant community.

Peralta died suddenly Wednesday at the age of 47.

His cause of death is still unclear.


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