Loretta R. Perry
AGE: 91 • Wilmington
Loretta Rebecca Perry passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the age of 91. She was in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her family and minister, Fr. James Bimbi. Born on May 24, 1922, she was one of eleven children of the late John and Catherine Fox.
Loretta was a member of St. James Episcopal Church - Millcreek for more than 50 years, where she belonged to the bazaar group, shaw ministry and the altar guild. She also enjoyed bowling with her friends for over 30 years. After retirement, Loretta spent many years with her husband in Florida during the winter months, and loved doing crafts. Prior to their Florida excursions, they were avid campers and took trips throughout the United States with family and friends.
Loretta is survived by her husband of 72 years, William Perry; her daughters, Carolyn Eldridge and Shirley Alexander (Karl); her sons, Thomas and David Perry; her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and six remaining sisters.
She was predeceased by three brothers; one sister; her daughter-in-law, Nancy Perry; and her son-in-law, Milt Eldridge. Loretta will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Family and friends are invited to visit at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek on Wednesday, March 26 from 10:00AM-12:00PM. Funeral services, officiated by Fr. James Bimbi, will begin at 12:00PM. Interment will follow in St. James Episcopal Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 2106 St. James Church Road, Wilmington, DE 19808 or
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