Ellen Jean Perialas - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

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.


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  • My heart and prayers are with you all as you grieve Ellen Jean.
    With Love,
    Michelle Schutz Chapman

  • Ellen Jean was always cheerful . I can still hear the three girls laughing. When they were together

  • Holding you all in prayer as you witness this beautiful life and adjust to her transition.

  • Deepest sympathy to Ellen’s family. Remembering fondly growing up with Ellen and Jimmy and all of the Perry children at Christiana Methodist Church, Christiana, Delaware. Sending love and prayers.

  • Mike and Matthew –
    I was so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. I pray that it was peaceful and that you can take comfort knowing she has been reunited with your Dad. I know it has been a tough couple of months, first losing your grandmother and now your Mom. Please know the Read family has you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Michael & Matthew, again, she was loved. A Wonderful Mom, Matthew, rememberhen she brought you to my house, every week, so I could, give you, your allergy shot? Then, we would talk, an hour or two? Don’t remember, what you two did why we talked? Good memories!!! Much Love!!

  • I will miss Ellen’s laughter you always knew when she was in the church she could always be heard. Your whole family is in my prayers. She is no longer in pain and is with her loved ones.