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Beloved Mother, Sister and Grandmother, 95
Mrs. Filomena (nee Lardieri) Perna, 95, of Verona, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at Mountainside Hospital, Glen Ridge. Visitation will be at the Biondi Funeral Home of Nutley, 540 Franklin Avenue on Thursday, August 29 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass celebrated at St. Aloysius Church, 219 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell at 10:00 a.m. The interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.
Mrs. Perna was born in Newark, NJ where she resided until moving to Verona 25 years ago. She was a dressmaker for Marie Strandberg, Montclair for many years. Mrs. Perna loved caring for her family, cherished her grandchildren immensely, but most of all loved being called “Grandma”. She also enjoyed playing bingo.
She is survived by her beloved children Maria Giorgio and her husband Don, and Jerry Perna; her loving sister Rose Melia; and her precious grandchildren Anthony Perna, Alexandra George, Ashley English, Adam Giorgio, and Domenica Giorgio. She is also survived by her beloved dogs Nicco, Coco, Blondie, Moose, Sonny, Duke and Louie.
Mrs. Perna is predeceased by her husband Gerard Perna.