Louis G. Perna - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Louis G. Perna

December 31, 1931 - March 8, 2022

Louis G. Perna, age 90, of Ocean View, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, March 8, 2022.

Born in Wilmington, DE on December 31, 1931, he was a son of the late Joseph and Santina (Masci) Perna. Lou was the owner and former president of Berry Refrigeration Co. with his two sons, retiring at the young age of 60. He spent the last 30 years as an avid outdoorsman, where he enjoyed boating, fishing and golfing with his wife, Dee. Lou was also a licensed boat captain and operated a charter fishing business for several years. He loved sharing his passion for the sport with friends and family. A snow bird, Lou spent his winter months at his second home in Naples, Florida. He was a member of St. John’s Lodge No. 2 A.F. & A.M. Above all, Lou cherished time spent with his family, especially with his granddaughter, Chelsea.

In addition to his parents, Lou was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores (Steele) Perna; and siblings, Jeanette Pate, Joe Perna, and Rita Poole. He is survived by his children, Louis M. Perna (Susan) and Paul J. Perna (Carla), both of Middletown; granddaughter, Chelsea E. Perna; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Perna and Phyllis Thompson; brother-in-law, Paul Steele; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 12 pm on Friday, March 18, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12 pm. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lou’s memory to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Northeast (Eastern PA-Delaware), P.O. Box 22470, New York, NY 10087-2470 or online by clicking here.


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  • I’m so sorry Louie and Susan. That man was a legend! He will be missed.

  • Lou very sorry for your loss I meet your Father meany years ago through my Dad and he also gave my little brother Mike his very first job praying for you and your family your buddy Roach

  • As difficult as this time is, may you find comfort knowing others are thinking of you all and the memories shared will always be a part of your lives.

  • To Paul,Louie and families
    My sincere condolences for the loss of your father.

    Tom Stine

  • RIP,

  • To Louie, Paul and the entire Perna family, my sincerest condolences for the loss of your father.
    He was a true gentleman.

  • Lou,Paul and families,
    Thinking of you at this difficult time and my sincere condolences on the loss of your Dad.

  • Sending our condolences to the family at sad Time.

  • Sending our condolences and prayers at this sad time.

  • My deepest Condolences to the family. This man was a gift from God! I loved our conversation and will deeply miss him! He saved my family so many times… a great friend ❤️ I will always love you!