Ellen Jean Perialas
July 22, 1944 - October 29, 2020
Ellen Jean Perialas, age 76, of Bear, DE, passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2020.
Born in Denton, MD on July 22, 1944, she was a daughter of the late Frances (Truitt) and Howard Perry, Sr. Ellen was in the first graduating class at Christiana High School. In 1965, Ellen married the love of her life, James Peter Perialas Jr, and together they raised two wonderful sons. A woman of faith, she was involved with several churches.
Ellen made her career as a nurse’s aide for several hospitals, dedicating 20 years to Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. She then worked as a Tupperware manager for several years. After retirement, Ellen enjoyed her life as a homemaker, mother, and grandmother.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, James Peter Perialas, Jr. Ellen is survived by her sons, Michael H. Perialas (Christe L. McGinnis) and Matthew J. Perialas (Linda); siblings, Barbara Perry, Howard A. Perry Jr (Carol), Martin Perry, and Georganna Holland (Clay); grandchildren, Emily and Stephen Perialas; great grandchildren, Sarah Reed and Jar’Miah Flowers; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Ellen was loved for her easy laugh and finding humor in life. She will be greatly missed.
All services will be held privately with a memorial service held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ellen’s memory may be made to Seasons Hospice, 220 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713.