Dolores Edna Perna

Born: 11/13/1936
Died: 9/13/2011

Mrs. Dolores Edna Perna, age 74, of Ocean View, DE, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, at Christiana Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
A native Delawarean, Dee was born in Holloway Terrace on November 13, 1936, daughter of the late Paul H. Steele, Sr. and Ruth Davis Steele. She was a talented and devoted homemaker throughout her life. She worked at Chrysler for 40 years, including many years in the Newark Parts Depot.
In her leisure hours, Dee enjoyed traveling, golfing, gardening, playing cards, feeding the birds around her home, and spending time with her family and her many good friends. Most of all, she delighted in attending her granddaughter’s gymnastic competitions around the country, which gave her a wonderful sense of pride.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Louis Perna; sons, Louis M. Perna and his wife Susan, Paul J. Perna and his wife Carla, and granddaughter Chelsea E. Perna, all of Middletown; brother, Paul H. Steele, Jr. of Milford; sisters, Phyllis Thompson of New Castle and Ruth Griffin of Virginia; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; and her pet cat, Missy.
A funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Monday, September 19, 2011, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, where visitation will begin at 9 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Dee’s memory to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 100 W. 10th Street, Ste. 209, Wilmington, DE 19801.


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