Pernicone, Joseph Maria was born on November 4, 1903 in Regalbuto, Italy. Son of Salvatore and Petronilla (Taverna) Pernicone.
Bachelor of Arts, St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, Yonkers, New York, 1926. Juris Canonici Doctor, Juris Civilis Doctor, Catholic U., 1932.
Ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1926. Assistant Our Lady Mount Carmel, Yonkers, 1928-1932. Pastor Our Lady Mount Carmel.
Poughkeepsie, 1932-1944, Our Lady Mount Carmel, Bronx, 1944-1966, Holy Trinity Church, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1966-1978. Papal chamberlain, 1945, domestic prelate, 1952. Auxiliary bishop, New York City, 1954.