Stella Elizabeth Perham

23 abril , 192026 enero , 2021

Stella E. (Comeau) Perham, 100, of East Hartford, loving wife of over 61 years of the late Charles Perham, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Brownville Junction, ME on April 23, 1920, a daughter of the late Anthony and Loretta Comeau, she had resided in East Hartford for the past 80 years. A woman of strong faith, Stella was a longtime member of the New Covenant United Methodist Church, East Hartford. Prior to her retirement, Stella was a Sales Leader for Stanley Home Products where she worked for forty years. She was a member of the Red Hat Society of East Hartford and the Order of Eastern Star-East Hartford Chapter. While in high school in Maine, Stella was a star basketball player and continued to be a fan of basketball, especially of the UConn Women’s team. She enjoyed playing cards and board games with her family and senior friends at the Southend Senior Center in East Hartford, and also liked traveling across the country in her car and going on cruises. Most of all, Stella cherished her time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and other family members. Stella is survived by two sons, Ronald Perham and his wife Sharon of Glastonbury, and Douglas Perham of East Hartford with whom she made her home; two daughters, Nancy Offutt and her husband William of Colorado Springs, CO, and Debra Crutcher and her husband Steve of Seattle, WA; a daughter-in-law, Marlene Perham of East Hartford; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; three great, great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Besides her beloved husband and parents, Stella was predeceased by a son, James Perham of East Hartford; four brothers, Brian, George, James, and Anthony; and a sister, Ester. Due to the current health pandemic, a graveside service will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 11:30 am at Hillside Cemetery, (Section C), East Hartford. There are no calling hours. Everyone is asked to please go directly to the cemetery on Saturday morning and wear a face covering and adhere to all current regulations. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Stella’s name may be made to the Southend Senior Center, 70 Canterbury Street, East Hartford, CT 06118 or to a favorite charity of the donor’s choice. The D’Esopo-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford has been entrusted with the care of the funeral arrangements. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit


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Stella Elizabeth Perham


John Leach

9 febrero , 2021

Dear Doug, Deb, and family members-

You mom was friendly, kind and gracious. She also had a good sense of humor. She was a shining star in the old neighborhood and a wonderful example of the greatest generation. She will be missed by all who knew her!

Forever your friend and neighbor,
John Leach

Susan Bandy

29 enero , 2021

My deepest condolences to the family.
My family use to live across the street from Stella and her family. She was a kind woman. Always kind to my parents , who were deaf, but that didn't stop her from talking with them.
My condolences to her children.

Randy Lockard

29 enero , 2021

We're thinking of you, in your sorrowful days, and of Stella, her life, her spirit of motherhood, humor and generosity. A wonderful woman who welcomed us into her home and heart for decades. Stella's life should be celebrated in a manner the present won't allow. I hope we may, safely, in the future. Our sympathies to Nancy, Ron, Debbie, Doug and their loved ones.

The Lockards

Kazik Skoczylas

29 enero , 2021

Ron: Sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She lived to reach a remarkable age and you had many, many years of making and sharing fond memories. Please give my condolences to your family in this sad time. Look forward to seeing you at our 60th EHHS reunion next year, God willing.
Kaz Skoczylas

Valerie Budil

28 enero , 2021

Dear Deb, Doug & all Family members,
So many memories of your Mom growing up as your best friend right down the street. Stella was such a lovely lady always kind and welcoming to me except when I would get you in trouble! So sorry for your loss she will be missed. Love, Val

Tom Connolly

28 enero , 2021

Stella was my second mother growing up. She was so kind, loving and compassionate. My wife, Carol, and I had a recent opportunity to visit Stella at her home in East Hartford. Ron and Dug were there. She did not look like she aged one bit. She generated the same kind of love and positive energy that she always did. I know she will be missed by many but she will always remain in our hearts with love.