Donations are pouring in to help support the family of late Queens state Sen. José Peralta.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo chipped in $10,000 Sunday to a GoFundMe account set up to help pay for Peralta’s funeral and visitation services.
The 47-year-old lawmaker suffered septic shock and tragically died on Thanksgiving eve, his widow Evelyn Peralta told The Post Friday.
His wake will be held Monday between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m at the Joseph Farenga & Sons Funeral Home in Astoria.
The funeral will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church in Jackson Heights. Peralta, the first Dominican-American elected to the State Senate, will be laid to rest at St. Michael’s Cemetery in East Elmhurst following the service.
The fundraiser, which as of Sunday had raised $12,500 of its $25,000 goal, was set up by Peralta’s staffers.
Assemblyman Danny O’Donnell appeared to have donated $1,000 as did the Local 388 union.
“Senator Peralta dedicated his life to serving New Yorkers, and the family of New York will come together to ensure he receives a fitting memorial. As we continue to mourn his sudden passing, Senator Peralta’s family and loved ones remain in our thoughts and prayers,” Cuomo said of the GoFundMe effort.
Tributes to the late lawmaker also filled the funeral home’s website.
“I remember how you were always approachable… you always made me feel like what I had to say mattered,” wrote Camellia Graham.
“We were all blessed to have Jose Peralta represent us,” wrote Shelley Brevda. “I remember years back when he worked with a youth group that my son was involved with. He was a real person – caring, interested and willing to respond to the requests of the students.”
Added Romulo Guerrero: “You set the bar very high when it came to conduct & professionalism by elected officials. Thank you for sharing your life with us.”
The Democrat served eight years in the state Assembly, then took his seat in the Senate in 2010.
The Peraltas have a 13-year-old son, Myles; he also had a son Matthew, 21.
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