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Michael Bernard “Mike” Perry

Michael Bernard Perry, affectionately known as “Mike”, departed this world suddenly on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at the age of 54.

Mike was a graduate of Glasgow High School, class of ’84. A free spirit who loved to laugh, enjoyed a drink, and being with friends; Mike lived for the moment. He married the love of his life in 1999 and welcomed his pride and joy, his daughter, Madeline, in 2008. Mike’s smile could brighten any room and his laugh was infectious. He was a lover of animals and made sure, along with his neighbor Laura, that the local strays were warm and fed.

Mike was devoted to his family and his creativity could be seen in the Halloween costumes he made for his daughter. Mike passed on his love of Jeeps to his daughter, along with his witty sense of humor. His loss is momentous as his story was not finished; however, Mike did live for today and that is the lesson he leaves behind. He is survived by his wife, Kathy (Noblin) Perry; daughter, Madeline; sisters, Janice, Mary, and Cynthia; and brothers, James and David. He leaves behind a slew of friends including his best friend, Larry. Mike was preceded in death by his parents, James and Mary Perry.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 1 pm until 2 pm on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, followed by a memorial service at 2 pm. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the CDC and Governor of Delaware. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mike’s memory to the Delaware SPCA, 455 Stanton Christiana Road, Newark, DE 19713.       


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25 Condolences for Michael Bernard “Mike” Perry

  • So many joyful memories my brother. So much fun we had. Words can not even begin to express our heartbreak. Our deepest sympathy to Kathy and Madeline and all the family and friends.

  • I always remembered ur sweet spirit

  • Bernardo, our other little brother. When I think of you I see your mischievous smile and feel your joyful heart. Growing up with you as part of our family was a gift, so many happy memories that made all of us who we are. Family and friends, we will always be a part of each other.
    My deepest sympathy and love to Kathy and Madeline, all of the family and everyone else who was lucky to have you in their life.

  • Kathy and Madeline. I am so sorry to hear of your great loss.

    We worked together for many years at Ai. I always enjoyed seeing Madeline coloring or playing at his desk when school was closed and hearing Mikes contagious laughter echo through the building.

    Your Family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • Sincere condolences!
    We were saddened to hear of your great loss.

  • May God bless and comfort you.

  • Kathy, so sorry to hear that Mike has passed, my condolences and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Mike and I offer our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May Michael’s soul be at peace with our Heavenly Father. We pray for peace and comfort for you and Madeline at this difficult time and offer our condolences to you both.

  • To the family of Michael Perry, May you find strength and peace in the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ. Gladys and Yvette Brown . O’berry AMEZ Church

  • I Extend My deepest sympathy to you and your family, may God give peace to you.

  • What a wonderful person has left us,,, I am so deeply sorry for Kathy and Madeline, he was every bit of the person described and more – always happy and supportive, I will never forget the week he met Kathy and what a wonderful friend and person Mike is..and all the great times we all had

  • My sincere condolences to the family. Things you cry about now,you will smile about later.

  • Sorry for your loss. Madeline I know you are hurting right now but just remember I the good times you had. Sorry we can’t be there for you. Samantha is also sorry she can’t be there for you. Alfred Russell

  • My deepest condolences to the Perry family sorry for your loss

  • So sorry for your loss. Michael was a good guy. We worked together at HBCS. Never had a bad word to say and always had a smile on his face. He was a great guy to work with. I pray the God would give you peace and understanding throughout this time and will shower you all with his love. God Bless the family

  • To the Perry Family,
    You are in my thoughts and heart during this time and going forward. I wish I had more to say and could do more to help. I hope that the wonderful memories and the love that you shared will help to sustain you when you miss your father/husband. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Cynthia Mike and I offer our sincere condolences to you and your family God Bless we love you.

  • We are sincerely sorry to hear of Mike passing. But! We are trusting he is in the arms of Jesus. A d to our family we love you and are very glad to share in Mike’s service.

  • Kathy & Madeline & the entire Perry family. Please accept my sincere condolences. Mike will be greatly missed.

  • My Thoughts & Prayers are with You.

  • Mike,
    You could engage in any conversation about any topic but if it got too serious you would crack a joke and do that laugh. That was your rule. If we hang out, we must laugh and have fun cause life is short. I will heed your advice going forward. I will miss you.

  • At 14 or 54, he was an exceptional young man who shall be missed by all. I send virtual hugs and kisses to the family, many of whom housed and fed me years ago.
    May Michael’s so short life stand as a beacon for those who will eventually reunite with him………Love, Peter

  • Kathy and Madeline,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your tragic loss. Mike’s happy spirit will always live on. His laughter was the very best! I pray your memories will bring you comfort.

  • Gone way to soon, but believe what I say…NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 Sleep and be peaceful🖤🖤🖤

  • Kathy and Madeline missing now 1 Perry in presence on earth,Mike. But he will never be gone for he is alive within the two of you. We will always have him in our hearts and minds,, never will he leave you! A special Angel to watch over you forever🙏🏽🖤❣